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So, how many people are actually using Windows 8 on a touch device?

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot

    I would wait until Microsoft releases new drivers for the Touch Mouse, as they're a bit more Desktop-centric. I have a Touch Mouse and use it with 8 and I think it's a good addon. It makes scrolling though apps and the Start Screen better I think, and much faster.
    I have just tried the Microsoft Touch Mouse on Windows 7 and will say that I'm quite impressed. I was using a I was using a Logitech mouse with a scroll wheel, one that kept spinning after you released it. I found that feature to be quite useful. Yet the Logitech mouse would still make my hands sore after a long days work. To my surprise, the Touch Mouse simulated the same wheel mouse scroll that continued well after you released it. A little tap of a finger will stop the scroll if you desire. I will say that I'm quite impressed with the Touch Mouse, at least on Windows 7.

    That said, I have yet to try the mouse on Windows 8. There are special beta drivers for Windows 8, that I mentioned earlier in this thread. Perhaps I will try them out on my Samsung Slate later this weekend. I really don't use the slate in a desktop or laptop mode. I usually use a capacitive stylus or the included pen, as I really do use the slate like a tablet.

    It is a real bummer that I can't use the Touch Mouse on Windows XP. Believe it or not, I am stuck with windows XP at work. I think a mouse like this would be very ergonomic in the long run.

    My hope is that the Microsoft touch mouse will help the keyboard / mouse users have a better touch experience on Windows 8, especially when they get the final drivers.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by skallal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot

    I would wait until Microsoft releases new drivers for the Touch Mouse, as they're a bit more Desktop-centric. I have a Touch Mouse and use it with 8 and I think it's a good addon. It makes scrolling though apps and the Start Screen better I think, and much faster.
    I have just tried the Microsoft Touch Mouse on Windows 7 and will say that I'm quite impressed. I was using a I was using a Logitech mouse with a scroll wheel, one that kept spinning after you released it. I found that feature to be quite useful. Yet the Logitech mouse would still make my hands sore after a long days work. To my surprise, the Touch Mouse simulated the same wheel mouse scroll that continued well after you released it. A little tap of a finger will stop the scroll if you desire. I will say that I'm quite impressed with the Touch Mouse, at least on Windows 7.

    That said, I have yet to try the mouse on Windows 8. There are special beta drivers for Windows 8, that I mentioned earlier in this thread. Perhaps I will try them out on my Samsung Slate later this weekend. I really don't use the slate in a desktop or laptop mode. I usually use a capacitive stylus or the included pen, as I really do use the slate like a tablet.

    It is a real bummer that I can't use the Touch Mouse on Windows XP. Believe it or not, I am stuck with windows XP at work. I think a mouse like this would be very ergonomic in the long run.

    My hope is that the Microsoft touch mouse will help the keyboard / mouse users have a better touch experience on Windows 8, especially when they get the final drivers.
    I absolutely love using the Touch mouse. It's perfect for me where I have a lot of window snapping and file placing to do.

    Having said that, I also use it with Windows 8 and have been using it since last September with the Developer Preview. The Device Center drivers for it in 8 are seemingly the same in 8 as in 7. I think the main difference is 4 way scroll with metro apps and the Start Screen, other than that, I don't see a huge difference. Although, from using it in the Consumer Preview versus the Release Preview, there is a difference as the hyperscroll would do weird things in the Start Screen. It's snappy now.

    At work, you could always try using a Windows 8 To Go drive!
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  3. #13


    I'm running windows 8 RP on a Viliv s10 blade. I resolved the issues with sliding things out from the edges by re-calibrating my touch screen. Works like a charm now, although I had to tap up to a centimeter from the cross-hairs on the Microsoft calibrator before all the edge taps and swipes worked properly.
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  4. #14


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    Windows Embedded Standard 8 CTP2 & Windows 8 RP


    Hi I'm trying to get Win8 Embedded running on a 19" ELO C2 Touchscreen device but can't seem to get the touchscreen to behave properly. For some reasons the drivers make the touchscreen emulate a mouse rather than an HID device so a lot of the gestures, in particular swiping to scroll on the start screen or in browser just doesn't work. I've seen that someone has got this working here: Windows 8 quick interface demo - YouTube but no idea how.
    Any suggestions?

