Processing user interface commands in an instant messaging environment

  • US 20070005719A1
  • Filed: 09/06/2006
  • Published: 01/04/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/06/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of processing user interface commands in an instant messaging application, comprising:

  • receiving a user interface command that is associated with a particular manner of processing the user interface command when a generic instant messaging environment is active in the instant messaging application;

    determining whether an instant messaging environment that is currently active in the instant messaging application specifies a different manner of processing the user interface command; and

    in response to determining that the instant messaging environment specifies a different manner of processing the user interface command, over-riding the particular manner of processing the user interface command by processing the user interface command in the different manner.

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