Methods and apparatus for mouse-over preview of contextually relevant information

  • US 20030146939A1
  • Filed: 09/24/2001
  • Published: 08/07/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/24/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. In a system having a display device and user input mechanisms including a pointer, a query result page comprising:

  • a plurality of results, each associated with an item in a data store of information;

    a plurality of defined areas, each associated with at least one such result;

    a first defined area arranged to intuitively imply a relation with respect to a first result;

    a first data item in said data store, referred by and associated with said first result; and

    at least one preview window associated with said result page and displaying preview information regarding said first result when said pointer navigates over said first defined area.

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