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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) / 881K

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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...