Navigating through a menu of a handheld computer using a keyboard

  • US 6,957,397 B1
  • Filed: 10/12/2001
  • Issued: 10/18/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/11/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A handheld device for navigating among a plurality of menus and within individual menus, each menu comprising at least one menu item, the device comprising:

  • a first button to cause a cursor to navigate within a menu when no selection command has been received for the menu and to highlight a desired menu item within the menu; and

    a second button, wherein;

    when the cursor is highlighting one of the menus or a first menu item in a menu of the plurality of menus, the second button causes the cursor to navigate from one menu to another; and

    when the cursor is highlighting a menu item other than the first menu item in a menu of the plurality of menus, and no selection command has been received for the menu, the second button causes the cursor to navigate within the menu.

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