Device, method, and graphical user interface for activating an item in a folder

  • US 8,799,815 B2
  • Filed: 07/30/2010
  • Issued: 08/05/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/30/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method, comprising:

  • at a portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display;

    displaying a plurality of icons on the touch-sensitive display, the plurality of icons including a closed folder icon that corresponds to a folder that contains a plurality of items, the closed folder icon including respective selectable application launch icon indicators for at least some of the application launch icons in the folder;

    detecting a finger gesture on the touch-sensitive display at a location that corresponds to the closed folder icon; and

    ,in response to detecting the finger gesture on the touch-sensitive display at the location that corresponds to the closed folder icon;

    determining a respective application launch icon in the plurality of application launch icons in the folder that corresponds to the detected finger gesture, wherein determining the respective application launch icon in the plurality of application launch icons in the folder that corresponds to the detected finger gesture includes;

    detecting a direction of movement of the finger gesture at the location that corresponds to the folder icon, andselecting the respective application launch icon that corresponds to the direction of movement of the finger gesture; and

    activating the respective application launch icon without opening the folder that contains the plurality of application launch icons.

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