Computer application with help pane integrated into workspace

  • US 5,715,415 A
  • Filed: 06/05/1996
  • Issued: 02/03/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/05/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A computer-implemented method for executing a computer application in a graphical user interface windowing environment, comprising the following steps:

  • presenting a workspace within a graphical window; and

    displaying help content in a help pane as part of the graphical window without opening a separate graphical window to display the help content and without losing focus to the graphical window the help pane being displayed irrespective of pointer position.

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