WO2002046903A1 - Method for selection and activation of a function from an operation menu and operation system for carrying out said method - Google Patents

Method for selection and activation of a function from an operation menu and operation system for carrying out said method Download PDF

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WO2002046903A1
WO2002046903A1 PCT/DE2001/004557 DE0104557W WO0246903A1 WO 2002046903 A1 WO2002046903 A1 WO 2002046903A1 DE 0104557 W DE0104557 W DE 0104557W WO 0246903 A1 WO0246903 A1 WO 0246903A1
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Abstract

Method for the selection and activation of a function from an operation menu, displayed in a display field of an electronic device, comprising the steps: A) display of the operation menu with an overview representation (S1, S2) in the display field, B) selection (S3) of a magnification mode, C) magnification (S4) of a pre-determined partial section of the operation menu with at last one pre-determined magnification factor and display (S5) of the magnified partial section in the display field, D) displacement (S7) where necessary of the magnified partial section displayed in the display field of the operation menu, for display of a target partial section and display (S8) of the target partial section, E) switching (S10) to a selection mode and F) selection (S11) of a function from the target partial section displayed in the display field and activation (S12) of said function.

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A method for selecting and activating a function of an operation menu and control member for carrying out the method

The present invention relates to a method for selecting and activating a function of a displayed in a display field of an electronic device intuitive to use menu, in particular for selecting and activating a

Function of a web page displayed in the display field.

The available today, electronic devices, such as in mobile handsets, PDAs, personal digital assistants (PDAs) or the like, it is possible due to the increasing performance of the electronic components used to provide more complex and more comprehensive functions. On the other hand, is the development of an ever smaller dimensions of the electronic devices to more manageable, better to make this packable and less disruptive. Due to these trends, the increase of features on the one hand and the increasing miniaturization the other hand, it is difficult to sufficiently represent the plurality of functions available on a small-sized display panel miniaturisierungsbedingt clearly visible. This problem arises particularly in the place recently spread WAP technology (wire- less Application Protocol) with which mobile wireless terminals can access external services and applications wirelessly, for example, to load web pages and navigate them. However, the majority of the web pages designed for display on a comparable proportionate large-sized computer monitor, so that the full information content of such websites, representing only with difficulty on a small-sized display panel of a mobile electronic terminal such as a mobile communication terminal leaves.

To address this problem, various approaches have been in the past. For example, micro displays are used at very high resolutions and an associated magnifying optics. However, this approach leads to unsatisfactory results, as the high-resolution microdisplays are very expensive to purchase and also build relatively large so that a corresponding electronic terminal is expensive and can be miniaturized only to a limited extent. Another way to meet the above-mentioned problem is that the loaded via the WAP standard website

is "filtered" to weed out certain elements of the website that cause problems when displayed on small-sized displays, such as images or graphic elements. Such filtering can be performed by the mobile terminal to load the website.

In this case, a correspondingly high, particularly software-based, effort on the part of the mobile device is required. Similarly, it is possible to filter out the graphic elements on the server side, for example so that the Internet pages are hosted by an Internet server in each case in a "full" version for large-sized monitors and in regard to the information content greatly reduced version of WAP-based electronic device. This, too, is relatively aufwen- dig and requires server-side additional space.

It is by contrast an object of the present invention to provide a method of the described type, with which is also seen in a miniaturized electronic device from existing operation menus high information content while avoiding the beschriebe- nen above problems easily show features selected and activated to let.

This object is inventively achieved by a method for selecting and activating a function of a displayed in a display field of an electronic apparatus operation menu, in particular for selecting and activating a function of a web page shown in the display panel, comprising the steps of: A) displaying the operation menu in a overview display in the display field,

B) selecting a magnifying mode,

C) increasing a predetermined partial section of the operation menu with at least one predetermined magnification magnification factor and displaying the enlarged partial section in the display panel,

D) if required, displacing the enlarged partial section of the operation menu for showing a target sub-section displayed in the display area and displaying the target sub-section,

E) switching into a selection mode, and

F) selecting a function shown in the display target partially cutaway and activating the function.

Considering to illustrate the invention as operation menu example a web, then in step A) the web page is initially displayed in an overview display in the display field. This is done, for example, such that the web page is reduced as far until it is complete to see in the display. The operator of the electronic device can then select in step B) a zoom-in mode, wherein in step C), a predetermined partial section, such as the upper left quarter of the Internet, increases in the display panel is provided DAR. Recognizes the user like the functions specified in the website, links or after the increase, it may as needed to shown enlarged detail of the operation menu after step D move) to display additional functions, links or the like. Has already recognized his desired function after executing step C) of the user, the target sub-segment is already shown in the display, and he can proceed directly to steps E) and F). In steps E) and F) is switched from the zoom mode to select mode and it can advertising selected a specific function in the website and activates.

