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1. (WO2018089320) LAYERED CONTENT SELECTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/089320    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/060262
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Nov 08 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G06F 3/0488
G06F 3/0484
Applicants: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
Inventors: WON, Sung Joon
Title: LAYERED CONTENT SELECTION
Abstract:
Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure describe functionality for content selection that efficiently enables block copying of content from an executing application even when content is traditionally non-selectable in the executing application. An application may be executing, for example, on a computing device. Input may be received that triggers activation of a user interface for content selection. A layered view of the application and the user interface may be presented based on the received input. As an example, the layered view presents the user interface layered over the application. A block portion of content from the application may be selected based on a single action. Among other examples, the single action may be a non-continuous device click or a non-continuous touch input processed through the user interface. Additional action(s) for the selected block portion of content may be accessible through the user interface.