Computer touch screen adapted to facilitate selection of features at edge of screen

  • US 6,411,283 B1
  • Filed: 05/20/1999
  • Issued: 06/25/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/20/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. In a computer system having a microprocessor and a touch screen in which a user contacts the screen over a contact area, a program storage medium storing a software program that, when executed by the microprocessor, causes the touch screen to perform the acts comprising:

  • determining a position of the contact area on the touch screen;

    if the contact area is spaced apart from edges of the touch screen by more than a predetermined distance, registering a user input at a first position within the area of contact; and

    if the contact area is within the predetermined distance of an edge of the touch screen, registering a user input at a position within the area of contact that is offset from the first position toward an edge that is closest to the area of contact.

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