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New touchpad - Makes a huge difference in Win 8 usability

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    New touchpad - Makes a huge difference in Win 8 usability


    I just purchased the Logitech T650 touchpad. Makes navigating Windows 8 much easier. I am finding the experience now very similar to Apple's Mountain Lion UI.

    Once the touch movements are mastered it is very easy and quick to navigate between the Metro Start Screen, Desktop, and Applications. Highly suggest it for anyone struggling with the mouse.

    I now consider the UI usable. I would still like to see some form or hierarchical containment in the Metro screen. It gets too cluttered.

    Nick

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    $79 is a bit steep, though it does sound interesting.
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    It's amazing the difference that a quality mouse and keyboard can make. I love mechanical keyboards, but they are often $129 to $199....and many don't like to pay that much...but with all of the type that I type at my keyboard, it makes it worth it to me.
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    I use the Touchpad T650 also. Haven't used a click mouse in a month now (November 2012). Needed to combine it with the Logitech K400 (keyboard) because it has a drag switch to highlight and scroll (with the scroll bar). I am sure gesturing touch mice are great also.... I wanted to eliminate clicking. It's nice to be able to pull screens from the edges. Two finger scrolling of web pages and Three finger backward and forward gestures are very cool. Silence is golden. No dirty mouse bottoms.
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    The more positive reviews I hear on that the closer and closer I get to wanting one. I've got some other stuff I need more at the moment but one of those is definitely on my want list. I have an M570 wireless trackball I'll still use for gaming but that touchpad should be great for everything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    I use the Touchpad T650 also. Haven't used a click mouse in a month now (November 2012). Needed to combine it with the Logitech K400 (keyboard) because it has a drag switch to highlight and scroll (with the scroll bar). I am sure gesturing touch mice are great also.... I wanted to eliminate clicking. It's nice to be able to pull screens from the edges. Two finger scrolling of web pages and Three finger backward and forward gestures are very cool. Silence is golden. No dirty mouse bottoms.
    You can double tap and drag with the latest T650 drivers. This works for drag and drop as well as highlighting. No need to using anything but the touchpad.

    Nick
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I've been using the Microsoft Touch Mouse for almost a year now with Windows 7 and 8, which has been recently updated to take advantage of the touch gestures of 8. I will say, it definitely seals the deal!
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    I'm curious how it works. I can see using a touch screen because you can see what you are point to with your finger/fingers.
    How does this work with the touch pad? How do yo know where you finger is on the screen?
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    Germany/Florida
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    I'm curious how it works. I can see using a touch screen because you can see what you are point to with your finger/fingers.
    How does this work with the touch pad? How do yo know where you finger is on the screen?
    Just look for the fingerprints, LOL.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You generally just use the edges of said touchpad, like to bring up the Charms on a touch screen it would a swipe of the right hand side of the screen. The same with a touchpad, swipe from the right edge of it inward, Charms!

    You still have a mouse pointer.
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