Method for secondary selection highlighting

  • US 8,171,426 B2
  • Filed: 12/29/2003
  • Issued: 05/01/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/29/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for highlighting items in a list, the method comprising:

  • presenting a plurality of items in a list in a graphical user interface, each item having a plurality of displayed fields;

    in response to a user selecting an item in the list,i) highlighting at least one field of the plurality of displayed fields of the selected item in a first color;

    ii) determining one or more related items in the list that are related to the selected item; and

    iii) highlighting at least one field of the plurality of displayed fields of the related items in a second color; and

    in response to the user changing the first color used for highlighting the at least one field of the plurality of displayed fields of the selected item,changing the second color used for highlighting the at least one field of the plurality of displayed fields of the related items in coordination with the first color.

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