Thus, the invention as shown by an alternating zoom, navigate, select and activate conventional Internet pages on small-sized display panels, for example, small-sized displays of mobile terminals or PDAs, displayed and can be "operated", without that the charged web is reduced in their information content must become. Nor is it necessary with the present process to equip the electronic device with a high resolution microdisplay and a corresponding magnification optics, as proposed in the prior art. Instead, the invention shows a way by a few ergonomic and logical sequential steps, an Internet site about moving in and jumping back and forth between two modes, namely the magnification mode and the selection mode to display sufficiently large and a small-sized display and to use.

In a further development of the invention it can be provided to simplify the process of the invention that step B) is carried out automatically with step A). This means that immediately after the loading of the operation menu, such as a web page, the electronic processing Vorrich- automatically is switched to the zoom-in mode, without this having to be made by a user through a separate step. This allows the user un- indirectly via go to navigate the operation menu and for selecting a function for the loading and display of the operation menu in the overview display in the display field to steps C) and the following steps.

With regard to the enlargement of the predetermined part section of the operation menus according to step C) can further be provided that the partial section of at least two times, preferably is increased four times. Basically, the amount of magnification can be selected as desired. However, it is advisable for reasons of ergonomics, that a magnification is chosen equal to the first time execution of the step C), wherein the information content of the operation menu, such as the Internet, for the user can be recognized. one of which, the neck part is the upper left, then displayed in the display field preferably For example, it is advisable to choose a four-fold increase, so that the overview display is divided into four sub-cut-outs of equal size.

If the information content of the operation menu very high, for example, in a case in which a web page is loaded with a written in small font text, so it may be necessary that steps C) and / or D) - individually or in said are carried out repeatedly - order. In other words, the magnification factor of the first time execution of the step C) was not sufficiently large and the user of the electronic device does not recognize the content of the operation menu completely, this may again enlarge the operation menu with a predetermined magnification and a predetermined partial section of this now again represent enlarged operations menu partial section on the display panel. If necessary, the user can perform this step several times until all available on the operation menu information is visible on the display panel. In between, or subsequently, the user can move also shown in the display panel enlarged partial section of the operation menu for displaying a target partial section of a sufficient magnification, as provided in step D).

If the user through his desired target sub-segment of the operation menu - optionally several times - performing the steps C) and / or D) are found, it can, according to step e) switch in a selection mode. he can dial mode in this training select a function from a list of several functions and enable this feature as set forth in step F).

In a further development of the invention it can be provided that are displayed in step F) on the display selecting means, and that this selection means can be displaced for selecting the function in the target sub-segment of the operation menu. The selection means may for example be formed by a in the display panel to switch to the mode selection window shown, which surrounds the respective available for selection function. Alternatively, a shaded deposit of each available for selection function is conceivable. Similarly, it is possible to use an arrow or other selection means. By moving the selection means from one function to the next, etc., a selection can be made.

In order to operate the electronic device can simplify the basis of the inventive method may be provided in a further development of the invention that the displacement of the enlarged partial section in step D) and the displacement of the selection means in step F) on and off by operation of the same control member of the electronic device be executed. The operation of this operating organs leads according to the current angewähltem mode, zooming mode or select mode, automatically the correct functional, namely either the displacement of the enlarged partial section or moving the selection means.

It is to be noted that it is not ER conducive according to the invention, optionally to perform the steps A) to F), having multiple repeating the steps C) and D) continuously. Recognizes the user, for example, that he does not find his desired function in the enlarged partial section and wants to orient themselves again in a less enlarged partial section or in the overview display of the operation menu, so the invention provides that in connection to at least one of the steps B), C), D) or / and F) a reduction in the enlarged partial section of a predetermined microns scaled-nerungsfaktor is executable. The user can thus select functions in the operation menu by seguentielles viewing, moving, zoom in and / or zoom out to navigate in this order or in a position deviating from this order and this more active with the inventive method will. Preferably, the reduction factor is equal in magnitude to the previously selected in step C) magnification. It may further be provided according to the invention that the maximum reduction ratio is each selected such that the operation menu is displayed at most reduced to the overview display from step A). This means that the user can in the Overview already heavily reduced representation of the operation menu, such as the Internet, not even smaller by an undesired operating errors and obscure for him.

