Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Apple Patent Reveals Scrollable Menus & Toolbars




Apple may be planning scrollable menus and toolbars for its new version of OS X and iOS, according to a European patent filing found by Patently Apple.

To begin with, Apple states that their invention provides a novel method for presenting a menu in a graphical user interface. The menu includes several selectable menu items that are assigned in a particular order for scrolling through a selection window based on user input. In some embodiments, each of the menu items is associated with a command. When a menu item is in the selection window, a user could select the menu item in order to perform the command associated with the menu item.

The menu items may be displayed as standard text items in some embodiments (e.g., "File", "Save", "Print", etc.) or may be displayed as icons (e.g., icons representing various tools, such as drawing tools, video editing tools, etc.).

You can read a much more detailed description of the patent at this link...



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