JP2011232947A - Information processor, window display method thereof and computer executable program - Google Patents

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JP2011232947A
JP2011232947A JP2010102515A JP2010102515A JP2011232947A JP 2011232947 A JP2011232947 A JP 2011232947A JP 2010102515 A JP2010102515 A JP 2010102515A JP 2010102515 A JP2010102515 A JP 2010102515A JP 2011232947 A JP2011232947 A JP 2011232947A
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Kunihiko Miwa
Masahiko Mizutani
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An information processing apparatus capable of improving a user's operation efficiency when switching display of a plurality of windows displayed on a display screen, a window display method thereof, and a computer-executable program are provided. For the purpose.
In an information processing apparatus equipped with a multi-window OS, a pointing device that detects a pressure in a Z-axis direction applied to an operation unit, and a plurality of display devices that are displayed on a display device based on a detection result of the pointing device. Display control means for controlling the display hierarchy of the window.
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  The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus, a window display method thereof, and a computer-executable program.

  In an information processing apparatus, a multi-window OS is widely used as an operating system (hereinafter referred to as “OS”). The multi-window OS is an OS that allows a plurality of windows to be opened simultaneously and a different program to be executed in each window. A user can efficiently execute a plurality of programs simultaneously while moving a window on the screen or changing the size of the window using a pointing device such as a mouse, a track point, or a touch pad.

  In order to display a target window other than the window displayed in the foreground among the plurality of windows, the user uses, for example, a mouse to display the cursor displayed on the display device using the mouse. Next, it is necessary to switch the window by pressing (clicking) the mouse instruction button.

  For example, the case where the display screen shown in FIG. 9 is in the order of the windows W1 to W4 and the window W4 is hidden behind the windows W1 to W3 will be described. Here, when displaying W2 in the foreground, it is necessary to move the mouse cursor to the portion where W2 is displayed and then click the instruction button. The window W3 may be selected by mistake. In order to display the window W4 in the foreground, it is necessary to move the other windows W1 to W3, or to close the windows W1 to W3 and convert them into icons, which complicates the user operation. As described above, when displaying a desired window among the plurality of windows, troublesome operation for the user is required, operation time is required, and erroneous operation may occur, resulting in poor user operation efficiency. There is a problem.

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  The present invention has been made in view of the above, and an information processing apparatus capable of improving the operation efficiency of a user when performing display switching of a plurality of windows displayed on a display screen, and the window display thereof It is an object to provide a method and a computer executable program.

  In order to solve the above-described problems and achieve the object, the present invention provides a pointing device for detecting a pressure in the Z-axis direction applied to an operation unit in an information processing apparatus equipped with a multi-window OS, Display control means for controlling a display hierarchy of a plurality of windows displayed on the display device based on the detection result.

  Further, according to a preferred aspect of the present invention, the display control means is one step below the window displayed in the foreground when a pressure in the Z-axis direction greater than a predetermined value is applied to the operation unit. It is desirable to display the window of the first layer in the foreground.

  Further, according to a preferred aspect of the present invention, the display control means is configured to display a window displayed on the forefront every time a pressure in the Z-axis direction equal to or greater than the predetermined value is instantaneously applied to the operation unit. It is desirable to display the lower layer windows one by one in order on the foreground.

  Also, according to a preferred aspect of the present invention, the display control means sequentially opens the lower layer windows one by one in accordance with the pressure in the Z-axis direction applied to the operation unit. It is desirable to display in the foreground.

  According to a preferred aspect of the present invention, when a click signal is input, the display control means determines the current window display state, while no pressure in the Z-axis direction is applied to the operation unit. If this happens, it is desirable to return to the original window display state.

  Moreover, according to a preferred aspect of the present invention, it is desirable that the display control means displays a hierarchy number of the window displayed on the foreground.

  According to a preferred aspect of the present invention, it is desirable that the pointing device is a track point where the operation unit is arranged in a keyboard.

  In order to solve the above-described problems and achieve the object, the present invention provides a pointing device that detects a pressure in the Z-axis direction applied to an operation unit in a window display method of an information processing apparatus equipped with a multi-window OS. And a display control step of controlling a display hierarchy of a plurality of windows displayed on the display device based on the detection result.

