Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Microsoft patents 'Page Up' and 'Page Down' - ZDNet.co.uk

Microsoft patents 'Page Up' and 'Page Down' - ZDNet.co.uk:
"Microsoft has been granted a patent on 'Page Up' and 'Page Down' keystrokes.

The software giant applied for the patent in 2005, and was granted it on 19 August. US patent number 7,415,666 describes 'a method and system in a document viewer for scrolling a substantially exact increment in a document, such as one page, regardless of whether the zoom is such that some, all or one page is currently being viewed'. ..."
This can be placed in the "you've gotta be kidding" file. ZDNET thoughtfully provided a link in their article to the actual patent (see above).

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