Operation of a computer with touch screen interface

  • US 20060053387A1
  • Filed: 09/16/2005
  • Published: 03/09/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/30/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of operating a touch screen computer in response to a user, the touch screen computer executing an application, comprising:

  • providing a virtual input device, comprising a plurality of virtual graphical user interface (GUI) items, on the touch screen;

    detecting that a user has touched the touch screen to nominally activate at least one virtual GUI item and determining a behavior of the user with respect to said touch;

    processing said determined behavior and a predetermined characteristic associated with said nominally-activated at least one virtual GUI item; and

    determining a reaction to said nominal activation based at least in part on a result of said processing step.

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