  Further, in order to solve the above-described problems and achieve the object, the present invention provides a pointing that detects a pressure in the Z-axis direction applied to the operation unit in a program installed in an information processing apparatus equipped with a multi-window OS. A computer is caused to execute a display control process for controlling a display hierarchy of a plurality of windows displayed on a display device based on a device detection result.

  According to the present invention, in an information processing apparatus equipped with a multi-window OS, a pointing device that detects a pressure in the Z-axis direction applied to the operation unit, and a display device displays the result based on the detection result of the pointing device. And a display control means for controlling the display hierarchy of the plurality of windows, so that information processing capable of improving the operation efficiency of the user when switching the display of the plurality of windows displayed on the display screen is provided. There is an effect that an apparatus can be provided.

FIG. 1 is a schematic external view of a notebook PC to which an information processing apparatus according to an embodiment is applied. FIG. 2 is a diagram illustrating a schematic hardware configuration example of the notebook PC of FIG. FIG. 3 is a diagram illustrating an example of a schematic cross-sectional configuration of the track point. FIG. 4 is a diagram schematically showing a functional configuration related to changing the display hierarchy of a plurality of windows in the notebook PC of FIG. FIG. 5 is a flowchart for explaining processing for changing the display hierarchy of a plurality of windows in the notebook PC of FIG. FIG. 6 is a diagram illustrating an example of the layer structure of the windows W1 to W5. FIG. 7 is a diagram illustrating a first display example of the windows W1 to W5 displayed on the display display. FIG. 8 is a diagram illustrating a second display example of the windows W1 to W5 displayed on the display display. FIG. 9 is a diagram for explaining the background art.

  Hereinafter, embodiments of an information processing apparatus, a window display method thereof, and a program executable by a computer will be described in detail with reference to the drawings. Note that the present invention is not limited to the embodiments. In addition, constituent elements in the following embodiments include those that can be easily assumed by those skilled in the art or that are substantially the same.

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FIG. 1 is a schematic external view of a notebook PC to which an information processing apparatus according to an embodiment is applied. As shown in FIG. 1, the notebook PC 1 according to Embodiment 1 includes a main body side housing 2 and a display side housing 3 which are substantially rectangular parallelepipeds. The main body side housing 2 and the display side housing 3 are connected to each other by a pair of left and right connecting portions (hinge portions) 7a and 7b at the respective end portions, and the connecting portions 7a and 7b open and close these housings. Supports freely.

  The display-side housing 3 includes a display device 5 that displays various types of information in response to commands from the main body-side housing 2. The main body side housing 2 includes an input unit 4 having a keyboard 6, a track point (also referred to as a pointing stick) 8 disposed in the keyboard 6, a touch pad 9, and the like on the upper surface thereof. The touch pad 9 includes a touch surface 9a, a right button 9b, and a left button 9c.

  FIG. 3 is a diagram showing an example of a schematic cross-sectional configuration of the track point 8 of FIG. The track point 8 includes a rubber cap 8a, a stick 8b, a strain plate 8c, and a strain sensor (not shown) provided inside or outside the strain plate. The rubber cap 8a is processed so that the fingertip does not slip. The strain plate 8c is configured to bend in the vertical direction. Hereinafter, the rubber cap 8a and the stick 8b are referred to as an operation unit operated by the user.

  By detecting the compression or expansion of the strain sensor, the pressure in the X, Y, and Z directions applied to the operation unit is detected. Since the mechanism for detecting the pressure of the track point in the X, Y, and Z axis directions is known, detailed description thereof will be omitted.

  Returning to FIG. 1, the track point 8 detects the pressure in the X, Y, and Z axis directions applied to the operation unit by the user, and the main body side housing 2 is in the XY axis direction on the screen of the display device 5. The cursor is moved in accordance with the pressure of the window W, and the display hierarchy of the plurality of windows W is switched in accordance with the pressure in the Z-axis direction. Accordingly, the user can switch the display hierarchy of the plurality of windows W by pressing the operation unit of the track point 8 downward.

  FIG. 2 is a diagram showing a schematic hardware configuration example of the notebook PC 1 of FIG. As shown in the figure, the notebook PC 1 includes a CPU 11, a ROM 12, a memory 13, an HDD (hard disk) 14, a graphics adapter 15, a display device 5, an embedded controller 17, a keyboard 6, a track point 8, A touch pad 9, a USB port 20, a battery 21, a DC-DC converter 22, an AC adapter 23, and the like are provided, and each unit is connected via a bus.

