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Visual Definition of Screen Structures

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060868D
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Greene, CS [+details]

Abstract

An arrangement is described for use with an interactive data processing system which establishes a visual definition for screen structures in order to distinguish the use of lines to define multiple screen structures as single entities instead of multiple entities. In multiple window systems, lines are used to define the borders of their windows, pop structures, and areas within these structures. Typically, these lines connect at all intersection points to form, what appears to the operator to be, a single screen structure with multiple pieces instead of multiple structures with multiple pieces. Fig. 1 is a simple example of such a screen.