As already explained above, it is advantageous in terms of miniaturization and ergonomic operation of the electronic device, when a plurality of steps of the method according to the invention by the same operation components of the electronic device can be performed. In this context, according to the invention can be seen further advantage that the steps B) (selecting one magnification mode), C) (enlarging a partial section, and showing the partially cutaway) and E) (switching in a select mode), and activating a function in step F ) on and off by actuation of the same operating organ of the electronic device to be executed. So it is possible, for example, starting from Step A) in step B switch) by operating this control member in the zoom mode. Another actuating DES same control member then performs in step C) for enlarging a predetermined partial section of the operation menu and for displaying the enlarged partial section. In this case, it can be provided in a further development of the invention that automatically step e) is carried out after reaching a maximum magnification factor in step C) with a further actuation of the control member. Finally, this function may then in step F) to be activated after the selection of a function by a renewed actuation of the same control member. However, it is basically also conceivable to assign the individual steps of separate operating elements, which operating members can then be in accordance with each switched mode, advance mode or select mode is enabled or disabled.

The invention further relates to a control member of an electronic device for performing the method according to the above-described type, comprising

- at least one control component for displacing the part section shown in the display panel in step D) and / or for selecting a function in step F) and

- at least one Auswa oil component for switching to the zoom-in mode after step B and / or for increasing a predetermined partial section of the operation menu in step C) and / or for switching in the selection mode in step e) and / or for activating a function of the operation menu in Step F). According to the invention the control member is thus divided into two components, namely, control component and selection component. By means of the control component can be carried out all nen a local shift to the display panel requiring functioning, such as the displacement of the display panel in step D), or selecting a function in step F). With the selection component all selection or activation steps of the inventive method can then be carried out, namely, a shift in the zoom mode of step B) or / and increasing a predetermined partial section of the operation menu in step C) and / or the switching to the selection mode in step e) and / or the activation of the operation menu in step F). Such a division of the loading dienungsorgans leads to an ergonomic operation manner, since each one and the same component associated with steps d) and f) or B), C) and the activating in step F) in navigating through the operation menu are similar.

With regard to the constructive design of the control member can be inventively provided that it comprises a lying around at least two, preferably four, pairs of substantially orthogonal to each other, in a common plane tilt axes tiltable key element component as Steuerkompo- and that the displacement of the illustrated in the display field partial section D) and optionally in step selecting the function in step F) in accordance with the tilting of the key element. In this case, the key element can be formed about fingertip large, so that the operator can use the control function of the key element by simply placing the thumb tip and spatial displacement of the thumb.

In addition to the tilting capability of the key element may be ner so mounted on the electronic device of this FER that to enlarge a predetermined partial section of the operation menu in step C) and / or for switching in the selection mode in step e) and / or for activating a function of the operation menu in step F) is substantially in the direction orthogonal to the plane displaced. By such a displacement, that is depressing, of the key element in a substantially orthogonal direction to the tilt axes that is, the operating member can be operated both for the actuation of the control component as well as for actuating the selection component with a finger.

As an alternative to such a control member, which summarizes both the selection component and the control component, can be inventively provided that the selection component is rotatably mounted on the electronic device and for selecting a magnification in a predetermined direction of rotation, preferably in at least one predetermined rotational angle position, is rotatable , With a thus constructed control member, it is possible to separate the operation of the control component and the selection component spatially from each other so that at least step C) of the process according to the invention independently of the other

steps can be performed, thereby reducing the likelihood of an undesirable erroneous operation is reduced by a user.

In a development of such an alternative control member may be provided that the selection component in the predetermined direction of rotation in at least one can be rotated at least a magnification factor associated with rotational angle position and that to the assigned to the maximum magnification factor rotational angular position in the predetermined direction of rotation, a further rotational angle position follows the is associated with the switching to the selection mode of step e). This measure can Auswahlkomponete addition to the determination of the enlargement factor are assigned to the selection mode in step e) the function of the environmental shift. With regard to a following to a previous magnification reduction of the partial section of the operation menu shown in the display panel can also be provided that the selection component for selecting a Verkleine- approximately factor in one of the predetermined rotation direction opposite rotation direction, preferably in at least one predetermined rotational angle position, is rotatable. In order to prevent in the formation of the control member with a rotating selection component an inadvertent rotation of the selection component, may be according to the invention additionally provided that the selection component latched a rotational angular position at least in the.

