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Time-Based Minimize to Icon Tray Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033502D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Dec-13

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As computers gain more and more power, users are increasingly multi-tasking. Often times this results in a crowding of the appbar at the bottom of the screen as windows are launched. One solution in attempting to lower appbar crowding is to group appbar entries together that are instances of the same application. This helps, but appbar crowding still occurs when users launch multiple applications. Disclosed herein is a mechanism to help futher reduce appbar crowding and recover that valuable screen real estate.