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Dual Input device handing mechanism for PC Windows system, Multi-Window and Dual Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058181D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Feb-15
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Windows* Operating system, here after Windows provides multi-monitor and dual display feature that user can use independent desktop on each display monitor. On the other hand, in general, any input device such as mouse, key board, though they can be two or more for each they are common for those displays. A problem is, on this multi-display or dual display environment, when user needs to manipulate input device such as the mouse across the windows which are located on across the displays or one window is located on the primary display and the other is located on the secondary, it is complicated for the user to move the mouse from the primary to the secondary display and its vice versa in case the operation requires user to move the mouse many times with long distance. The idea on this disclosure is, on Windows multi-window, multi-monitor or dual display environment, to assign notebook PC on-board input device, mouse and keyboard to the primary or notebook PC built-in LCD and to assign an external input device, such as USB or PS2 mouse and keyboard to the external display(s) or its vice versa. Though there are some similar inventions disclosed already, this particular disclosure has some new idea, e.g. input device switching control management when one input device on the primary display goes to secondary on which the other input device was already placed.