Networked desktop environment

  • US 10,140,198 B1
  • Filed: 10/30/2012
  • Issued: 11/27/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/30/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method comprising:

  • identifying, by a processor at a server in response to instructions stored on a non-transitory storage medium, a networked desktop state of a networked desktop environment, wherein the networked desktop environment includes a networked desktop workspace and an information element, and wherein the networked desktop state includes information indicating a multi-dimensional position of a representation of the information element in the networked desktop workspace;

    determining first rendering capabilities of a first interface device available for collaboratively sharing the networked desktop environment, the first rendering capabilities reflecting a rendering mode to use for rendering the networked desktop environment at the first interface device;

    determining second rendering capabilities of a second interface device available for collaboratively sharing the networked desktop environment, the second rendering capabilities reflecting a rendering mode to use for rendering the networked desktop environment at the second interface device, wherein the first rendering capabilities and the second rendering capabilities are different;

    collaboratively sharing the networked desktop environment, wherein collaboratively sharing the networked desktop environment includes;

    generating, at the server, instructions for use in rendering a graphical representation of the networked desktop workspace, wherein the instructions for use in rendering the graphical representation of the networked desktop workspace include information indicative of the networked desktop state, first rendering instructions based on the first rendering capabilities, and second rendering instructions based on the second rendering capabilities;

    transmitting the instructions for use in rendering the graphical representation of the networked desktop workspace to the first interface device via a first network communication link, such that the graphical representation of the networked desktop workspace is renderable by the first interface device using the first rendering instructions;

    transmitting the instructions for use in rendering the graphical representation of the networked desktop workspace to the second interface device via second a network communication link, such that the graphical representation of the networked desktop workspace is renderable by the second interface device using the second rendering instructions; and

    receiving, via a network communication link, information indicating an interaction with the networked desktop environment at one or both of the first interface device or the second interface device, wherein the interaction includes a change of the multi-dimensional position; and

    storing, at the server, the networked desktop environment, wherein storing the networked desktop environment includes updating the networked desktop state based on the change of the multi-dimensional position.

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