System for providing a category separator in a list of documents

  • US 7,917,867 B2
  • Filed: 07/02/2008
  • Issued: 03/29/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/29/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A graphical user interface displayed on a display device for presenting one or more categories of related items to a user via a display, the display having a plurality of display lines, the graphical user interface comprising:

  • at least a portion of a first category of related items;

    at least a portion of a second category of related items, wherein each item is presented to the user on at least one display line on the display;

    a category separator disposed between or in connection with the portion of the first category of related items and the portion of the second category of related items;

    a scroll control for scrolling the first category of related items, the second category of related items, and the category separator in response to one or more actions by the user,wherein the category separator is maintained at a predetermined position on the display in response to further of said one or more actions by the user once the category separator reaches the predetermined position of the display; and

    a displayed value displayed with the category separator that indicates a number of related items in the second category of related items that have been scrolled out of view of the display, wherein the displayed value is updated in response to said scrolling.

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