Electronic equipment

Application Number: 00108320
Application Date: 2000.03.29
Publication Number: 1272754
Publication Date: 2000.11.08
Priority Information: 1999/3/29 JP 85243/99
International: H04Q7/14
Applicant(s) Name: Sony Corp.
Inventor(s) Name: Haraguchi Shinya
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: wang zhongzhong
Abstract To enable a user to easily discriminate which part of information to be displayed a currently displayed part corresponds to by providing a final part notifying means which allows the user to discriminate the border between the final part and start part of the information to be displayed. For example, when four lines can be displayed on the display screen of an LCD 6, the four lines are possibly not enough for information to be displayed like an information message. For the purpose, the contents on the display screen are scrolled on a wrap-around basis by rotating a jog dial 11. Then a line (separator) of marker display indicating a border is displayed as a line between menu items to be displayed and between the final line and start line of message information. Consequently, it is made easy to know that one round of lines of menu items and lines of a message has been done and where current display contents are positioned on the menu item or message lines.