  The CPU 11 controls the notebook PC 1 as a whole by the OS 30 stored in the HDD 14 connected via the bus, and controls functions based on various programs stored in the HDD 14. The ROM 12 stores a BIOS (Basic Input / Output System: basic input / output system) 12a, data, and the like.

  The memory 13 includes a cache memory and a RAM, and is a writable memory that is used as a read area for an execution program of the CPU 11 and a work area for writing process data of the execution program.

  The HDD (hard disk) 14 is a multi-window OS 30 for performing overall control of the notebook PC 1 and a window display hierarchy changing program (utility program) for changing the display hierarchy of a plurality of windows displayed on the display device 5. 32, a function of storing an application program 33 or the like directed to a specific job.

  The OS 30 controls basic operations of the notebook PC 1, manages various resources, and transmits, for example, instructions generated by the application program to the driver 31 and the BIOS 12a. Further, the OS 30 has a multitask function and a multiwindow function, and software such as an execution context of the application program 33 (a register set, a main memory image, a file handle, etc. used by a certain application program 33) and a GUI component. It also manages resources. As the OS 30, for example, Windows (registered trademark) XP, Windows (registered trademark) Vista, Windows (registered trademark) 7, or the like can be used.

  The OS 30 includes various drivers 31 for operating peripheral devices in hardware. For example, a display driver for displaying an image on the display device 5, a keyboard 6, a track point 8, a touch pad 9, and the like. A driver or the like for operating the input unit 4 is provided. Here, the OS 30 is described as including the driver 31, but the OS and the driver may be handled as independent ones.

  The graphics adapter 15 converts drawing information into a video signal under the control of the CPU 11 and outputs the converted video signal to the display device 5. The graphics adapter 15 is a VRAM 15 a in which drawing information is written or a drawing written in the VRAM 15 a. A graphics chip that converts information into a video signal and outputs it to the display device 5 is provided.

  The display device 5 is a liquid crystal display, an organic EL display, a plasma display, a CRT, or the like. The display device 5 is controlled by the CPU 11 and displays various types of information according to a video signal input from the graphics adapter 15.

  The embedded controller 17 controls the operation of the keyboard 6 composed of various keys for inputting characters, commands, etc., the cursor on the screen, the track point 8 for selecting various menus, the touch pad 9 and the like.

  The AC adapter 23 is connected to a commercial power supply, converts an AC voltage into a DC voltage, and outputs the DC voltage to the DC-DC converter 22. The DC-DC converter 22 converts the DC voltage supplied from the AC adapter 23 into a predetermined voltage, supplies power to each unit, and charges the battery 21. The battery 21 is charged by the DC-DC converter 22 and supplies the charged voltage to each unit when the AC adapter 23 is not attached.

  FIG. 4 is a diagram schematically showing a functional configuration related to changing the display hierarchy of the plurality of windows of the notebook PC 1 of FIG.

  In FIG. 4, the window display hierarchy changing program 32 is used for changing the display hierarchy of the plurality of windows W displayed on the display device 5 based on the pressure Pz in the Z-axis direction applied to the operation unit of the track point 8. Is. The window display hierarchy changing program 32 acquires the pressure Pz in the Z-axis direction detected at the track point 8 and the left click signal of the touch pad 9 (left button 9c) from the OS 30. The window display hierarchy changing program 32 selects and determines the display hierarchy of the plurality of windows W based on the pressure Pz in the Z-axis direction detected at the track point 8 and the left click signal of the touch pad 9 (left button 9c). The OS 30 is instructed to change to the display hierarchy of the selected / decided window.

The OS 30 generates a plurality of windows in accordance with an instruction from the application 33 or the like, and writes the drawing information into the VRAM 15a of the graphics adapter 15. OS30
The window display hierarchy is changed according to the window display hierarchy change instruction from the window display hierarchy change program 32. The OS 30 performs left and right clicks on the pressure Px, Py, Pz in the X, Y, and Z axis directions of the operation unit detected at the track point 8 and the touch pad 9 (left button 9c, right button 9b) via the embedded controller 17. A signal is input. The OS 30 changes the display position of the cursor based on the pressures Px and Py in the X and Y axis directions of the operation unit detected at the track point 8. Further, the OS 30 outputs the pressure Pz in the Z-axis direction of the operation unit detected at the track point 8 and the left click signal of the touch pad 9 (left button 9c) to the window display hierarchy changing program 32.

