Method and handheld electronic device having a graphical user interface which arranges icons dynamically

  • US 8,245,143 B2
  • Filed: 07/07/2009
  • Issued: 08/14/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/08/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for providing an icon menu with dynamic icon arrangement within a graphical user interface (GUI) displayed on a display screen of a handheld electronic device, the method comprising:

  • (i) determining a screen orientation of the GUI in accordance with a device orientation;

    (ii) rendering a first user interface screen in a portrait screen orientation comprising a reduced icon menu having a plurality of configurable commonly used icons and a secondary input area adjacent to the reduced icon menu when the screen orientation is a portrait screen orientation;

    (iii) rendering a second user interface screen in a landscape screen orientation comprising a first expanded icon menu having a plurality of icons when the screen orientation is a landscape screen orientation, wherein the first expanded icon menu has more icons than the reduced icon menu; and

    (iv) displaying the rendered first or second user interface screen on the display screen.

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