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Disclosed is a system for enhancing the interface of giving window focus to one window of a number of windows in the Microsoft Windows* operating system.
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Enhanced Application Chooser
Disclosed is a system for enhancing the interface of giving window focus to one window
of a number of windows in the Microsoft Windows* operating system. When
"Alt-tabbing" to switch to a certain application in Microsoft Windows, many times, one
has to go through a number of applications before getting to the windows representing
the application they would like to get to. Many times, the applications one has to cycle
through are running a task in the background that the user needs to have running,
however, the user does not want to have to have this application in their "alt-tab" list.
The proposed system aims to enhance the interface of choosing running applications in
the Windows environment. In the system, the user will have added options when they
reference an application which is minimized in their taskbar. The user will be able to
right click on the application and choose an option "Hide this application from my
taskbar." As implied, this will hide the running application from the taskbar, freeing up
taskbar space for the user. The user will also be able to right click and choose an option
of "Hide this application in my alt-tab choices." Accordingly, the hidden application will
not show up in the user's alt-tab choices when alt-tab is pressed for as long as the
application is running. Of course, the user may not want that application to show up in
their task bar or alt-tab choices for future uses. In this case, the user will be...