Screen-Sharing Ring for Enhanced Multiple Application Display
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
A means is provided for the user to logically control the display of multiple interactive applications by the employment of an intuitive, easily manipulated display management model. It is essential that the user of an interactive computing system which addresses multiple active interactive applications have easy access to the information generated by each application. Many different techniques have been used to accomplish this end. The first and most primitive approach is to start, execute and terminate applications serially. Any information derived from one application must be remembered by the user for use in another application. A second approach ("hot key") maintains display information and interactive characteristics of two or more applications concurrently.