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Method for improving identification of folders by customizing the background for each folder differently

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131842D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 24K

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Abstract

With small PDAs and Smartphones, the number of applications and their related icons is getting out of control. Once sorted and placed into different folders it can be hard to recognize if the user is in the correct folder. This can apply to file folders, icon folders or any other folders on the small screened device. The invention allows the user to customize the background image for each folder. This per-folder image can be selected to assist the user to remember and recognize which folder they are working with at the time. The image could also provide special statements or titles to indicate the use and nature of the folder being viewed on the device.

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Customizable Backgrounds for Different Folder Views

Method for improving identification of folders by customizing the background for each folder differently

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With small PDAs and Smartphones, the number of applications and their related icons is getting out of control.  Once sorted and placed into different folders it can be hard to recognize if the user is in the correct folder.  This can apply to file folders, icon folders or any other folders on the small screened device.

The invention allows the user to customize the background image for each folder.  This per-folder image can be selected to assist the user to remember and recognize which folder they are working with at the time.  The image could also provide special statements or titles to indicate the use and nature of the folder being viewed on the device.