Portable electronic device with auto-dim timers

  • US 8,063,872 B2
  • Filed: 12/19/2007
  • Issued: 11/22/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method, comprising:

  • at a portable electronic device having a display;

    executing on the device a first application with a first auto dim time setting and first display window, and a second application with a second auto dim time setting that is independent of the first auto dim time and a second display window;

    if the first display window is active, dimming the first display window when there is no user interaction with the first application for a period of time in excess of the first auto dim time setting, and if there is subsequent user interaction with the device to reverse the dimming within a predefined time of the dimming, reversing the dimming of the first display window and extending the first auto dim time setting; and

    if the second display window is active, dimming the second display window when there is no user interaction with the second application for a period of time in excess of the second auto dim time setting, and if there is subsequent user interaction with the device to reverse the dimming within a predefined time of the dimming of the second display window, reversing the dimming of the second display window and extending the second auto dim time setting.

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