Window Manager Designed for Cloud Services

  • Shizuki Yoshino
  • Tetsuo Tanaka
  • Kazunori Matsumoto
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8016)


Cloud services like web-based e-mail or hosted office suites are becoming widespread. With these services, PC users are likely to use several services and to visit several sites at once. As a result, several windows appear on the desktop, and their overlapping complicates access to hidden windows. In this study, the authors propose a window manager running on the browser. The proposed window manager employs a tiling style in order to improve the usability of multiple cloud services at the same time. It also employs a window placement method, implemented by drawing frame edges, and a window replacement method using drag and drop. It is user-friendly, even for unskilled PC-users. An experiment showed that the proposed window manager was effective in reducing the number of operations for window placement or replacement.


window manager cloud service drawing frame edges tiling style window placement usability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shizuki Yoshino
    • 1
  • Tetsuo Tanaka
    • 1
  • Kazunori Matsumoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information and Computer SciencesKanagawa Institute of TechnologyAtsugiJapan

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