US 10,891,018 B2
Displaying a set of data elements
Robert M. Chinn, Menlo Park, CA (US); Pavel Cisler, Los Gatos, CA (US); Patrick E. McClaughry, Sunnyvale, CA (US); Marcel MWA van Os, San Francisco, CA (US); and Bas Ording, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assigned to APPLE INC., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Robert M. Chinn, Menlo Park, CA (US); Pavel Cisler, Los Gatos, CA (US); Patrick E. McClaughry, Sunnyvale, CA (US); Marcel MWA van Os, San Francisco, CA (US); and Bas Ording, San Francisco, CA (US)
Filed on Aug. 27, 2012, as Appl. No. 13/595,213.
Application 13/595,213 is a division of application No. 11/226,454, filed on Sep. 15, 2005, granted, now 8,255,834.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/674,306, filed on Apr. 25, 2005.
Prior Publication US 2013/0111402 A1, May 2, 2013
Int. Cl. G06F 3/0482 (2013.01); G06F 9/451 (2018.01); G06F 16/16 (2019.01)
CPC G06F 3/0482 (2013.01) [G06F 9/451 (2018.02); G06F 16/168 (2019.01)] 33 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
receiving a request to display a path to a target data element, wherein the path includes a first path element and a second path element;
in response to receiving the request to display the path, displaying, on an electronic display, a representation of the path that includes a truncated representation of the first path element and a representation of the second path element, wherein a determination to display the truncated representation of the first path element is made based on relative importance of the first path element and the second path element, wherein the first path element includes a string of characters and the truncated representation of the first path element that is displayed includes less than all the characters included in the string of characters;
while displaying the representation of the path, receiving a user input at a location corresponding to the truncated representation of the first path element; and
in response to receiving the user input, displaying an expanded representation of the first path element on the electronic display.