US 9,811,156 B2
Portable device including index display region and method for controlling the same
Eunhyung Cho, Seoul (KR); Sinae Chun, Seoul (KR); and Jihwan Kim, Seoul (KR)
Assigned to LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seoul (KR)
Filed by LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seoul (KR)
Filed on May 30, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/906,025.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2013-0044719 (KR), filed on Apr. 23, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2014/0313119 A1, Oct. 23, 2014
Int. Cl. G06F 3/01 (2006.01); G06F 3/0483 (2013.01); G06F 3/0488 (2013.01)
CPC G06F 3/013 (2013.01) [G06F 3/0483 (2013.01); G06F 3/04883 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A portable device, comprising:
a display unit including a front display region and a lateral display region displaying a plurality of indexes which indicates a plurality of simultaneously running applications;
a sensor unit; and
a controller configured to:
display a first execution screen corresponding to a first application from among the plurality of applications on the front display region in a state of being a selected index corresponding to the first application from among the plurality of indexes,
detect a scroll input to the front display region and a user gaze direction to the front display region or the lateral display region,
determine a user-viewed display region from among the front display region and the lateral display region according to the user gaze direction,
scroll the first execution screen displayed on the front display region in response to the scroll input to the front display region when the front display region is the user-viewed display region,
scroll the plurality of indexes displayed on the lateral display region, select an index corresponding to a second application from among the plurality of applications and display a second execution screen corresponding to the second application on the front display region as a foreground application in response to the scroll input when the lateral display region is the user-viewed display region,
wherein the first application is running as a background application.