Dynamic Title Propagation
Original Publication Date: 1986-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
A method is described for use in a UNIX*-type system, in which as the execution thread continues on any single virtual terminal, the title in both the system window and the application window accurately reflects the current execution state. When an activity is initiated in a UNIX-type virtual terminal environment, its title is set in both the activity window and a system summary list. As the activity execution thread continues, sub-tasks such as back-ups, editing sessions, etc., may be started in the same window. The title does not reflect the window's new status since it was set at activity initiation time. In accordance with the new method, an Application Program Interface that alters the title in the application window and propagates the new title to the system summary list is provided.