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Public Window / Eyecons

Each participant in a session is represented by an eyecon (a floating eyeball). The eyecon has a label that indicates the participant's name, and is used to show the participant's position and orientation within the shared virtual workspace. While participants can see others within this workspace, they may also want to see what another participant is seeing. This is done by providing an extra graphics window, called the public window, where the world as seen by the other participant is displayed. There are two ways to look over your collaborator's shoulders: (a) click on their eyecon, or (b) if their eyecon is not immediately visible, select their name from a pulldown list of active participants.
Thu Aug 24 09:56:41 PDT 1995