3-D document workspace with focus, immediate and tertiary spaces

  • US 5,847,709 A
  • Filed: 09/26/1996
  • Issued: 12/08/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/26/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computer controlled display system for displaying document objects in a three-dimensional document workspace on a display, said computer controlled display system comprising:

  • document receiving means for receiving document objects;

    workspace display circuitry for generating display information for displaying said three-dimensional document workspace and said document objects, said workspace display circuitry comprising;

    circuitry for displaying a focus space, said focus space for detail display of a document object;

    circuitry for displaying an immediate space, said immediate space for ephemeral positioning of document objects that are in use but not in focus; and

    circuitry for displaying a tertiary space, said tertiary space for positioning document objects that are not in use.

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