05564002 is referenced by 114 patents and cites 9 patents.

A novel virtual desktop system organizes open applications of a computer into groups of programs that perform common functions or tasks. The groups of programs are called Desktops and the virtual desktop system provides a Desktop Manager for assigning ranges of display screen coordinates to these Desktops, and then assigning open applications to them. Specifically, the Desktop Manager is a system software program that contains a plurality of Desktop groups and that provides a user interface for managing the display of selected open applications assigned to the Desktops. These selected open applications are displayed in application windows on a display screen of the computer when switching between Desktops in the virtual desktop system.

Title
Method and apparatus for implementing a virtual desktop through window positioning
Application Number
8/284013
Publication Number
5564002
Application Date
August 1, 1994
Publication Date
October 8, 1996
Inventor
Kurt R Brown
Lexington
KY, US
Agent
Mark S Walker
Bruce D Jobse
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 3/14
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