The invention further relates to an electronic device, in particular a mobile electronic device such as a mobile radio terminal, comprising a display panel and a control member of the type described above. Leaves with a so equipped electronic device is in an ergonomic way, the above-described inven- tion process according for selecting and activating a

Execute the function from the state shown in the display panel of the electronic device operation menu.

In the following embodiments are of the present inven- tion with the accompanying drawings in detail. , In which:

Figure 1 fertil a plan view of a control member according to a first embodiment of the present inventions;

2a to 8c is a tabular representation of individual

The method steps, where Figures 2a to 8a are schematic representations of the respective

Magnification state; Figures 2b to 8b photographic representations of the respective actual state of a magnification loaded into the display panel are website; and Figures 2c to 8c schematically show the operation performed respectively by the control member; Figure 9 is a flowchart for explaining an embodiment of the method according to the invention and Figure 10 is a plan view of a second embodiment of a control member according to the invention.

In Figure 1 an inventive control member generally indicated by 10. This comprises a control component 12, and a selection component 14. The control component 12 comprises a ring 16 which is mounted tiltably by four pivot axes A, B, C and D. On the ring 16 arrows 18, 20, 22, 24 are shown, which can optionally be highlighted bright by an unshown illumination. Depending on the tilting of the ring 16 around one of the pivot axes B and D in accordance with the arrows 18, 20, 22, 24, or around one of the pivot axes A and C in an intermediate position between the arrow symbols 18, 20, 22, 24, talk sensor elements, not shown, below the ring 16 which detect such a tilting and pass corresponding signals for further processing, as indicated below in more detail, to one with the control member 10 of Figure 1 equipped electronic device.

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is partial section in Figures 3a - 6a as a guide each blackened and designated 40 and 44 respectively. The other three quarters 34, 36 and 38 are not visible on the display panel F of the electronic device. The representation of the partial section 40 according to figure 3b corresponds to step S5.

In the example, the presentation of the website goes according 3b the user from first in order to find your way on this. Accordingly, it is decided in step S6 that the magnification factor is initially sufficient. shown by simultaneously or sequentially pressing the arrow icons 20 and 22 of the ring 16 as shown in Figure 3c by the highlight at 40 and 42, the user moves the display panel according to Figure 4b in the illustrated F

Image section 40 such that it now covers areas of all four sub-cut-outs 32, 34, 36, 38, as shown in Figure 4a. The displacement of the cutout 40 shown corresponds to the step S7, the representation of the step S8.

The user decides now in the example that the representation 4b is not sufficiently increased as shown in FIG, to see if it has reached its target partition. Therefore, to the question in step S9, the answer is "NO". By renewed actuation of the push button 26, as indicated by the highlighting 42, in turn, step S4 is executed so that the web is increased again. The black shaded now in Figure 5a corresponds to the image section 44 in the display panel according to FIG 5b Pictured section of the web at the 16x magnification. According to step S4, the magnification (zoom factor) 2 has now been selected. The portion shown in FIG 5b is now sufficiently enlarged to see its contents. The user moves in accordance with step S7 of Figure 9 by rocking of the ring 16 to the cutout 44 shown again until it has reached in step S9 the target partial region. The required operation of the ring 16 is in figure 5c, in turn, by highlighting 46 and 48 in.

In Figure 6b the target portion is nen to recognize the display. Starting from this condition, the user turns now by renewed actuation of the push button 26, as shown by highlighting 50 in Figure 6c, in the selection mode. This switching by renewed actuation of the push button 26 takes place in the illustrated example, the fact that the maximum times magnification factor of the electronic device 2. Another operation of the push button 26 would have in terms of increasing the website shown no effect. The program of the electronic device automatically switches off after reaching the maximum magnification factor to an operating state in which interprets a further actuation of the push button 26 as a switch in the selection mode.

It should be noted, however, that also other magnification factors can be approved according to the invention, and that the switching in the selection mode instead of an automatic switch identifier, as set forth above can also be effected in that the push button 26 is pressed twice in short intervals one behind the other.

