(12) United States Patent ao) Patent No.: Us 7,496,853 B2
Awada et al. (45) Date of Patent: Feb. 24,2009
(73) Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 1023 days.
(21) Appl.No.: 10/434,525
(22) Filed: May 8, 2003
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2004/0226012 Al Nov. 11, 2004
(51) Int. CI.
G06F 9/00 (2006.01)
G06F 3/00 (2006.01)
G11B 27/00 (2006.01)
H04N 5/44 (2006.01)
H04N 7/173 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 715/767; 715/764; 715/769;
(58) Field of Classification Search 715/500.1,
715/716, 769, 770, 767, 766, 765, 764, 724,
See application file for complete search history. (56) References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
A method of enabling a user to manage items such as text, graphics image, audio clips, video clips etc. on a clipboard are provided. The method includes displaying a window having at least one option for managing the items on the clipboard and allowing the user to assert the option to manage the items. In another embodiment, a method is provided to indicate a selected item at a location in a document displayed in a graphical user interface with a scrollbar. The method includes selecting the item, determining whether the item is a file, and displaying, if the item is a file, an icon representing the file in the scrollbar at a location corresponding to the location of the highlighted item.