US 8,624,934 B2
Dynamic display of icons on a small screen
Anastasia Paushkina, Redmond, Wash. (US); Alfredo Mendonça de Almeida, Redmond, Wash. (US); Matthew Lenell Cooper, Issaquah, Wash. (US); and Michael J. McCormack, Snohomish, Wash. (US)
Assigned to Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Wash. (US)
Filed by Anastasia Paushkina, Redmond, Wash. (US); Alfredo Mendonça de Almeida, Redmond, Wash. (US); Matthew Lenell Cooper, Issaquah, Wash. (US); and Michael J. McCormack, Snohomish, Wash. (US)
Filed on Sep. 29, 2011, as Appl. No. 13/248,032.
Prior Publication US 2013/0083079 A1, Apr. 4, 2013
Int. Cl. G09G 5/00 (2006.01)
U.S. Cl. 345—684  [345/472] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A computer-implemented method of displaying information on a mobile device that has a processor, comprising:
receiving, at the processor, an indication to display an icon representing an entity, the entity having a label;
displaying, with the processor on a display screen of the mobile device, a display portion of the icon with a size that precludes display of an entirety of the label, in a first size, at one time; and
dynamically displaying, with the processor, substantially the entirety of the label in the display portion of the icon.