Method and apparatus for displaying translucent overlapping graphical objects on a computer monitor

  • US 6,356,281 B1
  • Filed: 02/09/1995
  • Issued: 03/12/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/22/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of displaying information in a computer having a monitor attached thereto, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) displaying a graphical representation of a first object on the monitor of the computer;

    (b) displaying a graphical representation of a second object on the monitor of the computer overlaying and obscuring at least a portion of the first object;

    (c) altering the graphical representation of the obscured portion of the first object to create a vestigial representation thereof; and

    (d) displaying the vestigial representation of the obscured portion of the first object through the second object.

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