Portable multifunction device, method, and graphical user interface supporting user navigations of graphical objects on a touch screen display

  • US 8,519,964 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 multifunction device with a touch screen display;

    storing information about a plurality of content items, wherein each content item of the plurality of content items is associated with one or more content categories of a set of content categories;

    while in a normal-operation mode, where the device responds to interactions with icons by displaying information about content items associated with the icons;

    displaying, in a first area of the display, a display-more-categories icon and a first set of content category icons for a first subset of the content categories, wherein the first set of content category icons includes a first content category icon;

    detecting selection of the first content category icon;

    in response to detecting selection of the first content category icon associated with a first content category;

    displaying, in a second area of the display distinct from the first area of the display, information about a plurality of content items associated with the first content category; and

    maintaining display of the display-more-categories icon and the first set of content category icons in the first area of the display;

    detecting selection of the display-more-categories icon;

    in response to detecting selection of the display-more-categories icon;

    displaying, in the second area of the display, a second set of icons corresponding to at least a second subset of the content categories that includes one or more content categories not included in the first subset of the content categories; and

    maintaining display of the display-more-categories icon and the first set of content category icons in the first area of the display;

    while displaying the second set of icons in the normal-operation mode, detecting selection of a configuration mode affordance;

    in response to detecting selection of the configuration mode affordance;

    replacing display of the second set of icons with a third set of icons corresponding to the second subset of the content categories; and

    entering a configuration mode distinct from the normal-operation mode for configuring which icons are displayed in the first area; and

    while in the configuration mode;

    detecting a finger-down event at a second content category icon corresponding to a respective content category of the second subset of the content categories that is not included in the first subset of the content categories;

    detecting one or more finger-dragging events on the touch screen display;

    moving the second content category icon on the touch screen display along a path determined by the finger-dragging events until the second content category icon at least in part overlaps the first content category icon;

    detecting a finger-up event at the first content category icon; and

    visually replacing the first content category icon with the second content category icon while maintaining display of the display-more-categories and icons in the first set of content category icons other than the first icon in the first area of the display.

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