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This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling an application-launching interface for multiple modes. This interface enables a user to quickly and easily select to launch applications associated with different modes. A user may avoid wading through multiple interfaces, making multiple selections, and/or a cognitive load associated with deciding on a mode with which to interact.

Title
Application-launching interface for multiple modes
Application Number
13/656574
Publication Number
8990733 (B2)
Application Date
October 19, 2012
Publication Date
March 24, 2015
Inventor
Benjamin A Betz
Redmond
WA, US
Jeffrey S Miller
Woodinville
WA, US
Patrice L Miner
Kirkland
WA, US
Varun Bahl
Jersey City
NJ, US
Marina Dukhon
Kirkland
WA, US
Rebecca Deutsch
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Micky Minhas
Kate Drakos
Bryan Webster
Assignee
Microsoft Technology Licensing
WA, US
IPC
G06F 9/445
G06F 9/44
G06F 3/0481
G06F 3/048
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