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Hillel N Cooperman, Stephen P Proteau, Mark R Ligameri, Austina M De Bonte, Kathleen B McNamee, Cornelis K Van Dok: Method and apparatus for providing an instant message notification. Microsoft Corporation, Christensen O Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, June 14, 2005: US06907447 (114 worldwide citation)

An instant messaging client application is provided that receives requests to initiate instant messaging conversations and, in response to the requests, displays a notification window. The notification window includes information that may allow a user to decide whether or not the user would like to ...


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Ales Holecek, Charles W Stabb, Cornelis K Van Dok, Hillel N Cooperman, Jeffrey W Pettiross, Mark R Ligameri: Window information switching system. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, January 13, 2009: US07478326 (80 worldwide citation)

A method for displaying at least one visualization of windows on a display screen is described. The method includes steps of receiving an input corresponding to a request to access visualizations of windows for a plurality of windows, and for each window of the plurality of windows, displaying a vis ...


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Ales Holecek, Charles W Stabb, Hillel N Cooperman, Jeffrey W Pettiross, Mark R Ligameri, Kanwal VedBrat: Multiple window behavior system. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, June 23, 2009: US07552397 (53 worldwide citation)

A method for displaying a plurality of windows on a display screen is described. The method includes steps of associating a first window with a second window, where the second window is independent of the first window, arranging the first window and the second window on a display screen, where the f ...


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Donald J Lindsay, Mark R Ligameri: System and method for providing a window management mode. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, March 16, 2010: US07681143 (34 worldwide citation)

A mode of managing windows in a graphical user interface in which the application windows may be presented in a tiled manner is provided. Upon invocation of the mode inactive application windows may be scaled down and organized in a manner so as to set them aside from the currently active applicatio ...


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J Craig Hally, Kenneth A Koch, Mark R Ligameri, Jason F Moore, Shaun A Kaasten, Richard M Banks, Michael Sheldon, David G De Vorchik, Zeke B Odins Lucas, Patrice L Miner: Virtual address bar user interface control. Microsoft Corporation, Banner & Witcoff, July 3, 2007: US07240292 (33 worldwide citation)

A virtual address bar user interface control is presented. The virtual address bar includes a plurality of interactive segments, each segment corresponding to a predetermined filter for selecting content in a computer file system. Collectively, the interactive segments represent a virtual address fo ...


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David A Matthews, Charles W Stabb, Mark R Ligameri: Determining and displaying a list of most commonly used items. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, June 2, 2009: US07543244 (29 worldwide citation)

An operating system program launch menu, such as a Start menu, provides various mechanisms for a user to quickly and efficiently locate and launch desired data items such as programs, data files, storage locations, and the like. A search box within the program launch menu may be used to quickly loca ...


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Ales Holecek, Charles W Stabb, Hillel N Cooperman, Jeffrey W Pettiross, Mark R Ligameri: Multi-application tabbing system. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, September 16, 2008: US07426697 (29 worldwide citation)

A method for displaying a plurality of windows on a display screen is described. The method includes steps of associating a first window with at least one second window, the at least one second window being independent of and external to the first window, and combining the first window and the at le ...


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Charles W Stabb, Donald J Lindsay, Mark R Ligameri: Method and apparatus for application window grouping and management. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, August 25, 2009: US07581192 (23 worldwide citation)

A method for displaying a plurality of windows on a display screen is described. The method includes steps of displaying a first application window and a second application window on a display screen, declaring the first application window and the second application window as a group, the second app ...


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Ales Holecek, Charles W Stabb, Donald J Lindsay, Hillel N Cooperman, Mark R Ligameri: System and method for controlling the opacity of multiple windows while browsing. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, June 29, 2010: US07747965 (19 worldwide citation)

A method referred to as x-ray browsing for allowing a user to browse through windows on their desktop is provided. Aspects of the invention include responsive to a command, making a first window the window in focus on the display screen and changing the relative opacities between a content portion o ...


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Roland Radtke, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Jensen M Harris, Mark A Peters, Deepak Menon, Mark R Ligameri: Floating command object. Microsoft Corporation, Steve Crocker, Jim Ross, Micky Minhas, April 21, 2015: US09015624 (18 worldwide citation)

A floating command object is provided for offering a set of commonly or frequently used commands in close proximity to a selected text, data or other object in a document. When a given object is selected for editing, the floating object automatically displays near the object to allow easy selection ...