System for real-time adaptation to changes in display configuration

  • US 7,380,116 B2
  • Filed: 08/08/2005
  • Issued: 05/27/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/08/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for reconfiguring a computer system to accommodate changes in a display environment, comprising the steps of:

  • detecting the addition or removal of a display device in the computer system;

    providing a notification to a component of an operating system executing on said computer system that a video device has been added or removed, in response to said detection; and

    modifying the allocation of display space to display devices via said operating system component, in response to said notification and in accordance with the addition or removal of a video device.

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