US 11,656,752 B2
Electronic device for displaying slider track and slider and method of operating same
Jong Chae Moon, Suwon-si (KR); Jin Ra, Suwon-si (KR); Seo Lynn Park, Suwon-si (KR); Joo Yoon Bae, Suwon-si (KR); Go Eun Lee, Suwon-si (KR); Joo Yeon Cho, Suwon-si (KR); and Yong Soung Lee, Suwon-si (KR)
Assigned to Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Suwon-si (KR)
Filed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Suwon-si (KR)
Filed on Dec. 14, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/220,367.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2017-0179396 (KR), filed on Dec. 26, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2019/0196703 A1, Jun. 27, 2019
Int. Cl. G06F 3/04847 (2022.01); G06F 3/0486 (2013.01); G06F 3/0488 (2022.01)
CPC G06F 3/04847 (2013.01) [G06F 3/0486 (2013.01); G06F 3/0488 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electronic device comprising:
a display; and
a processor configured to:
identify one or more boundary values that divide settable values into a plurality of sections based on context information related to the electronic device, wherein the context information includes at least one of a usage record of the settable values or a current time,
identify at least two intervals of the plurality of sections based on the context information,
display a slider track divided into the plurality of sections and a slider that can move within the slider track and indicates a value corresponding to a position of the slider within the slider track through the display, wherein the slider track indicates a first settable value range of the settable values,
receive a drag input to the slider to change the value indicated by the slider,
identify a change of a direction of a movement of the slider based on the drag input,
in response to identifying the change of the direction from a first direction to a second direction different from the first direction and parallel to the slider track while the drag input is received:
decrease an interval of the settable values based on a first interval,
add a first section by adding at least one boundary value within the slider track, and
expand a portion corresponding to a second settable value range narrower than the first settable value range, within the slider track,
after the slider is moved to the second direction, in response to identifying a second change of the direction from the second direction to a third direction different from the second direction and parallel to the slider track while the drag input is received:
decrease an interval of the settable values based on a second interval,
add a second section by adding at least one second boundary value within the slider track, and
expand a portion corresponding to a third settable value range narrower than the second settable value range, within the slider track, and
in response to releasing the drag input, restore the decreased interval of the settable values,
wherein the first interval is different from the second interval.