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HOVER-OVER CONTENT FOR USER INTERFACES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236793D
Publication Date: 2014-May-15

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Abstract

In one example, a method includes outputting, by a computing device and for display, a graphical user interface that includes one or more user interface elements each being associated with respective hover content. The method also includes receiving, by the computing device, an indication of user input detected at a location of a presence-sensitive screen corresponding to a portion of the graphical user interface that does not include the one or more user interface elements. The method also includes, in response to receiving the indication of the user input, outputting, by the computing device and for display, an indication of the respective hover content associated with at least one of the one or more user interface elements.

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HOVER-OVER CONTENT FOR USER INTERFACES

BACKGROUND

    Electronic devices, such as computers, mobile phones, personal media players (PMP), gaming consoles, and other electronic devices typically include a user interface that enables a user to interact with the device. Touch- and presence-sensitive screens may be components of a user interface that allows a user to interact with the device by contacting or nearly contacting the device. Some techniques employed in these devices for detecting the location of a touch include mechanical buttons, crossed beams of infrared light, acoustic surface waves, capacitive sensing, and resistive-sensing techniques.

SUMMARY

    In one example, a method includes outputting, by a computing device and for display at a screen, a graphical user interface that includes one or more user interface elements each being associated with respective hover content. The method also includes receiving, by the computing device, an indication of user input detected at a location of the screen corresponding to a portion of the graphical user interface that does not include the one or more user interface elements. The method also includes, in response to receiving the indication of the user input, outputting, by the computing device and for display at the screen, an indication of the respective hover content associated with at least one of the one or more user interface elements.

    In one example, a computer-readable storage medium storing instructions that, when executed, cause at least one processor of a computing device to: output, for display at a screen, a graphical user interface that includes one or more user interface elements each being associated with respective hover content. The instructions also cause the one or more processors to receive an indication of user input detected at a location of the screen corresponding to a portion of the graphical user interface that does not include the one or more user interface elements. The instructions also cause the one or more processors to, in response to receiving the indication of the user input, output, for display at the screen, an indication of the respective hover content associated with at least one of the one or more user interface elements.

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    In one example, a computing device includes a screen and one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to output, for display at a screen operatively coupled to the computing device, a graphical user interface that includes one or more user interface elements each being associated with respective hover content. The one or more processors are also configured to receive an indication of user input detected at a location of the screen corresponding to a portion of the graphical user interface that does not include the one or more user interface elements. The one or more processors are also configured to, in response to receiving the indication of the user input, output, for display at the screen,...