Portable multifunction device, method, and graphical user interface for interpreting a finger gesture on a touch screen display

  • US 8,519,963 B2
  • Filed: 01/04/2008
  • Issued: 08/27/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method, comprising:

  • at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display that displays a plurality of user interface objects;

    detecting a first finger-down event at a first position on the touch screen display, wherein;

    the first position is adjacent to a first displayed user interface object that has a first hidden hit region surrounding the first displayed user interface object, wherein the first displayed user interface object is a slide control user interface object that includes a displayed slide bar and a displayed slide object;

    the first position is adjacent to a second displayed user interface object that has a second hidden hit region surrounding the second user interface object, wherein the second displayed user interface object is a button control user interface object;

    the first displayed user interface object is different from the second displayed user interface object;

    the first hidden hit region partially overlaps the second hidden hit region in an overlapping hidden hit region; and

    the first position falls within the overlapping hidden hit region between the first displayed user interface object and the second displayed user interface object;

    detecting a second finger event at a second position on the touch screen display, wherein the second finger event is selected from the group consisting of a finger-dragging event and a finger-up event;

    determining a type of the second finger event and a distance between the first position and the second position;

    performing a first action associated with the first displayed user interface object if the distance is greater than a predefined threshold; and

    performing a second action associated with the second displayed user interface object if the distance is less than the predefined threshold and the second finger event is a finger-up event.

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