Extra Features

In case that changes on the way(or mode) of offering information or functions limited to specific contents(delete, move) are required, excluding major information and functions fundamentally provided by each application, the changes and functions are defined as Extra Features.

Extra Features are made up variously depending on situation. There are several ways to provide extra features, but calling a popup window by entering color button or simple menu button is a general way.

Policy on popup windows

A popup window is provided if an additional OSD is necessary for operating extra functions while in application, and in case that selection, acknowledgement, alert are needed. Popup windows are categorized by five forms according to purposes as stated below.

  • Action Window
  • Message Box
  • Tools Window
  • Notification Pop-up
  • Loading Pop-up

A popup window includes basic text information. Commensurate with five forms mentioned above, a title area, a Navigation Help area, an available GUI button, icons to sort state etc. can be added in a popup window.

If a popup window is created, the background area excluding the popup window becomes inactivated status, and operations by remote control input does not affect the other areas.


An action window and a message box generated in the center of the TV screen as Picture 7-1. In case of mini popup, identical field is recommended, but you can arrange it wherever you want if needed.
It is not allowed to overlap more than two popup windows at once. [Mandatory]

Popup Window

Picture 7-1 . Popup Window

Action Window

Action window is a popup window accompanied for function operation. It consists of components that have focus such as double function lists, GUI buttons such as ‘Yes/No’, ’Confirm’, and Text Message input area.

It should have Title area and Navigation Help area, and displaying either of them is not allowed. [Mandatory]

You can use an Action Window in the cases as stated below.

  • In case that tasks operated by using popup windows need titles(definition) or Navigation Help

    Following is the examples in need of Navigation Help.

    • In the event that basic buttons on remote control operates in uncommon ways such as Direction, ENTER buttons
    • When color buttons are used
    • When input of numbers or text is necessary
    • When a step of processing task in order includes a message
  • When working extra functions

Action window is represented with the same formation as Picture 7-2, Picture 7-3.

  • Window Composition - Style 1
    • Upper Portion : Title Area
    • Lower Portion : GUI buttons, text box
    • Central Portion : Message or Function List Area
    • Portion between navigation help and message: GUI buttons, text box
    Action Window – Style 1

    Picture 7-2 . Action Window – Style 1

  • Window Composition - Style 2
    • Upper Portion : Title Area
    • Right Portion : GUI buttons, text box
    • Left Portion : Message Area
    • Portion between navigation help and message: GUI buttons, text box
    Action Window – Style 2

    Picture 7-3. Action Window – Style 2

Message Box

This is a popup window to provide feedback about changes of users button input or system status. Title and Navigation Help are not indicated, it is composed of information area and GUI buttons such as ‘Yes/No’ or ‘Confirm’.

Use a message box in the following cases.

  • A simple message that does not need a title or Navigation Help
  • Simple informing and alert messages irrelevant to tasks

Message Boxes are presented in the same formation as Picture 7-4

  • Window Composition
    • Central Portion : Display Descriptions
    • Lower Portion : Display GUI Buttons
Message Box

Picture 7-4. Message Box

Tools Window

A Tools Window is the type of window that appears on the right side of the screen when calling up the Tools menu within an application.

  • Window Composition
    • Upper Portion : Title Area
    • Lower Portion : Navigation Help
    • Central Portion : Function List
Tools Window

Picture 7-5. Tools Window

Notification Pop-up

A Notification Pop-up is the type of pop-up used when the application needs to notify the user about something. This pop-up is located at the bottom left of the screen.

  • Window Composition
    • The pop-up consists of Title, Message Text and GUI buttons.
A Notification Pop-up

Picture 7-6 . Notification Pop-up

Spinning Indicator

A Spinning Indicator made up of an animated icon and text is displayed either when a specific process is taking place or data is being loaded. This is generally displayed as a popup at the top right of the screen, but when categories within an application are loading, the Indicator is displayed within the Category area, as in Picture 7-8. Once the process is complete, the Indicator disappears.
If display of spinning animation is not available due to other restrictions, a text message is offered such as ‘Data is being received.’

Spinning Indicator – General Situation

Picture 7-7. Spinning Indicator – General Situation

Spinning Indicator – Inside Categor

Picture 7-8. Spinning Indicator – Inside Category

Screen Display Time

The table below shows maximum screen duration time per onscreen display type when no input is entered.

Type Description (Example) Duration
Keypad General text input 60sec
Contents search in applications Apply policy per application
Action Window Additional feature list accessed via button like Tools button 60sec
Message Popup Window
(Including GUI button)
  • Providing important info
  • Selecting direction to execute function or providing final confirmation before executing
  • Providing 2 or more buttons including Yes/No, OK/Cancel to select
  • Providing concrete info
  • Providing OK button

Ex) Giving feedback for invalid user account and password

Message Popup Window
(Not including GUI button)
  • Displaying simple status info

Ex) Feedback when a user enters a button that’s not supported : “This function is not supported in the current mode.”

Spinning Indicator Displayed when loading, or when a particular process is in progress. Displayed until process is complete