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1. (WO2005111985) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTING A VIEW MODE AND SETTING

Pub. No.:    WO/2005/111985    International Application No.:    PCT/US2004/024631
Publication Date: Nov 24, 2005 International Filing Date: Jul 30, 2004
IPC: G09G 5/00
Applicants: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Inventors: BEAM, Tyler, K.
DE VORCHIK, David, G.
ANTHONY, Colin, R.
CUMMINS, Charles
SIERRA, Giampiero, M.
TUBBS, Kenneth, M.
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTING A VIEW MODE AND SETTING
Abstract:
A method and apparatus for selecting a view mode from a plurality of view modes and for selecting a setting within the selected view mode for displaying one or more items in a screen display. A single user input indicates both a selected view mode and a selected setting within that view mode. The input mechanism can be a hardware device, such as a keyboard or mouse, or a software control presented in a graphical user interface. The software view control may include a setting range display indicating a plurality of available settings, a view mode range display indicating a plurality of available view modes corresponding to the plurality of available settings, and a user selection component.