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Focus-defined Application Meta-Toolbar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032273D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Oct-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Oct-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a Graphical User Interface (GUI) toolbar which is dockable but disconnected from a specific application: a Meta-Toolbar. The Meta-Toolbar will contain, as icons or text menus, common application operations. The host computer's underlying windowing system interprets a user's click on a toolbar operation in the context of the user's current application window focus.