Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jul 2007 09:53 UTC, submitted by drfelip
Graphics, User Interfaces "An interesting patent application recently filed by Microsoft may offer a glimpse at the future of the Windows interface. The patent describes a 'method for managing windows in a display' that seems to describe a method of task switching that is neither Taskbar nor Expose, but something in between." It reminds me of a feature called 'iconify', where you can minimise windows into an icon on the desktop (as CDE has, for instance), a feature I miss in most modern desktop environments.
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by searly on Tue 17th Jul 2007 10:14 UTC
searly
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2006-02-27

looks a little bit like the KDE4 extenders ... or at least nothing that could not be achieved by Plasma.

Anyway, another useless patent.

Edited 2007-07-17 10:14

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