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A graphic user interface for a computer is provided in which representations of application programs can be placed on the display in a specified area reserved for such a purpose in which area they could not be so readily obscured and forgotten, and which includes a facility for controlling the placement of such representations within the reserved area. The graphic images are guided into specific locations, or "docks" in the reserved area, and their removal from the docks is restricted to prevent accidental withdrawal.

Title
System and method for managing graphic images
Application Number
256764
Publication Number
5146556
Application Date
February 27, 1991
Publication Date
September 8, 1992
Inventor
Christopher M Franklin
Saratoga
CA, US
Steven P Jobs
Woodside
CA, US
Jean Marie Hullot
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Jeffrey H Ingerman
Laurence S Rogers
Assignee
NeXT Computer
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/40
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