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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    Single touch is STRICTLY worse than a mouse. Multitouch has some value, like rotating, pinch zoom, and 3 finger swipe. Is it enough to revolutionize the industry? Not from what I see coming from apple, google, and MS.
    Hi there

    Nothing has also addressed the problem of what do you do with HUGE Monitors -- these are usually situated (or should be) too far away from the user to conveniently use touch in any case -- and what about Multi-monitors -- sometimes for Photo editing I have 3 or 4 screens available.

    The Metro full screen apps look really HIDEOUS on large screens -- a 17 inch laptop or external monitor screen is about the best resolution going for metro -- any larger screens and the apps begin to look pixelated and in general really horrible.

    A computer IS NOT a tablet or a mobile phone -- how many times do we have to say this before people begin to understand.


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    So a tablet or smartphone isn't considered a computer?....

    I do find that touch will be the future of input alongside a keyboard, the keyboard won't ever be going away. But, for now, yeah, touch will be difficult in some instances where a mouse works better. Why? That interface was designed exclusively for the mouse to work on, except flyout menus, major PITAH. It's the reason why sometimes touch doesn't work all that well on certain touchscreen while on the Desktop, as the Desktop was designed for years with mouse usage, not touch. That's probably why the xp touch tablets failed, a stylus had to be used to navigate. That doesn't go to say that a touchier interface can't work with a mouse, that's just posh.

    One needs an interface for touch to work great with.
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  3. #23

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    So a tablet or smartphone isn't considered a computer?....
    Technically, probably yes. But I see them as very different things.
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