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Publication numberCN1310568 A
Publication typeApplication
Application numberCN 01109101
Publication date29 Aug 2001
Filing date22 Feb 2001
Priority date22 Feb 2000
Also published asCN1149878C, US7889180, US7903089, US7911451, US7986305, US20010015721, US20070103444, US20070113202, US20070113203
Publication number01109101.0, CN 01109101, CN 1310568 A, CN 1310568A, CN-A-1310568, CN01109101, CN01109101.0, CN1310568 A, CN1310568A
Inventors卞裕赞, 朴灿瑢, 具埈亨, 李真秀, 白有成
ApplicantLg电子株式会社
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: SIPO, Espacenet
Method for searching menu in mobile communication terminal
CN 1310568 A
Abstract  translated from Chinese
本发明涉及在移动通信终端中搜索菜单的方法,其中通过具有上下移动键和左右移动键并且操作这些键来同时在单个菜单屏幕上显示多个主菜单和每个主菜单的子菜单。 The present invention relates to a search menu in the mobile communication terminal method, which has moved up and down through the key and the left and right keys to move and operate these keys to simultaneously display multiple main menu and sub-menu for each of the main menu on a single menu screen.
Claims(26)  translated from Chinese
1. 1. 一种在移动通信终端中搜索菜单的方法,其中当用户输入菜单键时,在单个菜单屏幕上二维地显示多个主菜单和每个主菜单的子菜单。 A search menu in the mobile communication terminal, wherein when the user enters the menu button, a menu screen on a single two-dimensional display multiple main menu and sub-menu for each of the main menu.
2. 2. 根据权利要求1的方法,其中通过软键执行主菜单和子菜单的选择/确认。 The method according to claim 1, wherein the main menu via softkeys and submenus / confirmation.
3. 3. 根据权利要求1的方法,其中当输入菜单键时同时显示多个主菜单,并且主菜单被显示为图标。 The method according to claim 1, wherein when the input menu key simultaneously display multiple main menu, and the main menu is displayed as an icon.
4. 4. 根据权利要求1的方法,其中在菜单屏幕上主菜单按照水平或垂直方向排列。 The method according to claim 1, wherein the main menu on the menu screen are arranged according to the horizontal or vertical direction.
5. 5. 根据权利要求4的方法,其中通过操作安装在终端上的左右移动键或上下移动键执行主菜单之间的移动。 Left and right moving key or keys to move up and down according to the method of claim 4, wherein mounted on the terminal by the operations performed between the mobile main menu.
6. 6. 根据权利要求4的方法,其中在主菜单顶部的预定位置上显示所选择主菜单的名称。 The method according to claim 4, wherein the display of the name of the selected main menu in a predetermined position on the top of the main menu.
7. 7. 根据权利要求1的方法,其中在菜单屏幕中以垂直或水平方向排列子菜单。 The method according to claim 1, wherein the menu screens are arranged in a vertical or horizontal direction submenu.
8. 8. 根据权利要求7的方法,其中通过操作安装在终端上的左右移动键或上下移动键执行子菜单之间的移动。 Moving method according to claim 7, wherein the terminal is mounted on the left and right to move through the operation key or keys to move up and down between the implementation of the sub-menu.
9. 9. 根据权利要求7的方法,其中在特定子菜单列表窗口上显示子菜单。 The method according to claim 7, wherein the submenu is displayed on a particular sub-menu list window.
10. 10. 根据权利要求7的方法,其中子菜单被显示为应用类型图标和列表类型图标。 The method according to claim 7, wherein the sub-menu is displayed as an icon and a list of the type of application type icon.
11. 11. 根据权利要求10的方法,当选择应用类型图标时,在特定窗口上显示子菜单的详细列表。 The method according to claim 10, when selecting the type of application icons, a detailed list of sub-menus are displayed on a particular window.
