Computer system having user interface using rotary switch and method thereof

Application Number: 00107570
Application Date: 2000.05.16
Publication Number: 1274892
Publication Date: 2000.11.29
Priority Information: 1999/5/20 KR 18306/99
International: G06F15/00
Applicant(s) Name: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Inventor(s) Name: Kim Gan-Uk
Patent Agency Code: 11219
Patent Agent: xie lina
Abstract A computer system having a user interface using a rotary switch, a button switch together with a shell program is disclosed. The rotary switch carries out two functions. One of the two functions is a picture scroll function, while the other function is to select application programs while are registered in the shell program. The button switch which is related to the rotary switch selects one of the functions of the rotary switch, so that the rotary switch would carry out the selected functions. Further, the button switch executes and terminates the selected application program. Thus, there is provided a user interface which includes a rotary switch, a button switch, a device driver and a shell program, thereby making the user interface more convenient in carrying out the picture scroll and in executing and terminating the selected application programs.