Methods and graphical user interfaces for editing on a multifunction device with a touch screen display

  • US 9,846,533 B2
  • Filed: 09/24/2009
  • Issued: 12/19/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/16/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method, comprising:

  • at a multifunction device with a touch screen display;

    displaying content on the touch screen display;

    detecting one or more fingers on the touch screen display;

    recognizing a gesture made by the one or more fingers on the touch screen display, wherein the gesture is one gesture in a plurality of predefined gestures operable to select or assist in selecting a portion of the content;

    performing an action with respect to the content in response to recognizing the gesture;

    wherein;

    the gesture is a stationary pressing gesture by two fingers on the touch screen display that includes contact by a first finger at a first location in the content and concurrent contact by a second finger at a second location in the content;

    in response to recognizing the stationary pressing gesture by two fingers;

    selecting a portion of content located between the first location and the second location; and

    displaying a start-point object and an end-point object at respective ends of the selected portion of content located between the first location and the second location; and

    after selecting the portion of content located between the first location and the second location;

    continuing to detect the stationary pressing gesture by the two fingers on the touch screen display for at least a predefined time period; and

    ,in response to continuing to detect the stationary pressing gesture by the two fingers for at least the predefined time period;

    increasing the selected portion of content to a sentence, wherein the sentence contains the portion of content located between the first location and the second location; and

    displaying the start-point object and the end-point object at respective ends of the sentence.

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