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Microsoft patents Page Up / Page Down functionality, April 1st seen lingering in the distance

Darren Murph

Here's one straight from the far left corner of left field. Microsoft has not only filed for, but actually received a patent that essentially amounts to Page Up / Page Down functionality. More specifically, the patent covers a "method and system for navigating paginated content in page-based increments," and it goes on to cite an example of "pressing a Page Down or Page Up keyboard key / button [that] allows a user to begin at any starting vertical location within a page, and navigate to that same location on the next or previous page." Brilliant, or just plain spiteful?

[Via GigaOm]

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