12. 12. 根据权利要求11的方法,其中所选择子菜单的名称被显示在窗口顶部的预定部分。 The method according to claim 11, wherein the selected sub-menu name is displayed in a predetermined portion of the top of the window.
13. 13. 一种在移动通信终端中搜索菜单的方法,该方法包括下列步骤:当输入菜单键时显示多个主菜单;通过选择多个主菜单之一在相同菜单屏幕上显示多个子菜单;和选择多个子菜单之一。 A search in a mobile communication terminal menu, the method comprising the steps of: when you enter the menu button to display a plurality of main menu; the main menu by selecting one of a plurality of display multiple sub-menus on the same menu screen; and select multiple One sub-menu.
14. 14. 根据权利要求13的方法,其中通过软键执行主菜单和子菜单的选择/确认。 The method according to claim 13, wherein the main menu via softkeys and submenus / confirmation.
15. 15. 根据权利要求13的方法,其中所选择主菜单的名称被显示在主菜单顶部的预定位置上。 The method according to claim 13, wherein the name of the selected main menu is displayed in a predetermined position on the top of the main menu.
16. 16. 根据权利要求13的方法,其中主菜单以垂直或水平方向排列在菜单屏幕上。 The method according to claim 13, wherein the main menu are arranged vertically or horizontally on the menu screen.
17. 17. 根据权利要求16的方法,其中多个主菜单被显示为图标,所选择图标呈阴影显示。 The method according to claim 16, wherein a plurality of main menu is displayed as an icon, the selected icon is displayed with shading.
18. 18. 根据权利要求16的方法,其中通过操作安装在终端上的左右移动键或上下移动键执行主菜单之间的移动。 Keys to move left and right or up and down the shift key method according to claim 16, wherein the mounting on the terminal operation to be performed by moving between the main menu.
19. 19. 根据权利要求18的方法,其中无论何时移动主菜单,对应主菜单的子菜单同时被显示。 The method according to claim 18, wherein whenever the mobile main menu, the main menu corresponding to the sub-menu is simultaneously displayed.
20. 20. 根据权利要求13的方法,其中如果主菜单以水平方向排列在菜单屏幕上则子菜单以垂直方向排列,或如果主菜单以垂直方向排列在菜单屏幕上则子菜单以水平方向排列。 The method according to claim 13, wherein if the main menu is arranged in the horizontal direction are arranged in the vertical direction sub-menu on the menu screen, or if the main menu in the vertical direction are arranged in the sub-menu on the menu screen are arranged in a horizontal direction.
21. Twenty one. 根据权利要求20的方法,其中当选择子菜单时,在特定窗口上显示子菜单的详细列表。 The method according to claim 20, wherein when selecting the sub-menu that displays a detailed list of the sub-menu on a particular window.
22. Twenty two. 根据权利要求20的方法,其中通过操作安装在终端上的左右移动键或上下移动键执行子菜单之间的移动。 The method according to claim 20, wherein the mounting operation on the terminal by moving left and right or up and down movement keys to move between the sub-menu to execute.
23. Twenty three. 根据权利要求20的方法,其中在特定子菜单列表窗口上显示子菜单。 The method according to claim 20, wherein the submenu is displayed on a particular sub-menu list window.
24. Twenty four. 根据权利要求23的方法,其中子菜单被显示为应用类型图标和列表类型图标。 The method according to claim 23, wherein the sub-menu is displayed as an icon and a list of the type of application type icon.
25. 25. 根据权利要求24的方法,其中当选择应用类型图标时,在窗口上显示子菜单的详细列表。 The method according to claim 24, wherein when selecting the type of application icon displays a detailed list of the sub-menu on the window.
26. 26. 根据权利要求25的方法,其中在窗口顶部预定部分上显示所选择子菜单的名称。 The method according to claim 25, wherein the window is displayed on top of the predetermined portion of the name of the selected sub-menu.
Description  translated from Chinese
用于在移动通信终端中搜索菜单的方法 Search menu in a mobile communication terminal method for

