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Method for a cue window text input interface

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010891D
Publication Date: 2003-Jan-29
Document File: 3 page(s) / 349K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for a cue window text input interface. Benefits include improved functionality, improved design flexibility, and improved usability.

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Method for a cue window text input interface

Disclosed is a method for a cue window text input interface. Benefits include improved functionality, improved design flexibility, and improved usability.

Background

        � � � � � Full-character onscreen keyboards take a large amount of screen area, especially in mobile devices where screen size is at a premium.

        � � � � � The conventional reference is the QWERTY keyboard layout, which is a well-known configuration, particularly to typical PC users and users of related products.

General description

        � � � � � The disclosed method is a cue window text input interface. A display area dynamically provides a narrow portion of the QWERTY layout and provides the user with cues for an adjacent row of characters.

        � � � � � � The disclosed method takes less space than an equivalent full character layout. As a result, the method is particularly valuable for hybrid text input configurations (combinations of hardware and software).

        � � � � � The familiarity of the QWERTY layout is advantageous for navigational purposes. This method can be used in conjunction with a very small number of controls dedicated to the task of row navigation and character entry for the active row. As a result, all characters can be accessed via hardware controls only (without touch screen or stylus actions) and in a very efficient manner.

Advantages

        � � � � � The disclosed method provides advantages, including:

•        � � � � Improved functionality due to providing improved n...