  The track point 8 outputs pressures Px, Py, and Pz in the X, Y, and Z axis directions of the operation unit to the OS 30 via the embedded controller 17. Further, the touch pad 9 outputs a left / right click signal to the OS 30.

  The graphics adapter 15 converts the drawing information in the VRAM 15a into a video signal and outputs the video signal to the display device 5 to display the drawing information on the VRAM 15a.

  FIG. 5 is a flowchart for explaining processing for changing the display hierarchy of a plurality of windows in the notebook PC 1 of FIG. When the operation unit of the track point 8 is pressed (step S1), the pressure in the Z-axis direction is detected at the track point 8 (step S2).

  The window display hierarchy changing program 32 selects a window to be displayed in the foreground based on the detection result of the pressure in the Z-axis direction (step S3). Specifically, the window display hierarchy changing program 32 outputs an instruction to display the selected window in the foreground to the OS 30, and the OS 30 displays the instructed window in the foreground.

  The window display hierarchy changing program 32 determines whether or not the pressure in the Z-axis direction is equal to or lower than a predetermined value (step S4), and when the pressure in the Z-axis direction is equal to or lower than the predetermined value (step “4” in step S4). Yes "), the display state before the operation portion of the track point 8 is pressed is returned (step S8). Specifically, the window display hierarchy changing program 32 instructs the OS 30 to return to the display state before the operation unit of the track point 8 is pressed, and in response to this, the OS 30 displays the display screen. The display state before the operation portion of the track point 8 is pressed is restored.

  On the other hand, when the pressure in the Z-axis direction is not less than or equal to the predetermined value (“No” in step S4), the window display hierarchy changing program 32 determines whether or not the pressure in the Z-axis direction has changed ( In step S5), if the pressure in the Z-axis direction has changed (“Yes” in step S5), the process returns to step S3, while if the pressure in the Z-axis direction has not changed (“No” in step S5). ), It is determined whether or not the left button 9c has been clicked (step S6). If the left button 9c has not been clicked (“No” in step S6), the process returns to step S5 and the left button 9c is clicked. If it is (Yes in step S6), the current display is confirmed (step S7). Thereby, even if the user releases his / her hand from the operation unit of the track point 8, the current display state is maintained.

  A specific example of the window switching display process will be described with reference to FIGS. FIG. 6 shows an example of the layer structure of the windows W1 to W5. FIG. 7 shows a first display example of the windows W1 to W5 displayed on the display display 5, and FIG. 8 shows a second display example of the windows W1 to W5 displayed on the display display 5.

  Hereinafter, as illustrated in FIG. 6, the windows W1 to W5 are assumed to be in the order of W1 to W5. The number of windows is an example, and the present invention is not limited to this.

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In the first display example, each time the operating portion of the track point 8 is pressed with a force ΔPz / time Δt ≧ predetermined value Th in the Z-axis direction of the track point 8, one level of the window displayed on the foreground is displayed. An example in which the lower layer windows are sequentially displayed in the foreground will be described.

  As shown in FIG. 7A, it is assumed that W1 is displayed in the foreground, and W4 and W5 are hidden by overlapping with W1 and W2. When the user presses the operation unit of the track point 8 once with ΔPz / Δt ≧ Th, as shown in FIG. 7B, the window W2 is displayed on the forefront (step S3 in FIG. 5). Here, when the user clicks the left button 9c (“Yes” in step S6 in FIG. 5), this display state is confirmed (step S7 in FIG. 5). This display state is maintained even if the hand is released from the operation unit 8. On the other hand, when the user releases his / her hand from the operation unit of the track point 8 with the window W2 displayed in the foreground (“Yes” in step S4 in FIG. 5), the display is in the original state (FIG. 7). Returning to (a)) (step S8 in FIG. 5).