本发明涉及一种移动通信终端,更具体地涉及一种在移动通信终端中搜索菜单的方法。 The present invention relates to a mobile communication terminal, and more particularly, to a search in a mobile communication terminal in the menu method.

这些年,随着信息通信技术的快速发展,信息和通信环境正进行极大改变。 Over the years, with the rapid development of information and communication technology, information and communication environment is being dramatically changed. 具体地,移动通信用户数量正迅速增加,因此对于个人便携通信设备例如移动通信终端的需要正剧烈增长。 Specifically, the number of mobile users is increasing rapidly, and therefore need a mobile communication terminal such as rapid increase of n for the personal portable communication device.

移动通信终端提供了各种特性服务,例如消息发送/接收,数据存储,天气预报和证券信息,以及电话呼叫,现在还利用移动通信提供了因特网服务。 The mobile communication terminal provides a variety of features and services, such as message transmission / reception, data storage, weather and stock information, as well as telephone calls, are now also used to provide the Internet service mobile communications.

图1是一种常规移动通信终端的示意性外部结构。 Figure 1 is a schematic external configuration of a conventional mobile communication terminal.

如图1所示,常规通信终端(此后成为“终端”)包括一个终端主体101,一个液晶显示器(LCD)102,和一个键输入单元103。 1, the conventional communication terminal (hereinafter a "terminal") includes a terminal body 101, a liquid crystal display (LCD) 102, and a key input unit 103. 另外,键输入单元103包括各种功能键,例如数字键,呼叫键,结束/开关键,搜索键,存储键,删除键和菜单键。 In addition, the key input unit 103 includes various function keys, such as numeric keys, a call key, end / key, search key, memory key, delete key and menu key.

图2是图1所示移动通信终端的示意性内部结构。 Figure 2 is a schematic internal configuration of the mobile communication terminal shown in Fig.

键输入单元103被用作用户数据输入装置,包括至少22个按键。 The key input unit 103 is used as the user data input means comprises at least 22 keys. 移动站调制解调器(MSM)104具有一个微处理器单元(MPU)用于控制所有装置,并且将通过键输入单元103所输入的事件信号存储在闪存器105中或者将从闪存器105中所读取的数据转换为CD信号将其输出到LCD102。 Mobile Station Modem (MSM) 104 having a microprocessor unit (MPU) for controlling all the devices, and the event signal by storing the key input unit 103 is input in the flash memory 105 or the flash memory 105 from the read The data is converted into the CD signal outputs to LCD102.

闪存器105存储将要在LCD102上显示的初始数据,而高速缓存器106读取存储在闪存器105中的数据并且编辑要输出到LCD102的最终数据。 Flash memory 105 stores initial data to be displayed on the LCD102, while the data cache 106 reads the stored in flash memory 105 and the editing to be output to LCD102 final data. 并且,LCD102通过MSM104接收存储在高速缓存器106中的数据,并且将其显示以便用户可以识别。 And, LCD102 received by MSM104 stored in the cache memory 106 data, and displays it so that the user can recognize.

下面将描述按照常规技术在这样构成的移动通信终端中搜索菜单的方法。 Search in accordance with conventional techniques in the mobile communication terminal having such a configuration menu a method will be described below.

当用户按下键输入单元103中的菜单键时,LCD102显示主菜单,例如“音量控制”、“电话铃声选择”、“谈话时间”等,如图3A所示。 When the user presses a key input unit 103 in the menu key, LCD102 display the main menu, for example, "Volume Control", "Select ringtone", "talk time" and so on, as shown in Figure 3A. 在该状态下,当用户选择“电话铃声选择”菜单时,LCD102显示子菜单,例如“电话铃声类型”、“基调”、“OTA音调”,如图3B所示。 In this state, when the user selects "ringtone Select" menu, LCD102 displays a submenu, for example, "phone ringing type", "tone", "OTA tone", as shown in Figure 3B. 随后,当用户选择子菜单中的“电话铃声类型”菜单时,随后搜索“电话铃声”、“震动”、“震动+电话铃声”等菜单以由此选择所希望的功能,如图3C所示。 Then, when the user selects the sub-menu "ringtone type" menu, and then search for "ringtone", "shock", "shock + phone ringing" and to thereby select the desired menu function, shown in Figure 3C .

同时,在用户知道对应每个菜单项的数字的情况下,他能搜索所希望的菜单项。 Meanwhile, in the user know the corresponding number of each menu item in the case, he can search for a desired menu item. 可是,存在用户记忆菜单项数字的能力的限制。 However, there are limits user memory capacity menu item numbers.

此外,如果用户在顺序地搜索主菜单和子菜单时认为所希望的项目不包含在首先选择的主菜单中,他们按下结束键并且随后按照最低层子菜单、更高层子菜单和然后主菜单的顺序放弃搜索步骤,从而再次进入(accessing)所希望的项目。 In addition, if the user at the time of order to search the main menu and submenu considered desirable items are not included in the first selection in the main menu, press the End key and then they follow the lowest sub-menus, submenus, and then a higher level main menu order to abandon the search step, thereby entering (accessing) a desired item again. 另外,用户可以通过按下结束键放弃该菜单搜索然后再次按下菜单键来从头执行搜索步骤。 In addition, users can press the End key to give up the search menu and then press the Menu button again to perform a search from the beginning step.

