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

  • US 9,875,013 B2
  • Filed: 09/24/2009
  • Issued: 01/23/2018
  • 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 a user interface element that contains content, wherein the content includes content selected for editing;

    visually distinguishing the content selected for editing from displayed content that is not selected for editing;

    displaying an editing command display area element that includes a plurality of editing command icons, wherein;

    the editing command display area element is displayed in front of other elements in the user interface, including the user interface element displaying content; and

    activation of an editing command icon initiates performance of a corresponding editing action with respect to the content selected for editing;

    displaying one or more predefined priority elements in front of which the editing command display area element cannot be displayed;

    displaying the editing command display area element at a first position relative to the content selected for editing;

    moving the content on the touch screen display, including moving the content selected for editing;

    ceasing to display the editing command display area element while moving the content; and

    ,when the content stops moving, redisplaying the editing command display area element at a second position relative to the content selected for editing, wherein the second position relative to the content selected for editing is different from the first position relative to the content selected for editing.

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