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Email Selection Button in Virtual Keyboard when using an Email Input Field

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245684D
Publication Date: 2016-Mar-30
Document File: 4 page(s) / 93K

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Abstract

This invention detects whether the input field was an email address input field being used and present the user with a virtual keyboard that includes an email button. This button can be tapped to allow a user to select from a list of their emails or add a new one to the list.

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Email Selection Button in Virtual Keyboard when using an Email Input Field

When signing into online services with an email address using a virtual keyboard is cumbersome and time consuming. This is especially a problem with long email addresses or correcting any errors in the user input. The system herein detects

whether the input field was an email address input field being used and present the

user with a virtual keyboard that includes an email button. This button can be tapped to allow a user to select from a list of their emails or add a new one to the list. The system solves the need for any user configuration other than the adding of the email addresses on the fly. It doesn't require a user to remember the mapping of hot keys or text expansion, nor does it require the user to enter their email address each time thus increasing the ease of use.

Detection

    The system automatically detects the type of input field it is presented with. In HTML5 this can be detected by checking the various attributes located in the input tag itself for example:

    On some devices this may already exists using the inputType tag of textEmailAddress in text fields or using the keyboadType property. Keyboard & Selection

    The keyboard design would use a basic email keyboard, replacing the space bar with an Email list button. The space bar is unnecessary anyway as emails cannot contain spaces. When the email button is pressed the list of previously added emails appears for selection, this is displayed in the right hand picture. When one of the emails is tapped it will be entered into the email field. This process is detailed in Figures 1-3.


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