Activating virtual keys of a touch-screen virtual keyboard

  • US 7,900,156 B2
  • Filed: 04/04/2007
  • Issued: 03/01/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/30/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of processing input from a touch screen, the method comprising:

  • displaying on the touch screen a plurality of GUI items, each item having a displayed extent and a corresponding set of one or more GUI item locations;

    processing a touch input point to activate a respective GUI item in the plurality of GUI items, wherein;

    the touch input point activating the respective GUI item need not be within the displayed extent of the respective GUI item; and

    the processing includes determining a distance from the touch input point to one or more GUI item locations corresponding to each of the plurality of GUI items; and

    adding a GUI item location to the set of one or more GUI item locations corresponding to the respective GUI item, the added GUI item location corresponding to the location of the touch input point, the added GUI item location configured for use in processing a subsequent touch input point.

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