06313851 is referenced by 132 patents and cites 7 patents.

A system, method, and medium for enhancing a GUI and viewing environment for a computer user is disclosed. Enabling a user to fully navigate and operate a computer through the use of a remote control device, the present invention includes at least a PC mode of operation and a theater mode of operation, wherein the theater mode is designed for distance use with the remote device. While operating in theater mode, received function key signals are interpreted by the computer system to operate various functions which have been modified to accommodate remote viewing and control. To enable the remote device to fully control the applications executable on the computer, the disclosed process notifies the various applications of the current operating mode.

Title
User friendly remote system interface
Application Number
8/917857
Publication Number
6313851 (B1)
Application Date
August 27, 1997
Publication Date
November 6, 2001
Inventor
David A Barnes
Seattle
WA, US
David Wm Plummer
Redmond
WA, US
Joseph H Matthews III
Redmond
WA, US
Agent
Banner & Witcoff
US
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
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