08704783 is referenced by 7 patents and cites 87 patents.

The described embodiments allow for the selection of content in a touch screen display. The method includes detecting a single tap on a word of text in a text editing field in a touch screen, and responsive to the single tap selecting the word of text in whole. In another embodiment additional content can be selected. Contact with selected content displayed in a touch screen can be detected. The contact with the touch screen can be detected moving in a direction along the selected content. Additional content is selected by selecting a word of text adjacent to the selected content being contacted.

Title
Easy word selection and selection ahead of finger
Application Number
12/819062
Publication Number
8704783 (B2)
Application Date
June 18, 2010
Publication Date
April 22, 2014
Inventor
Peter Gregory Davis
Kirkland
WA, US
Benjamin F Carter
Redmond
WA, US
Priyanka Singhal
Bellevue
WA, US
Tirthankar Sengupta
Redmond
WA, US
Peter G Chin
Seattle
WA, US
Shawna Julie Davis
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Micky Minhas
Andrew Sanders
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 3/041
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