Gesture Support In Windows 8 Revealed Through Recent Microsoft Patents??

Microsoft was awarded with series of patents on gestures recently. Even though many of them are strikingly similar to the Courier tablet UI, all of these patents were filed only in 2010. So I strongly suspect that these are the  gesture support  coming in Windows 8.

Here are some of them,

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1) Cross reference gesture refers recognizing first input as selecting the image/object and second input as one or more lines drawn outside bounds of the image/object and relating the two inputs to produce desired result.

2) Edge Gesture:

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Edge Gesture Claim: recognizing a first input as selecting an object displayed by a display device; recognizing a second input as movement along an edge of the object, the movement recognized as occurring while the object is selected; and identifying a gesture from the recognized first and second inputs, the gesture effective to cause display of a line as drawn proximal to the edge and as following movement described by the second input.

3) Carbon Copy Gesture:

Carbon Copy Gesture: Recognizing a first input as selecting an object displayed by a display device; recognizing a second input as a line drawn outside the bounds of the object, the line recognized as being drawn while the object is selected; and identifying a brush gesture from the recognized first and second inputs, the brush gesture effective to cause a display of the line being drawn as a copy of a corresponding line of the object.

4) Stamp Gesture:

Recognizing a first input as selecting an object displayed by a display device; recognizing a second input as indicating a location in a user interface outside a boundary of the object and as occur ring while the object is selected; and identifying a stamp gesture from the recognized first and second inputs, the stamp gesture effective to cause a display of a copy of the object at the location in the image.

5) Copy and Paste Gesture:

Recognizing a first input as selecting an object displayed by a display device. recognizing a second input as movement from within a bounds of the object to outside the bounds of the object, the movement recognized as occurring while the object is selected; and identifying a copy gesture from the recognized first and second inputs, the copy gesture effective to cause a display of a copy of the object to follow subsequent move ment of a source of the second input.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KTAHVKS2RNDWTQPHQEJALLRNEQ Adam Paris

    We all knew that gestures are coming. Windows 8 tablets will have an  edge-to-edge touch-screen so you can do gestures to make stuff happen.