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User-defined desktop icon distribution

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243746D
Publication Date: 2015-Oct-16
Document File: 4 page(s) / 58K

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Abstract

This invention provides a way to better arrange user desktop icon distribution. Our solution's core idea is adding user-defined protected areas. Users could define protected areas by themselves, then the icon distribution would avoid the protected areas. Compared with normal icon distribution method, our solution is more human and could enhance user's experience.

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User-defined desktop icon distribution

Nowadays, mobile phone is widely used. Personalization becomes important. Users usually choose landscape or portrait as wallpaper. The current icon distribution method is from left to right and from top to bottom. Using this simply icon distribution method, users would find that the most favorite part of the picture is blocked by the icons, especially people face. This will impact user's experience.

The current icon rearrangement method is that arranging icon by designed shapes. However, it still cannot avoid blocking the good part in the picture. Our solution's core idea is adding user-defined protected areas. Users could define protected areas by themselves, then the icon distribution would avoid the protected areas. Compared with normal icon distribution method, our solution is more human and could enhance user's experience. Please refer to PIC1.

PIC1

After users draw protect areas in the picture, our solution will arrange the icon avoiding the protect areas. We split the picture into grids according to icon size. The grids which overlap with protect areas are locked and could not be input icons. The left grids are input icons automatically.

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For example,

User circles protect areas in red(Please refer to PIC2). We split the picture into grids virtually just like the yellow rectangle. The grids overlap with protected areas are locked as blue lines(Please refer to PIC3). The left grids are input icons automat...