Why Win8 will succeed. Or fail.

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
dradam Senior Member • Posts: 2,818
Re: "Pie in the Sky Drive" out here...

Sean Nelson wrote:

Abrak wrote:

Sean Nelson wrote:

I find text editing with a touchscreen very frustrating because of the need to do a two- or three-step each time you want to select text - a mouse is far, far easier to use for purposes like this.

BTW text selection with the 'touchpad' is a breeze compared to using a touchscreen (like the text selection + delete needed to make this post).

The problem I've had with a touch screen is that you don't have the same accuracy as you do with a mouse.   So you have to touch as close as you can to the text, then fiddle with the selection handles to get the exact text you want - that's what I mean by needing to do a "two- or three-step".

I've personally found touchpads (like the ones on my various laptops) to be sufficiently accurate for 99% of my daily applications such as selecting text with little to no problem or added effort.  Touch screens, on the other hand, I have had a similar experience to you, though at least part of the problem there was the only touchscreens I've used are my tiny phone and iPod.

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