New Windows patent approved: Avoid embarrassing information exposure when sharing screen and strengthen privacy protection

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Today, as digital communication becomes increasingly frequent, screen sharing has become an indispensable part of our daily work and life. Whether it is online meetings, remote teaching, or sharing video content with friends, screen sharing provides us with great convenience. However, while enjoying this convenience, we also have to face a potential problem: How to avoid embarrassing information when sharing the screen? 

Recently, Microsoft was approved for a new patent on Windows systems , providing an innovative solution to this problem. The core feature of this patent is to allow users to customize the hiding of applications or specific parts of the screen when sharing the screen, thus ensuring that private information and sensitive content are not accidentally exposed.

For example, if you are in a meeting with other colleagues and have shared your screen, it may be awkward to receive a message from your girlfriend/boyfriend for an evening date and display it on the screen.

This Microsoft patent effectively solves the above problems and can temporarily hide computer user interfaces such as windows or tabs. Users can adjust it according to their requirements and can “sleep” an application to run (selectable sleep time: 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, the rest of the day).

In addition, users can also hide a tab or a certain part when sharing the screen. The icon or label (called an identifier) ​​representing the part will be moved to another area and will not appear in the shared screen.

It is worth mentioning that the launch of this patent also reflects Microsoft’s emphasis on user privacy protection. In the digital age, personal privacy and data security have become increasingly important issues. Microsoft strives to provide users with a more secure and convenient online experience by continuously innovating and optimizing its products.

Of course, although this patent provides users with powerful privacy protection features, we still need to remain vigilant. When using the screen sharing feature, users should check in advance to ensure that all private information and sensitive content is properly handled. In addition, users can also consider using other privacy protection tools and technologies, such as virtual private networks (VPN) or encryption software, to further enhance data security.

As technology continues to develop, we have reason to believe that privacy protection will become an important part of digital communication, providing us with a more secure and free online experience.

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