Multi-touch gesture dictionary

  • US 7,840,912 B2
  • Filed: 01/03/2007
  • Issued: 11/23/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/30/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of providing to a user a dictionary of multi-touch gestures, each of the gestures comprising a chord and a motion associated with the chord, the method comprising:

  • identifying a chord presented to a multi-touch interface by the user to begin a gesture, the identified chord comprising a combination of hand parts associated with the gesture but distinct from motion associated with the identified chord to complete the gesture; and

    in response to the identifying of the chord presented to begin the gesture, and prior to identifying motion associated with the identified chord to complete the gesture, displaying a dictionary entry for the identified chord, the displayed dictionary entry comprising a visual depiction of multiple motions associated with the identified chord and, for each of the multiple motions associated with the identified chord, a meaning of a gesture comprising the identified chord and the corresponding motion.

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