Device, method, and graphical user interface for viewing application launch icons

  • US 9,619,143 B2
  • Filed: 09/30/2008
  • Issued: 04/11/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/06/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method, comprising:

  • at a computing device with a touch screen display;

    displaying a first set of a first plurality of icons in a first area of the touch screen display, wherein;

    the first plurality of icons includes a plurality of sets of icons that are separately displayed in the first area of the touch screen display;

    displaying a second plurality of icons in a second area on the touch screen display, wherein;

    the second area is different from the first area, andboth of the first plurality of icons and the second plurality of icons includes application launch icons, wherein each application launch icon represents a particular application, and activation of a respective application launch icon causes;

    launching and displaying of the particular application represented by the activated application launch icon, when the particular application is not already launched, anddisplaying of the particular application represented by the activated application launch icon, when the particular application is already launched;

    while displaying the first set of the first plurality of icons in the first area of the touch screen display, detecting a first finger swipe gesture on the touch screen display in the first area in a first direction;

    in response to detecting the first finger swipe gesture, replacing display of the first set of the first plurality of icons with display of a second set of the first plurality of icons in the first area on the touch screen display, while maintaining the display of the second plurality of icons in the second area on the touch screen display, wherein the second set of the first plurality of icons is distinct from the first set of the first plurality of icons;

    while displaying the first set of the first plurality of icons in the first area of the touch screen display, detecting a second finger swipe gesture on the touch screen display in the first area in a direction that is substantially opposite the first direction;

    in response to detecting the second finger swipe gesture, replacing display in the first area of the first set of the first plurality of icons with a display of information, other than a set of the plurality of sets of icons, customized to a user of the device, while maintaining the display of the second plurality of icons in the second area on the touch screen display;

    while displaying the second set of the first plurality of icons in the first area of the touch screen display, detecting a third finger swipe gesture on the touch screen display in the first area in the direction that is substantially opposite the first direction; and

    in response to detecting the third finger swipe gesture, replacing display in the first area of the second set of the first plurality of icons with display of the first set of the first plurality of icons in the first area on the touch screen display, while maintaining the display of the second plurality of icons in the second area on the touch screen display.

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