Patent Number: 6,310,603

Title: Overscan user interface

Abstract: A method for creating and accessing a graphical user interface in the overscan area outside the area of the display normally visible to users of the common operating systems. This normal display area is generally known as the "desktop". The desktop serves as the graphical user interface to the operating system. The desktop displays images representing documents and applications available to the user (icons). The desktop is restricted in the common environments to a predetermined set of resolutions (e.g., 640.times.480, 800.times.600, 1024.times.768) as defined by VGA and SuperVGA standards. Displayable borders outside this area are the overscan.

Inventors: Nason; D. David (Bainbridge Island, WA), O'Rourke; Thomas C. (Seattle, WA), Campbell; J. Scott (Seattle, WA)

Assignee: xSides Corporation

International Classification: G09G 5/14 (20060101); G09G 1/16 (20060101); G06F 9/44 (20060101); G09G 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018