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Toggle between pages when reading a very long article

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234102D
Publication Date: 2014-Jan-13
Document File: 3 page(s) / 125K

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Abstract

Disclosed is an improved, user friendly interface for navigation through pages of lengthy text on an electronic reader. The design includes an arrow button and four number buttons on top of each reader screen that allow the reader toggle up or down in the text or to jump ahead or back a desired number of pages.

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Toggle between pages when reading a very long article

In the current market, smart phone/tablet/touch screen reader applications provide a simple scroll bar or slide on the screen that can be used to search for content. It is difficult to control the scroll bar because both the scroll bar button and the screen are small. In addition, a user is unable to select a specific page because current interfaces do not provide a method for doing so. This is especially difficult when a user wants to look at a particular page when reading a very long article. Moving a scroll bar a short distance can scroll through a great number of pages making it very difficult to zero in on a specific page.

The novel contribution is an improved, user friendly interface for flipping through pages in lengthy articles, books, magazines, etc. on an electronic reader. The design includes an arrow button and four number buttons on top of each reader screen. The arrow determines the direction of page movement while the numbers determine the exact number of pages that will be flipped through. The design enables a user to quickly and easily select and view any page content desired even in very long articles, books, etc.

The arrow on the top left of the screen incorporates up and down directions and can be used to toggle between page-up and page-down. The direction of the arrow button can be changed by a single finger tap. The four number buttons on top of each reader screen page show different pag...