可是,由于常规搜索方法具有分层菜单树型结构,必须经过更高菜单以便从较低层菜单进入到其它目录中的另一个较低层菜单。 However, since the conventional search method has a hierarchical tree structure of the menu, the menu must be higher in order to enter from the lower level to another directory to another lower level menu. 因此,在利用常规菜单搜索方法进入特定菜单中所包含的单个项目的情况下,用户必须一个一个地搜索分层设计的菜单。 Therefore, in the case of using conventional search methods into the single menu item contains a specific menu, the user must search for a hierarchical design a menu.

另外,在常规菜单搜索方法中错误地执行菜单选择的情况下,用户必须用相反顺序执行已经执行过的搜索步骤,或者必须在放弃对应菜单选择之后从头开始搜索以便搜索所希望菜单。 In addition, the conventional menu search process incorrectly performs case selection menu, the user must reverse the order of search steps have been performed, or must give up after the corresponding menu, select Search from the beginning in order to search for the desired menu.

因此,本发明的目的是提供一种用于在移动通信终端中搜索菜单的方法,其中可以通过设计二维菜单导航格式同时在单个菜单屏幕上搜索主菜单和子菜单。 Accordingly, the present invention is to provide a search in a mobile communication terminal method for menu, where you can search for the main menu and sub-menu menu navigation through the design of two-dimensional format at the same time on a single menu screen.

本发明的另一个目的是提供一种用于在移动通信终端中搜索菜单的方法,其中可以在单个菜单屏幕上进行水平菜单移动。 Another object of the present invention is to provide a method for searching a mobile communication terminal in the menu, which can be moved in a single horizontal menu menu screen.

本发明的又一个目的是提供一种用于在移动通信终端中搜索菜单的方法,其中通过在平面结构中设计所有菜单项目可以减少菜单进入步骤的数量。 Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a search in a mobile communication terminal in a method for the menu, which by design in a planar configuration, all the menu items into the menu the number of steps can be reduced.

为实现上述目的,按照本发明提供一种在移动通信终端中搜索菜单的方法,其中通过具有上下移动键和左右移动键并且操作这些键可以同时在单个菜单屏幕中搜索多个主菜单和每个主菜单的子菜单。 To achieve the above object, according to the present invention provides a search menu in a mobile communication terminal, wherein by having upper and lower left and right moving key and the shift key and the operation of these keys can search simultaneously in a single menu screen and each of the plurality of main menu sub-menu in the main menu.

另外,按照本发明提供一种在移动通信终端中搜索菜单的方法,该方法包括以下步骤:通过输入菜单键显示菜单屏幕;通过选择显示在菜单屏幕上的多个主菜单之一在相同菜单屏幕上显示多个子菜单;和选择多个子菜单之一由此在特定窗口上显示子菜单的详细列表。 In addition, in accordance with the present invention provides a mobile communication terminal in search menu, the method comprising the steps of: by entering the Menu button to display the menu screen; the display by selecting one of the plurality of main menu screen on the same menu screen menu multiple sub-menu on the display; and selecting one of a plurality of sub-menu submenu thus displays a detailed list on a particular window.

参照附图将使本发明能够被更好地理解,这些附图仅仅用于说明目的因此不对本发明形成限制,在图中:图1是常规移动通信终端的示意性外部结构;图2是常规移动通信终端的示意性内部结构;图3A到3C是表示按照常规技术的在移动通信终端中搜索菜单的方法的图; Referring to the drawings the present invention will be better understood, these figures are only for illustration purposes and therefore the present invention does not form a restriction, in which: Figure 1 is a schematic external configuration of a conventional mobile communication terminal; FIG. 2 is a conventional schematic internal configuration of the mobile communication terminal; FIG 3A to 3C is a diagram showing a mobile communication terminal in accordance with the search method in the menu of FIG conventional techniques;

图4是表示按照本发明的移动通信终端结构的图;图5和6是表示按照本发明在移动通信终端中搜索菜单的方法的图。 4 is a diagram of a mobile communication terminal in accordance with the structure of the present invention; Figure 5 and 6 shows a search in accordance with the present invention, a mobile communication terminal in the menu of the method of FIG.

