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Apple patent involves enhanced Keynote features for iPads, iPhones

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,635,738) for a “device, method, and graphic user interface for managing website presentation meetings.” It hints at future features for its Keynote app, at least for iPads and iPhones as it involves touch screens.

Apple says that using a mouse for choosing one or more user interface objects and performing actions on those objects “is tedious and creates a significant cognitive burden on a user.” The company wants iPad and iPhone users to be able to easily adjust the position and/or size of one or more user interface objects such as digital images, video, text, icons, control elements such as buttons and other graphics. 

Here’s Apple’s summary of the invention: “An electronic device: displays a website settings interface provided to edit a plurality of a presentation settings for at least one website among a plurality of websites within a web browsing application, including concurrently displaying: a first website representation and a user-modifiable control for selecting a first value for a presentation setting for the associated website; and a second website representation and a user-modifiable control for selecting a second value for the presentation setting for the associated website, where the second value is not associated with a previously received user preference and the second value is set according to a predetermined value for the presentation setting; and in response to detecting an input that ceases display of a website associated with the second website representation, ceases to display include the second website representation within the website settings interface.”

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the news editor of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.