Patent Number: 7,823,054

Title: Snapback user interface for accessing different document pages directly without going through intermediate pages

Abstract: A user interface and methods for accessing document presentations are described herein. In one aspect of the invention, an exemplary method of the invention allows a user to directly snapback to a previous accessed document presentation without having to select from a menu of items or go through the intermediate pages. In this method, when a first document presentation is accessed, a first location of the first document presentation is recorded, automatically or manually. Subsequently, when a sequence of additional document presentations originated from the first document presentation is accessed, in response to a first input, without having to select from a menu of items, the first document presentation is directly retrieved from a recorded first location and displayed in a window. In one particular embodiment, a second document presentation is accessed and a second location of the second document presentation is recorded, where the recordation of the second location resets or supercedes the recordation of the first location. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.

Inventors: Forstall; Scott (Mountain View, CA), Melton; Donald Dale (San Carlos, CA), Sullivan; John William (Pacific Grove, CA)

Assignee: Apple Inc.

International Classification: G06F 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00