  When the user presses the operation unit of the track point 8 again with ΔPz / Δt ≧ Th while the screen of FIG. 7B is displayed, a window as shown in FIG. 7C is displayed. W3 is displayed on the forefront ("Yes" in step S5 in FIG. 5, S3). In this way, each time the operation unit of the track point 8 is pressed with a force of ΔPz / Δt ≧ Th, the lower layer windows are sequentially displayed on the foreground one step at a time. (FIGS. 7A to 7E). Further, when the user presses the left button 8c on each screen, the display state of the current window is fixed ("Yes" in step S6 in FIG. 5, S7). When the user releases his / her hand from the operation unit of the track point 8 (when the pressure in the Z-axis direction applied to the operation unit of the track point 8 disappears: Step S4 “Yes” in FIG. 4), the original window is displayed. Return to the state (FIGS. 7A to 7E: Step S8 in FIG. 5). As shown in FIGS. 7A to 7E, the window display hierarchy changing program 32 may display the number of the hierarchy of the window W to be displayed in the foreground via the OS 30.

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In the second display example, in accordance with the pressure in the Z-axis direction applied to the operation unit of the track point 8, the lower layer windows are sequentially displayed on the foreground one step at a time. Will be described.

  As shown in FIG. 8A, W1 is displayed in the foreground, and W4 and W5 are hidden by overlapping with W1 and W2. When the user presses the operating portion of the track point 8 downward and the pressure Pz ≧ Th1 in the Z-axis direction is reached, a window W2 is displayed in the foreground as shown in FIG. 8B (step S3 in FIG. 5). ). Here, when the user clicks the left button 9c (“Yes” in step S6 in FIG. 5), this display state is confirmed (step S7 in FIG. 5), and the track is tracked unless the user further presses the track point 8 strongly. This display state is maintained even if the hand is released from the operation unit at point 8. On the other hand, when the user releases his / her hand from the operation unit of the track point 8 with the window W2 being displayed in the foreground (when Pz <Th1), the display is the original state (FIG. 8A). Return to (Yes in step S4, step S8 in FIG. 5).

  In addition, when the user in FIG. 8 presses the operation unit of the track point 8 slightly more in a state where the screen in FIG. 8B is displayed and Pz ≧ Th2, the window W3 is displayed as shown in FIG. 7C. Is displayed on the forefront ("Yes" in step S5 in FIG. 5, S3). Further, when Pz ≧ Th2, as shown in FIG. 8C, the window W3 is displayed in the forefront (“Yes” in step S5 in FIG. 5, S3). Similarly, when Pz ≧ Th3, the window W4 is displayed in the foreground as shown in FIG. 8D, and when Pz ≧ Th4, the window W5 is displayed in the foreground as shown in FIG. 8E. Is displayed. That is, when 0 ≦ Pz <Th1, the original screen (FIG. 8A) is displayed in front, and when Th1 ≦ Pz <Th2, the lower window W2 is displayed in the foreground (FIG. 8B), and Th2 ≦ Pz. <Th3, the lower window W3 is displayed in the foreground (FIG. 8C), and if Th3 ≦ Pz <Th4, the lower window W4 is displayed in the foreground (FIG. 8D). In the case of Th4 ≦ Pz, the window W5 in the lower four stages is displayed in the foreground (FIG. 8E). Further, when the user presses the left button 9c on each screen, the display state of the current window is fixed ("Yes" in step S6 in FIG. 5, S7). As shown in FIGS. 8A to 8E, the window display hierarchy changing program 32 may display the number of the hierarchy of the window W to be displayed in the foreground via the OS 30.

  As described above, the touch pad 8 that detects the pressure in the Z-axis direction applied to the operation unit, and the plurality of windows displayed on the display device 5 based on the detection result of the pressure in the Z-axis direction of the touch pad 8. Since the window display hierarchy changing program 32 for controlling the display hierarchy is provided, it is possible to improve the user operation efficiency when switching the display of a plurality of windows displayed on the display screen. In other words, the user can specify the height direction (Z-axis direction) by pressing the track point 8 and select / display a window hidden below the foreground, and the screen is the XY plane. Since the hierarchical direction can be thought of as the Z-axis direction, it is possible to easily select and display the window without moving the cursor by a user's intuitive operation.

  The window display hierarchy changing program 32 is a window in a layer one level below the window displayed in the foreground when a Z-axis direction pressure greater than a predetermined value is applied to the operation unit of the track point 8. Is controlled so as to be displayed in the foreground, so that the user presses the operation part of the track point 8 downward with a predetermined strength or more, thereby lowering the layer one level below the window displayed in the foreground. This window can be displayed in the foreground.