此后,将参照附图描述本发明的优选实施例。 Thereafter, will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

图4是表示按照本发明的移动通信终端结构的图。 Figure 4 is a diagram showing the structure of a mobile communication terminal according to the present invention FIG.

如图所示,除了图1所示常规移动通信终端之外,按照本发明的移动通信终端进一步包括左右移动键301和上下移动键302。 As shown, in addition to the conventional mobile communication terminal shown in FIG. 1, the mobile communication terminal according to the present invention further comprises left and right movement keys 301 and 302 move up and down keys. 另外,本发明包括大约20个可用功能键,包括两个软键(soft key)303和两个侧键304。 Further, the present invention comprises about 20 function keys available, including two soft keys (soft key) 303 and two side buttons 304.

左右移动键301是用于在主菜单之间移动的键,而上下移动键302是用于在子菜单之间移动并且用于选择详细列表的键。 Move around the key 301 is used to move between the main menu key, and move up and down key 302 is used to move between the sub-menus and to select a detailed list of the key. 另外,左移动键可以用作编辑步骤中的删除用途。 In addition, the left shift key can be used to edit step deletion purposes.

两个软键303中的左软键是用于执行菜单选择、韩文英文转换、输入、编辑、取消等操作的键,也用作改变一个标志(选择一个功能)和增大或减小程序中变量的键。 Two soft keys 303 left soft key is used to perform menu selection, Korean English convert, import, edit, cancel and other operations of the key, is also used as a sign of change (select a function) and increase or decrease the program key variables. 另外,右软键是执行菜单检查、存储、完成、发送等操作的键,也用作在程序中改变一个状态和子状态或返回前一状态的键。 In addition, the implementation of the right soft key menu inspection, storage, complete, send and other key operations, is also used to change a state and sub-state or return to the previous state of the key in the program. 侧键304是根据终端状态控制子菜单之间移动(在菜单状态)或者控制按键音量或语音音量的键。 304 is based on the terminal side buttons state control movement (in the menu state) between the sub-menu or the volume control buttons or voice volume keys.

现在参照附图描述在根据本发明这样构成的移动通信终端中搜索菜单的方法。 Referring now to search in a mobile communication terminal according to the present invention thus constituted menu approach to the accompanying drawings.

本发明被设计成二维菜单导航格式,以便容易理解高层菜单之间的关系。 The present invention is designed to be a two-dimensional navigation menu format so easy to understand the relationship between high-level menu. 换句话说,本发明在单个菜单屏幕上二维地显示了多个主菜单和每个主菜单的子菜单。 In other words, the present invention shows a two-dimensionally a plurality of main menu and sub menu of each main menu on a single menu screen.

另外,本发明设计得使所有包含在常规垂直菜单树型结构中的菜单项目(子菜单和其详细列表)分布在平面结构中以便减少菜单进入步骤的数量。 Further, the present invention is designed so that all contained in a conventional vertical menu tree structure of the menu items (submenus, and a detailed listing) are distributed in the planar structure in order to reduce the number of steps into the menu.

换句话说,当用户按下多个键中的一个菜单键时,多个主菜单图标显示在LCD102的菜单屏幕上。 In other words, when the user presses several keys in a menu key, a number of the main menu icons displayed on the menu screen LCD102. 在此状态下,用户通过操作左右移动键301选择所希望的主菜单,并且通过使用右软键303确认对应主菜单的选择,由此所选择主菜单的子菜单被二维地显示在LCD102上。 In this state, the user operates the key 301 and move around to select the desired main menu, and by using the right soft key to confirm the selection corresponding to the main menu 303, whereby the main menu, select the sub-menu is on a two-dimensional display in LCD102 .

这时,在菜单屏幕上至少显示了三个主菜单和子菜单项目。 Then, on the menu screen displays three main menu and sub-menu item at least. 即图5A所示,多个主菜单图标401在菜单屏幕水平方向上显示,而对应每个主菜单的多个子菜单406在菜单屏幕垂直方向上显示。 That 5A, more than 401 icons in the main menu on the menu screen is displayed horizontally, while corresponding to each of the plurality of sub-menus main menu on the menu screen 406 is displayed vertically.

