Human-Computer Interaction 3e Dix, Finlay, Abowd, Beale

exercises  -  8. implementation support

EXERCISE 8.4

A user has a word-processor and a drawing package open. The word-processor's window is uppermost. The user then clicks on the drawing window (see figure below). The drawing window then pops to the front.

Describe in detail the things that the window manager and applications perform during the processing of the mouse click in the above scenario. Explain any assumptions you make about the kind of window manager or application toolkits that are being used.

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ex.8.1 (ans), ex.8.2 (ans), ex.8.3 (tut), ex.8.4 (tut), ex.8.5 (tut)

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