Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

No Finger Flix, No auto keyboard in desktop mode, missing gestures

  1. #1

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 CP

    No Finger Flicks, No auto keyboard in desktop mode, missing gestures

    Am I the only one with the following issues in Windows 8 Consumer Preview:

    1) Finger flix do not work ony pen flicks. This is a shame because the flicks were very useful in windows 7 and I used the flicks way more than press and hold or hold and tap to access right click menu.

    2) Hold and tap does not work to access right click menu. WHY?

    3) 5 Finger tap does not pull up the on screen keyboard. WHY?

    4) Tapping a text box in desktop mode does not bring up the keyboard or give you the keyboard pop up button. These options are no longer available in the keyboard settings. WHY?

    The fact that microsoft removed touch functionality in a touch focused OS seems nuts, any ideas why?
    Last edited by arctelix; 04 May 2012 at 01:51.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

No Finger Flix, No auto keyboard in desktop mode, missing gestures

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Windows 8 Pop up keyboard in Desktop mode
I am a new bee using win8 on a Samsung Tablet PC.. I use Kingsoft office and Jarte writer in desktop mode. In Desktop mode every time I .write I have to need to press keyboard symbol. Now my q. is: Is there a keyboard which pops out like it comes on in Metro mode? Also is there a soft keyboard...
General Support
Touch Keyboard is missing some functionality?
Hi all, It would seem that my Surface 3 touch keyboard is all messed up, for some reason I can't change the type/layout of the keyboard. You know that button down in the bottom right? It doesn't do anything. When I tap it to change to the handwriting or full keyboards it doesn't do anything. The...
Drivers & Hardware
Multitouch gestures / two finger scroll not working
Hi everyone, I'm new here and this is my first ever post (:party:!) and I have a problem that I'm quite stuck with. Yesterday I installed the 90 trial of Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation edition on my Sony Vaio laptop (model: VPCEH2N1E). Since doing so the multitouch gestures on my touchpad, that...
Drivers & Hardware
Missing ^ symbol on On-screen keyboard
The On-screen keyboard in Windows 8 seems to be missing the ^ symbol, otherwise known as the caret. On most keyboards its found with shift+6. But in Windows 8, that is the one symbol on the number key row that is left out. Its a necessary key especially when you need to represent an exponent in...
General Support
IE in Metro Mode versus Desktop Mode
OK, I was fooling around with IE 10 and at some point it got into a state where it only starts in desktop mode. I followed some directions for how to select the mode, but my mode choice is greyed out for some reason. Any idea why?
Browsers & Mail
Missing Onscreen Keyboard @ LogOn...
Hello, When I used to boot up Win 8 & go to the logon screen, the onscreen keyboard would be visible so that I can type in the password or pin. Now, the keyboard doesn't appear. I can go down & click on 'accessibility' & open up a windows 7 'like' keyboard to type in the information. Does...
Drivers & Hardware
IS MS experimenting with some sort of keyboard auto-correct thingy?
just setup another notebook with 8 - this is an older HP dv6244us - core 2, pretty plain system. no matter what I'm typing in... notepad, wordpad, browsers... here in this right now... I get this odd hesitation and then catchup, sometimes garbling my keystrokes the feel is similar to that awful...
General Support

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook