Portable multifunction device, method, and graphical user interface for interpreting a finger gesture

  • US 9,229,634 B2
  • Filed: 03/04/2014
  • Issued: 01/05/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:

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

    detecting a finger-in-range event at a first position on the touch screen display, wherein the finger-in-range event indicates that a vertical displacement parameter for a respective finger satisfies a first threshold parameter value, the vertical displacement parameter indicating a degree of closeness between the respective finger and the touch screen display;

    after detecting the finger-in-range event at the first position, identifying among the plurality of user interface objects a user interface object associated with the first position;

    in accordance with a determination that the identified user interface object is moveable across the touch screen display;

    detecting, in sequence, a finger-in-contact event, one or more first finger-dragging events, a first finger-out-of-contact event, one or more second finger-dragging events, and a first finger-out-of-range event;

    in response to detecting the one or more first finger-dragging events after determining the identified user interface object is moveable, performing a first operation associated with the identified moveable user interface object at least in part in accordance with the one or more first finger-dragging events; and

    in response to detecting the one or more second finger-dragging events, continuing to perform the first operation associated with the identified moveable user interface object at least in part in accordance with the one or more second finger-dragging events until the first finger-out-of-range event is detected at a second position on the touch screen display, wherein the finger-out-of-range event indicates that the vertical displacement parameter for the respective finger does not satisfy the first threshold parameter value; and

    in accordance with a determination that the identified user interface object is not moveable across the touch screen display;

    detecting a second finger-out-of-contact event, wherein the second finger-out-of-contact event indicates the vertical displacement parameter for the respective finger does not satisfy a second threshold parameter value distinct from the first threshold parameter value; and

    in response to detecting the second finger-out-of-contact event after determining the identified user interface object is not moveable, performing a second operation, different from the first operation.

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