Screen rotation gestures on a portable multifunction device

  • US 7,978,182 B2
  • Filed: 12/19/2007
  • Issued: 07/12/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method, comprising:

  • at a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display;

    displaying information on the touch screen display in a portrait orientation;

    detecting simultaneous rotation of two thumbs in a first sense of rotation on the touch screen display;

    in response to detecting the simultaneous rotation of the two thumbs in the first sense of rotation, displaying the information in a landscape orientation;

    detecting simultaneous rotation of the two thumbs in a second sense of rotation that is opposite the first sense of rotation; and

    in response to detecting the simultaneous rotation of the two thumbs in the second sense of rotation, displaying the information in a portrait orientation.

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