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Virtual Office Desktop Drawers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037961D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Franklin, SM Peters, AM [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a method for grouping tasks and objects in an electronic office environment. It is often convenient for the user to store objects directly on the desktop window. However, this desktop may become cluttered as more tools are used. On a physical desk, the user has desk drawers which may be used to store and group objects, yet keep them within simple reach. This metaphor has been extended to the desktop window, which may be equipped with any number of desk drawers. The drawers may store any objects which the desktop window itself can store.