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Patent Title: Multiple display pointers for computer graphical user interfaces

Assignee: IBM
Patent Number: US5699534
Issue Date: 12-16-1997
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File Date:04-12-1996

Abstract: A pointer system provides multiple display pointers that can be created and identified by a computer user such that each pointer is associated with a particular application and location within an application. A user can recall respective pointers and pointer locations by selecting a pointer identifier. One or more of the pointers can be defined as anchored pointers, which are associated with one or more user actions. The user actions can comprise a variety of functions, including mouse button clicks. In this way, a user can define anchored pointers and carry out a string of user actions by selecting the identifying character of an anchored pointer.


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