    Cheers,

    J.

    *** Update ***
    Problem Solved.
    Works fine using Win8 Release Preview, must just have been something to do with the embedded version which isn't due for general release until Q1 2013.
    Last edited by JamesMW; 26 Jul 2012 at 09:36.
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  5. #15


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    @ HippsieGypsie

    OK this is the tablet section -- but I have to take issue that TOUCH is the only way to go. (OK on a tablet --probably yes) but imagine you are using a traditional desktop with a Huge 50 inch monitor -- no reason why you shouldn't have one of these especially if you do professional photo editing / video production etc..

    You are going to get pretty tired or need arms like Superman to touch stuff on that screen -- and with that size screen anyway you'd certainly have just for health reasons sit back to far away from it to reach it anyway.

    Also even on a tablet try entering complex data on a spread sheet - Ok it can be done with difficulty via a "Virtual keyboard" but "Cutting and pasting" accurately via touch alone is exceedingly cumbersome and difficult -- especially with my size hands on a small tablet. A Mouse is still by far the easiest tool for doing this.

    I'm not decrying the use of tablets etc -- but a lot of people will for the foreseeable future need traditional keyboard and mouse with a traditional desktop operating environment to be able to do their work.

    The problem with W8 is that it has to handle two sets of totally different and basically incompatable sets of users - those who basically just surf, do email, watch the odd movie etc (tablets / smartphones --OK) or the traditional desktop user who needs to run things like photoshop, ms office, database queries, design .NET type applications etc etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. #16


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    Using windows 8 on a touch device.


    I am new to the forums and I have just started browsing. I hope I am in the right place where I will get help I need. I have installed windows 8 preview build 8400 on my Fujitsu Lifebook TH700 and windows 8 is working quite fine however touch screen is not working at all and also the stylus and camera.Any idea how I can make these to work so that I enjoy using windows 8.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I used Windows 8 on a touch AIO PC yesterday for the first time ever, WOW. Loved it! It was literally the first time in my life I had a blast using a PC, just using it, nothing else.
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by magate1 View Post
    I am new to the forums and I have just started browsing. I hope I am in the right place where I will get help I need. I have installed windows 8 preview build 8400 on my Fujitsu Lifebook TH700 and windows 8 is working quite fine however touch screen is not working at all and also the stylus and camera.Any idea how I can make these to work so that I enjoy using windows 8.
    I think it might be due to that the driver isn't installed for the touchscreen. I was at a best buy yesterday where the "geek" squad installed the Release Preview on a touch AIO PC, but the touch input wasn't working. In three minutes, I diagnosed the issue on no driver installed, found and downloaded it, and installed it. Worked great!

    To do that, go to Device Manager. Type it in the Start Screen, right click on the Computer tile in the All Apps screen, then; you should see a little yellow triangle with an exclamation mark and it might say Touchscreen. That will mean there isn't a driver installed for it. Find the model number of you laptop and find the Windows 7 driver or maybe a Windows 8 beta driver. Download and install it, and have fun!
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  9. #19


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    Windows 8 RTM (Retinas taking damage...)


    I use win8 on my Acer W500. Metro isn't any better with touch than it is with mouse and keyboard. For me, it's actually worse than my desktop because HTML2/Javascript apps lag like heck.
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8 RTM 9200


    Hey bud I have the same setup, Windows 8 on my IQ500 series all in one. I installed the drivers and had to manually find the intel 965 drivers for the display but the touch is still not working. Is there anyway you can help me out to try to make the touch work. maybe, if you can send me the drivers for it. It'l be much appreciated. Thanks.
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