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A user interface, system, method and software for displaying a simulated three-dimensional display of menu options to a user, thereby maximizing use of a display's real estate by presenting all available options at once while at the same time presenting certain options in a more pronounced manner. The system monitors for running applications, polls the running applications for any available options, and displays the options in the simulated three-dimensional format. With this type of dynamic menu, standard means for bringing focus to a selectable target create complexities, and are thus avoided by designing the system's cursor to duplicate the appearance of the selected target's shape, preferably in a smaller size.

Title
Simulated three-dimensional navigational menu system
Application Number
9/421580
Publication Number
7134095 (B1)
Application Date
October 20, 1999
Publication Date
November 7, 2006
Inventor
Thomas A Kayl
Sioux City
IA, US
Michael Mostyn
Flower Mound
TX, US
Theodore David Wugofski
Fort Worth
TX, US
Kim C Smith
Colleyville
TX, US
Agent
Suiter West Swantz PC LLO
Assignee
Gateway
CA, US
IPC
G06F 3/00
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