I have a question for anyone that uses Windows 8.1 (or 8.0) on a touch enabled device and uses Internet Explorer either from the desktop or from the Modern (Metro) UI.
I have a Windows RT 8.1 tablet. When I am in Internet Explorer either in the desktop mode or from the Modern UI, touch just doesn't work all that great. The websites look excellent but if I am doing something as simple as trying to log off of one Gmail account and then to log into another..I have issues..
If I tap on the avatar icon in the upper right hand corner...it should present me with a box to "Sign Out". No matter how I tap..single, double, long, short..it just acts like I pressed the button (it turns gray for a moment) but then ignores the tap. If I use a Bluetooth mouse , THEN it works fine. Left click the avatar and choose "Sign Out".
This is actually kinda maddening. I have a touch device. Its touch so I don't need to drag out or find a mouse. I should be able to do this simple task. And other websites have similar problems/issues when using the tap to select things. Why wouldn't Microsoft test this sort of thing?
Oh, let me specify. If I have my tablet in it's dock (keyboard/touchpad) or have the BT mouse enabled, then I can tap just fine on the Gmail avatar to switch between accounts. BUT....If I do not have the tablet in the dock or have the mouse enabled (no mouse or touchpad at all)...THEN that is when I have the issue I explained above. Sounds like Windows RT doesn't like it when you're not using a mouse or touchpad. And didn't Microsoft say it was geared for tablets and touch????
The whole point of having a touch enabled tablet is to NOT to have to carry around a mouse. Or am I missing something?
Can anyone with a touch enabled Windows 8 (full) device verify if IE behaves the same way for them?