Dynamic bar oriented user interface

CAFC
  • US 8,402,384 B2
  • Filed: 11/09/2004
  • Issued: 03/19/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/09/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for controlling an apparatus comprising a display, the method comprising:

  • displaying a dynamic bar on the display;

    displaying dynamic preview information in the dynamic bar, the dynamic preview information being determined from information managed by a software application, the dynamic preview information being updated to reflect a change to the information managed by the software application;

    expanding the dynamic bar to display an expanded dynamic bar in response to a first input from an input device, displaying the expanded dynamic bar comprising;

    displaying additional dynamic preview information determined from the information managed by the software application, the additional dynamic preview information being different from the dynamic preview information displayed in the dynamic bar, and the additional dynamic preview information being updated to reflect the same or different change to the information managed by the software application;

    displaying a selectable link embedded in the additional dynamic preview information to invoke the software application; and

    activating the software application in response to a second input invoking the link.

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