Patent Number: 6,324,498

Title: Method of identifying program compatibility featuring on-screen userinterface graphic program symbols and identifiers

Abstract: By means of a user interface the application programs which are accessiblethrough said user interface are visually represented on the display of acomputer as icons (IC; P1, P2, P3, P4). It is proposed to assign anidentification (DF1, DF2; DF3, . . . , DF8) to such an icon (IC; P1, P2,P3, P4) indicating which data format can be processed by the applicationprogram represented by the icon. In a simple and concise manner thisidentification allows compatibility with another application program whichis accessible through the user interface to be determined.

Inventors: Wajda; Wieslawa (Keltern, DE)


International Classification: G06F 9/44 (20060101); G06F 017/50 ()

Expiration Date: 11/27/2014