Original Publication Date: 1996-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
In interactive systems using windows such as IBM* OS/2* or Microsoft Windows**, the operating system maintains a list of active windows. The name of each window was coined by the programmer who wrote the program for that window. Therefore, with the exception of those resources listed on a top window in focus, a user must memorize or have a handwritten list in order to be able to access window resources. Further information on the allocation and access of resources in window systems can be found in "Programming the OS/2 Presentation Manager" by Charles Petzold, published by Microsoft Press, Redmond, Washington.