Portable electronic device, method, and graphical user interface for displaying electronic lists and documents

  • US 8,130,205 B2
  • Filed: 01/04/2008
  • Issued: 03/06/2012
  • 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 a portion of an electronic document on the touch screen display, wherein the displayed portion of the electronic document has a vertical position in the electronic document and a horizontal position in the electronic document, and wherein the displayed portion of the electronic document comprises a vertical portion of the electronic document and a horizontal portion of the electronic document;

    displaying a vertical bar and a horizontal bar on top of the displayed portion of the electronic document, wherein;

    the vertical bar has a vertical position on top of the displayed portion of the electronic document that corresponds to the vertical position in the electronic document of the displayed portion of the electronic document;

    the vertical bar has a vertical length that corresponds to the vertical portion of the electronic document being displayed;

    the horizontal bar has a horizontal position on top of the displayed portion of the electronic document that corresponds to the horizontal position in the electronic document of the displayed portion of the electronic document; and

    the horizontal bar has a horizontal length that corresponds to the horizontal portion of the electronic document being displayed;

    detecting a movement of an object in a direction on the displayed portion of the electronic document;

    in response to detecting the movement;

    translating the electronic document displayed on the touch screen display in the direction of movement of the object so that a new portion of the electronic document is displayed,moving the vertical position of the vertical bar to a new vertical position such that the new vertical position corresponds to the vertical position in the electronic document of the displayed new portion of the electronic document, andmoving the horizontal position of the horizontal bar to a new horizontal position such that the new horizontal position corresponds to the horizontal position in the electronic document of the displayed new portion of the electronic document;

    continuing to detect downward movement of the object after the electronic document has been translated to a top of the electronic document;

    in response to continuing to detect downward movement of the object after the electronic document has been translated to the top of the electronic document, reducing the length of the vertical bar;

    in response to a predetermined condition being met, ceasing to display the vertical bar and the horizontal bar while continuing to display the new portion of the electronic document, wherein the displayed new portion of the electronic document has a vertical extent and horizontal extent that are less than a vertical extent and horizontal extent of the electronic document, respectively; and

    when the portion of the electronic document is initially displayed;

    displaying the vertical bar and the horizontal bar for a predetermined time period even if no object is detected on or near the electronic document, andceasing to display the vertical bar and the horizontal bar immediately following the predetermined time period.

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