另外,在一个专门设置的子菜单列表窗口402上显示多个子菜单406。 In addition, a dedicated 402 submenu settings window displays a list of more than 406 sub-menus. 这时,所显示的子菜单406被分成用于在新窗口上显示详细列表的应用类型图标403和用于只表示“设置/解除”的列表类型图标404。 At this time, the sub-menu that is displayed is divided into 406 new window for display on the type of application icons for a detailed list of the 403 and only that "set / release" type icon 404 list.

例如,当用户选择对应于显示在菜单屏幕上主菜单中“音量/铃声”的主菜单图标401时,该子菜单列表窗口402显示子菜单,例如“铃声/震动转换”、“铃声/音调转换”、“铃声音量”、“呼叫连接声音”、“服务改变声音”等。 For example, when the user selects the display corresponds to the "volume / ringing" in the main menu icon 401, the sub-menu list window 402 displays a submenu, for example, "ringtone / vibration conversion", "ringtone / tone conversion in the main menu on the menu screen "" ring volume "," voice call connection "," Service to change the voice, "and so on. 这时,所选择的主菜单图标呈阴影显示,所选择主菜单的名称被显示在主菜单图标项部。 At this time, the main menu icons were selected shadow shows the main menu, select the name of the icon to be displayed in the main menu item department.

在此状态下,如果用户通过操作左右移动键301移动到其它主菜单,被移动菜单屏幕的子菜单被显示在子菜单列表窗口402上。 In this state, if the user operates the left and right moving key 301 to move to another main menu, the menu screen by moving the sub-menu is displayed on the sub-menu list window 402.

一旦子菜单被显示在子菜单列表窗口402上,用户通过操作上下移动键302选择多个子菜单之一。 Once the sub-menu is displayed on the submenu list window 402, the user operates the key 302 moves up and down to select one of a plurality of sub-menus. 这时,如果用户选择应用类型图标之一,例如“铃声/震动转换”、“铃声/音调转换”和“铃声音量”,所选择子菜单的详细列表被显示在一个新窗口上。 Then, if the user selects the type of application icons, such as "ringtone / vibration conversion", "Tone / Tone Conversion" and "ring volume", the selected sub-menu of the detailed list is displayed in a new window. 即在本发明中,通过打开所选择项目的一个新窗口可以区分菜单状态和列表状态。 That is, in the present invention, the selected item by opening a new window menu can distinguish between state and listing status.

例如,从子菜单中选择“铃声/震动转换”,LCD102显示新窗口407,所述窗口407显示详细列表以便设置“铃声”或“震动”模式。 For example, select "ringtone / vibration conversion" from the submenu, LCD102 display the new window 407, the window displays a detailed list of 407 to set the "ringing" or "shake" mode. 因此,通过使用左右软键303选择/确认窗口上所显示列表中的一个项目,用户执行所希望的功能,例如铃声/震动转换,如图5B和5C所示。 Thus, by using the left and right soft keys 303 select / confirm the list on the window of a project, the user performs the desired function display, such as a tone / vibration conversion, as shown in Fig. 5B and 5C.

并且,由于子菜单例如“呼叫连接声音”和“服务改变声音”作为只能够选择“设置/解除”的列表类型图标被显示,用户利用左右软键303能够选择/确认或放弃子菜单列表中的对应子菜单。 Also, due to the sub-menu such as "voice call connection" and "Service to change the sound," as only able to select "Settings / release" list type icon is displayed, the user can use the left and right soft keys 303 select / confirm or discard the submenu list corresponding submenu.

在此状态下,如图6A所示,如果用户使用左右移动键301移动到另一个主菜单(“电子笔记”),“电子笔记”的图标呈阴影显示而所选择主菜单的名称显示在主菜单图标的顶部,如上所述。 In this state, shown in Figure 6A, if the user keys to move left and right to move to another main menu 301 ("Electronic Notes"), "Electronic Notes" icon is displayed while the shadow of the main menu, select the name displayed in the main top menu icon, as described above. 换句话说,在本发明中,有可能在搜索一个子菜单或其详细列表的同时搜索其它主菜单。 In other words, in the present invention, it is possible to search for other main menu or sub-menu in the search for a detailed list at the same time.

