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A Method and System for Resizing of Windows on a Multi-Touch Device using Gestures

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000228066D
Publication Date: 2013-Jun-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 28K

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Abstract

A method and system for resizing a window using gestures is disclosed. The method and system recognizes the start point of a gesture to identify the window to be resized and utilizes the end point of the gesture to resize the window to the end point of the gesture.

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A Method and System for Resizing of Windows on a Multi -Touch Device using Gestures

Disclosed is a method and system for resizing a window within an interactive multi-touch device. A window can be any user experience object on the interactive multi-touch device that can be resized to a full viewing area available on the interactive multi-touch device. The method and system resizes the window when a user initiates a gesture from within (INSIDE) the window and ends the gesture in an area OUTSIDE the window. The method and system recognizes the window to be resized based on the position of the initiation of the gesture. Subsequently, the window is resized based on the end position of the gesture.

In an embodiment, a pen can be used for drawing gestures on the interactive multi-touch device. In an embodiment, the color of the pen can be mapped to one or more additional functions. For example, blue color can indicate functionality such as, but not limited to, resize and refresh content. Similarly, red color can indicate functionality such as, but not limited to, resize only. Likewise, yellow color can indicate functionality such as, but not limited to, resize and scroll to bottom to look for new content.

In an embodiment, the gesture drawn can be mapped to additional functions. For example, a squiggle gesture can indicate functionality such as, but not limited to, resize. Similarly, a jagged line can indicate functionality such as, but not limited to, resize and refr...