Visible clipboard for graphical computer environments

  • US 5,404,442 A
  • Filed: 11/30/1992
  • Issued: 04/04/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/30/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for moving a clipboard icon comprising the steps of:

  • selecting a clipboard icon on a computer screen having a boundary;

    dragging said clipboard icon on said computer screen with a pointing device; and

    depositing said clipboard icon, wherein when the clipboard icon is deposited at a location that impinges the boundary on said computer screen, the clipboard icon is displayed in its deposited location, and wherein when said clipboard icon is deposited at a location that does not impinge the boundary on said computer screen, the clipboard icon is converted to an image of application data that is stored within a clipboard memory and the image of said application data is displayed on said computer screen at the deposit location and the application data is inserted in an application program file at a position that corresponds to the deposit location.

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