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Scrolling copy/paste of content with both windows in view

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000233997D
Publication Date: 2014-Jan-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 32K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method of copying and pasting content that allows the user to mark only the beginning of the copy content, and then use a scrolling action at the paste destination to encompass the total content desired for pasting. When the user stops scrolling, the system marks that as the end of the copied content form the first application and then pastes that selection in the second open application.

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Scrolling copy/paste of content with both windows in view

Copying and pasting content requires that the user preselect all of the content prior to pasting it. The content must be stored in its entirety in the clipboard buffer. Once the content is copied, the user needs to go back to the source to augment the content. This requires the user to recapture the entire content.

The novel contribution is the QSlide function. This is is a copy/paste function in which the user marks only the beginning of the content for a copy command (e.g., on a webpage) instead of selecting both the beginning and the end. The user then goes to the location for the paste (e.g., a text message). The user begins pasting from the top of the marked content, and uses a finger motion (e.g., on a touch screen) to pan or scroll down to indicate the desired content for the paste command. If desired, both the source and the destination can be made viewable at the time of the copy/paste transaction (see Figure below).

Figure: Example Embodiment: The browser and text message applications are visible with the text message application (i.e. the paste destination) on top of the browser (i.e. the source of the copied content).

QSlide allows the user to increase productivity by simultaneously showing two functions via transparent layers.

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