Windows 8 touchscreen with programs?

Started Nov 18, 2012 | Questions thread
Geoff Coupe
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Re: Windows 8 touchscreen with programs?
In reply to CAcreeks, Nov 19, 2012

Well, in theory, you can drive traditional Desktop applications using your finger on a touchscreen, instead of a mouse, but as has been pointed out, it can be a frustrating experience.

The issue is that traditional desktop control points (buttons, checkboxes, etc.) can be rather fiddly to work with using the blunt instrument of the finger. That's why using a stylus is often preferred by some people (e.g. me) when using traditional desktop apps on a tablet.

The lexicon of touchscreen gestures can be found here:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/touch-swipe-tap-beyond

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