这时,如图6A所示,子菜单列表窗口402显示项目的详细列表,例如“电话号码登记”、“日程表登记”、“报警设置”、“国际标准时间”、“计算器”等,用户通过操作上下移动键选择所显示详细列表上的所希望子菜单。 At this time, 6A, a detailed list of the submenu list window 402 display items, such as "telephone number registration", "schedule Registration", "alarm", "International Standard Time," "calculator", etc. Users submenu detailed wish list by operating up and down the shift key to select the display. 因此,所选择子菜单的详细列表被显示在新窗口上。 Therefore, the selected sub-menu is displayed on a detailed list of the new window.

通过利用相同方法,如图6B和6C所示,用户可以搜索一个主菜单,例如“语音记录器”、“电话管理”等。 By using the same method, Fig. 6B and 6C, the user can search for a main menu, such as "voice recorder", "telephone management". 另外,本发明以相同方式设计了每个主菜单的子菜单的搜索步骤,以使用户在搜索/选择菜单时不会混淆。 Further, the present invention is designed in the same manner for each search step submenu of the main menu, so that users in the search / selection menu will not be confused.

为解释方便,在本发明中,主菜单排列在菜单屏幕的水平方向上,子菜单排列在屏幕的垂直方向上。 For convenience of explanation, in the present invention, the main menu are arranged in the horizontal direction of a menu screen, the sub-menu arranged in the vertical direction of the screen. 可是,在主菜单排列在菜单屏幕垂直方向上的情况下,子菜单可以排列在菜单屏幕的水平方向上。 However, in the case of the main menu on the menu screen arranged in the vertical direction, the sub-menu can be arranged in the horizontal direction of the menu screen.

由于本发明可以用几种形式实施而不脱离它的精神或基本特征,也应当理解上述实施例不受上述说明中任何细节的限制,除非特别指出,而相反这些实施例应该在所附权利要求书的精神和范围内更宽泛地解释,并且因此所有符合权利要求范围的改变、修改和等同物被认为包含在所附的权利要求书中。 As the present invention may be embodied in several forms without departing from its spirit or essential characteristics thereof, it should be understood that the foregoing description is not limited by any of the details of the above-described embodiments, and unless otherwise specified, but rather these embodiments should in the appended claims within the spirit and scope of the more broadly, and thus meet the scope of the claims and all changes, modifications and equivalents are considered included in the appended claims.

如上所述,在本发明中,不同于常规分层菜单树型结构,有可能通过设计二维菜单导航格式而设计出非常简单的菜单搜索步骤。 As described above, in the present invention, unlike the conventional hierarchical menu tree structure, it is possible to design a very simple menu search step is performed by designing a two-dimensional navigation menu format.

在本发明中,因为可以容易地在单个屏幕上理解与高层菜单的关系,而不同于常规搜索方法中观看用户搜索的菜单列表,因此使搜索所希望的菜单更加容易。 In the present invention, because it can be easily understood relationship with the upper level on a single screen, which is different from the conventional search method in the user view the menu list search, thus making the desired menu search easier.

并且在本发明中,有可能通过利用可进行水平菜单移动的设计而解决搜索步骤中移动引起的不便,不同于必须经过高层菜单来从一个低层菜单移动到其它目录(主菜单)的另一个低层菜单的常规搜索方法。 And in the present invention, there is likely to be carried out through the use of the design of the horizontal menu mobile search step in moving to resolve the inconvenience caused, unlike must move from a lower-level menu after menu to another directory level (main menu) is another low-level menu The conventional search methods.

另外,通过在平面结构中更宽地分布所有菜单项目而减少菜单进入步骤的数量,本发明有可能容易和迅速地进入所希望项目。 Further, in the planar structure in a wider distribution of all menu items into the menu and to reduce the number of steps, the present invention makes it possible easily and quickly access a desired item.

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Classifications
International ClassificationG06F3/033, G06F3/048, H04M1/725, G06F3/023, G09G5/00, H04M1/247, H04B1/38
Cooperative ClassificationH04M1/72583, G09G5/00, G06F3/04817, G06F3/0482
European ClassificationG06F3/0482, G06F3/0481H, H04M1/725F4
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