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(63) Continuation of application No. 10/928,747, filed on Aug. 30, 2004, now Pat. No. 7,434,173.
(51) Int. CI.
G06F 3/048 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 715/785; 715/784; 715/786
(58) Field of Classification Search 715/784,
715/785,786,787; 345/179,173 See application file for complete search history.
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Primary Examiner—Tadesse Hailu
Assistant Examiner—Nicholas S Ulrich
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Birch, Stewart, Kolasch &
Aspects of the present invention provide a system and method for scrolling or dragging information on a display. A panning tool is provided that may scroll information, such as a web page, on a display in tandem with movement of a cursor. If interactive elements are present on the page or document, an interactive element may be activated as desired. Scrolling may be accomplished with the panning tool either on noninteractive elements or interactive elements that are not required to be activated. Furthermore, inertia of movement of the information on a display is optimized and autoscrolling is provided in which a page or document may be scrolled without dragging.
18 Claims, 6 Drawing Sheets