  Further, the window display hierarchy changing program 32 is arranged so that each time the pressure in the Z-axis direction equal to or greater than a predetermined value is instantaneously applied to the operation unit of the track point 8, the lower layer of the window displayed in the foreground is stepped down. Since the windows are sequentially controlled to be displayed in the foreground, the user can change the window displayed in the foreground according to the number of times the track point 8 is pressed.

  In addition, the window display hierarchy changing program 32 sequentially brings the windows in the lower layer one by one to the foreground sequentially according to the pressure in the Z-axis direction applied to the operation unit of the track point 8. Since the display is controlled to be displayed, the user can change the window displayed in the foreground in accordance with the pressure for pressing the track point 8.

  The window display hierarchy changing program 32 determines the current window display state when a left click signal is input, while the Z-axis direction pressure applied to the operation unit of the track point 8 disappears. Since the control is performed so that the display state of the original window is restored, the user can determine the display state and restore the display state of the window with a simple operation.

  Further, since the window display hierarchy changing program 32 displays the number of the window hierarchy displayed in the foreground, the user can easily know the window hierarchy displayed in the foreground. Become.

  In the above-described embodiment, the notebook type PC has been described as the information processing apparatus. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and other information processing apparatuses such as a desktop type PC, a PDA, and a mobile phone may be used. Can be applied.

  In the above embodiment, the track point has been described as the pointing for detecting the pressure in the Z-axis direction. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and the pressure in the Z-axis direction is detected by another pointing device. May be. For example, it is good also as a structure which mounts a distortion sensor in a touchpad and detects the pressure of a Z-axis direction.

  The information processing apparatus, its window display method, and computer-executable program according to the present invention are widely applicable when switching the display hierarchy of a plurality of windows.

1 Notebook PC
2 Main body side housing 3 Display side housing 4 Input unit 5 Display device 6 Keyboard 7a, 7b Connection unit 8 Track point 9 Touch pad 11 CPU
12 ROM
12a BIOS
13 Memory 14 HDD (Hard Disk)
15 Graphics adapter 15a VRAM
17 Embedded controller 20 USB port 21 Battery 22 DC-DC converter 23 AC adapter 30 OS
31 Driver 32 Window display hierarchy changing program 33 Application program

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  1. In an information processing apparatus equipped with a multi-window OS,
    A pointing device for detecting the pressure in the Z-axis direction applied to the operation unit;
    Display control means for controlling the display hierarchy of a plurality of windows displayed on the display device based on the detection result of the pointing device;
    An information processing apparatus comprising:
  2.   The display control means displays, in the foreground, a window in a layer one level lower than the window displayed in the foreground when a pressure in the Z-axis direction of a predetermined value or more is applied to the operation unit. The information processing apparatus according to claim 1.
  3.   The display control means sequentially opens the windows in the lower layer one step at a time on the foremost window each time a pressure in the Z-axis direction equal to or greater than the predetermined value is instantaneously applied to the operation unit. The information processing apparatus according to claim 2, wherein the information processing apparatus is displayed on a front surface.
  4.   The display control means sequentially displays, in the foreground, the lower layer windows one step at a time in accordance with the Z-axis direction pressure applied to the operation unit. The information processing apparatus according to claim 1.
  5.   The display control means determines the current window display state when a click signal is input, and returns to the original window display state when pressure in the Z-axis direction applied to the operation unit disappears. The information processing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the information processing apparatus is returned.
  6.   The information processing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the display control unit displays a layer number of a window displayed on the forefront.
  7.   The information processing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the pointing device is a track point where the operation unit is arranged in a keyboard.
  8. In a window display method of an information processing apparatus equipped with a multi-window OS,
    An information processing apparatus comprising: a display control step of controlling a display hierarchy of a plurality of windows displayed on a display device based on a detection result of a pointing device that detects a pressure in a Z-axis direction applied to an operation unit Window display method.
  9. In a program installed in an information processing apparatus equipped with a multi-window OS,
    A computer is caused to execute a display control process for controlling a display hierarchy of a plurality of windows displayed on a display device based on a detection result of a pointing device that detects a pressure in a Z-axis direction applied to an operation unit. A computer executable program.
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