Figure 7B now shows the display state of the reached in Figure 6b target portion in the selection mode. In the illustrated list of the internet site, the first function is stored by shading 52 56th Figure 7A now shows no orientation, as shown in Figures 2a to 6a of the case, since a displacement of the image section displayed within the entire web in the selection mode is no longer possible. However 7a shows the note shown on the display "<- = Back to ZoomFactor = 1" is expressed with which that in pushing operation of the ring 16 in the region of the arrow symbol 24 is a reduction of the dargestell- th web and a new display with the magnification factor (zoom factor) are equal. 1

By pressure actuation of the ring 16 in the region of the Pfeilsym- bols 22, as illustrated by highlighting 54 in Figure 7c, the shading can be displaced 52 from the first function 56 to the second function 58, as shown in Figure 8b. This shift corresponds to step Sll in Figure 9. If the user now his desired function is reached, he can activate it by renewed actuation of the push button 26, as shown in Figure 8c by highlighting 60th This activation of the function corresponding to S12 in FIG. 9

Above was therefore shown how the user in a simple manner by means of the operating member 10 and a software according to the flow chart of Figure 9 equipped electronic apparatus itself considered in a small-sized display a website larger, and may select from these specific functions.

Figure 10 now shows a second embodiment of a control member 110 of the present invention For ease of description and to avoid repetition in the following components, which are formed identical or the same effect to the components of the control member 10 of Figure 1 are designated by the same reference numerals but increased by the number 100th

The control member 110 shown in Figure 10 comprises a centrally disposed in substantial circular plate 162 and a to this plate concentrically disposed about said rotatable ring 164th

The plate 162 is, as ben in Figure 1 for the ring 16 described to four tilting axes (not shown in Figure 10) can be tilted. It is further provided with arrow symbols 118-124, as well as a point icon 128th The arrows 118 to 124 symbolize the possible tilt directions, wherein also Zwischenverkippungsstellungen are possible between the arrows. The point symbol 128 symbolizes the possibility to depress the plate 162 in the direction orthogonal to the drawing plane.

The ring 164 is mounted to the plate 162 about an orthogonal to the plane of Figure 10 axis to rotate on the non-illustrated electronic device. A rotation of the ring 164 (counterclockwise in Figure 10 with a

in "+" as a positive direction of rotation) leading from the overview display with the magnification factor equal to 0 (Z = 0) over an enlarged view in FIG 2b with a magnification factor of Z = 1 (four-fold enlargement of) to a further enlarged view with the magnification factor Z = 2 (16x magnification according to Figure 5b). the user rotates the ring 164 in Figure 10 in the positive direction on, so it reaches the position A, which he switches from the enlargement mode to the selection mode in step S10 of FIG. 9

Rotating in the negative according to Figure 10 the direction of rotation (in Figure 10 by a "-" in) results from an enlarged view of a reduction of the ones shown, easily cut, so for example by a transition of the view according to FIG 5b to the representation according to Figure 4b ,

In the magnification mode, that is, before reaching position A in the positive direction of rotation of the ring 164, the screen segment, as explained above with reference to Figures 2a to 8c and Figure 9 can, by pressing the plate 162 analogous to the ring 16 of the first embodiment be relocated. After switching to the selection mode, that is, after reaching the position A of a tilting of the plate 162 to one of its (not shown) tilting axes effected at a rotation in the positive direction of rotation displacement of the shade 52 as shown in Figures 7b and 8b, and thus a selection of a function , Activation of a selected function (such as in Figure 8b) is effected by pressing down the plate 162 in the direction orthogonal to the drawing plane of FIG 10th

The second embodiment of the control member according to the invention according to Figure 10 allows a decoupling control component and component selection, with the proviso that the activation of a function is carried out by depressing the selection component. The ring 164 may be, for example, rubberized or formed with a surface provided with nubs in order to achieve a slight rotational operation. Further, be inventively provided that the one individual zoom ratios Z = 0, Z = 1, Z = 2 and the associated activation of the select mode positions of the ring 164 are precisely controlled by latching means, so that the ring of a 164 after reaching can continue turning against low resistance latching position. The ring 164 is mounted endlessly rotatable. The software of the electronic device detects the rotation in dependence on the current program state. This means that an enlargement, reduction or switching in the selection mode during activation of rotation of the ring 164 then takes place only if this is in program flow according to Figure 9 also is provided and possible.

