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Method and System for Improving Display of Touch Targets in Touch Screen Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000218478D
Publication Date: 2012-Jun-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 19K

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Abstract

A method and system for improving display of touch targets in touch screen devices is disclosed.

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Method and System for Improving Display of Touch Targets in Touch Screen Devices

Disclosed is a method and system for improving display of touch targets in touch screen devices. The method enables identifying and displaying the touch targets on the touch screen of a touch screen device. Typically, certain selectable touch targets such as, but not limited to, search buttons and images, are clearly visible to a user. However, certain selectable touch targets such as, but not limited to, text in a paragraph and icons within an image, are not clearly visible to a user.

In a scenario, the method allows the user to identify the exact location and size of the touch targets by making the touch targets visible. In accordance with the scenario, the method enables an Operating System (OS) of the touch screen device to detect a touch event on the touch screen. If the OS detects that the touch event is not in proximity to at least one touch target, the OS makes all touch targets on the touch screen visible to the user in an improved way so that the user can clearly identify all the touch targets.

In a scenario, the method enables all the target targets to be displayed in one or more improved ways such as, but not limited to, displaying the touch targets by rendering a shadowed box around the touch targets. The method also allows the user to define multiple ways for displaying how and when the touch targets are to be displayed. For example, the user can select the option of a...