Patent Number: 8,881,152

Title: Working sets of sub-application programs of application programs currently running on computing system

Abstract: A pattern corresponds to a task that a computing system can perform. The pattern at least indirectly identifies one or more sub-application programs of one or more application programs that the computing system can run and that are relevant to the task. Application of the pattern to sub-application programs of application programs currently running on the computing system identifies a working set of one or more sub-application programs of one or more application programs currently running on the computing system and that are relevant to the task. The computing system hides, within a graphical user interface that the computing system presents, the sub-application programs of the application programs currently running on the computing system that are not part of the working set, and the application programs currently running on the computing system that do not include any sub-application program that is part of the working set.

Inventors: Li; Yongcheng (Cary, NC), Chakra; Al (Apex, NC), Wu; Yuping C. (Cary, NC)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 9/46 (20060101); G06F 3/048 (20130101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00