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1. A method for selecting and activating a function (56, 58) consists of a in a display field (F) of an electronic device operation menu shown, in particular for
Selecting and activating a function (56, 58) of one (F) website shown in the display panel, comprising the steps of:
A) illustrating the operation menus in an overview display (Sl, S2) in the display field (F),
B) selecting (S3) a zoom-in mode,
C) increasing (S4) of a predetermined portion of the cutout (32, 40) of the operation menu with at least one predetermined magnification factor (Z), and displaying (S5) of the enlargen th partial cutout (40) in the display field (F),
D) if necessary displacing (S7) of the (in the display panel F) illustrated enlarged partial section (40) of the
Operation menu for showing a target sub-section (40, 44) and displaying (S8) of the target sub-section (40, 44),
E) switch (S8) in a selection mode and
F) selecting (Sll) of a function (56, 58) of the (in the display panel F) described target partial section (44) and activating (S12) the function (58).
2. The method according to claim 1, characterized in that step B) (S3) automatically to step A) (S2) is performed.
3. The method of claim 1 or 2, characterized in that in step (C) S4, S5), the partial section (40) at least two times, preferably four times larger.
4. The method according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that steps C) (S4, S5) and / or D) (S7, S8) excluded repeated individually or in the named order are leads.
5. The method according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that in step (F) Sll, S12) on the display panel (F) selecting means (52) are represented, and that the selection means (52) for selecting the function (56, 58 ) (in the target partial section 44) of the operation menus are displaceable.
6. The method according to claim 5, characterized in that the displacement (S7) of the enlarged partial section (44) in step D) and the displacement (Sll) (the selection means (52) in step F) by operating one and the same Bedienungsor- goose 10 , 12, 16, are executed 110, 162) of the electronic device.
7. The method according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that in connection to one of the steps B), C), D) or / and F) a reduction in the enlarged partial section (44) by a predetermined reduction ratio (Z) is at least practicable.
8. The method according to claim 6, characterized in that the reduction factor (Z) in terms of amount in step
C) (S4) above selected magnification factor corresponds.
9. The method of claim 6 or 7, characterized in that the maximum reduction ratio (Z) is in each case selected in such a way Ge, that the operation menu shown is reduced to the overview display (Fig. 2a, Fig. 2b, S2), from Step A).
10. The method according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the steps B) (S3), C) (S4, S5) and E) (SLO) and the activating (S12) in step F) by actuating one and the same control member ( 10, 14, 25; 110, 162) of the electronic device seen to be executed.
11. The method according to claim 10, characterized in that (Z = 2) in step (C) S4, S5) with a further operation of the operating member (10, after reaching a maximum magnification; 110) automatically Step E) (SLO) is executed.
12, control member (10; 110) of an electronic Vorrich- processing for performing the method according to one of the preceding claims, comprising
- at least one control component (12) for moving the in the display field (F) part section shown (40) in step D) and / or to select a function (56, 58) in step F) and
- at least a selection component (14) for switching to the zoom-in mode after step B) and / or to enlarge a predetermined partial section (40, 44) of the operation menu in step C) and / or for switching in the selection mode in step e) and / or for activating a function (58) of the operation menu in step F).
13, control member according to claim 12, characterized in that it stenelement a lying around at least two, preferably four, pairs of substantially orthogonal to each other, in a common plane tilting axes (A, B, C, D) tiltable Ta (16; 162) comprises as a control component (12) and that the displacement of the in the display field (F) part section shown (40) in step D) and optionally selecting the function (56, 58) in step F) in accordance with the tilting of the key element (16; 162) takes place.
14, control member according to claim 13, characterized in that the key element (16) for increasing a predetermined partial section (40) of the operation menu in step C) and / or for switching in the selection odus in step e) and / or to activate a function ( 56, 58) of the operation menu in step F) is substantially orthogonal to the tilting axes (in the direction of A, B, C, D) is displaceable.
15, control member according to any one of claims 12 to 14, characterized in that the selection component (164) is rotatably mounted on the electronic device and for selecting a magnification approximately factor (Z) in a predetermined rotational direction (+), preferably in at least one predetermined rotational angular position is rotated.
16, control member according to claim 15, characterized in that the selection component (164) in the predetermined rotational direction (+) is rotatable at least a magnification factor (Z) associated with the rotational angle position in at least one, and in that the maximum magnification factor (Z = 2) associated with the rotational angle position in the predetermined rotational Rich ¬ tung (+), a further rotational angle position (a) follows, which is associated with the switching to the selection mode of step e).
17, control member according to claim 15 or 16 of any one of claims 15 or 16, characterized in that the selection component (164) for selecting a reduction ratio (Z) in one of the predetermined rotational direction opposite the rotational direction (-), preferably in at least one predetermined rotational angle position, rotatable is.
18, control member according to any one of claims 15 - 17, characterized in that the selection component (164) latched to a rotational angle position in at least the.
19. Electronic device, in particular mobile electronic device, such as mobile radio terminal, comprising a display panel (F) and a control member (10; 110) according to any one of claims 12-18.
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