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Microsoft: Grasping touch in enterprise productivity

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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Touch is already being used in many activities like cash registers and checkouts, there's nothing new here, but it's function specific. To circle some figures with your finger to generate a pie chart, requires activation of a graph function, otherwise you could just as easily be moving rows, columns, figures around or the like. The concept described is applicable to a pen, mouse, eye movements, anything, not just touch.
    The worst thing, with the scenario you highlight, is that software makers will introduce predictive features, so that the PC will try to guess what you want to do.
    Currently, those features always seem to do the wrong thing.




    The context activated Ribbon is a classic example.
    When I want to use it, it can't be found.
    When it can hinder my activities, it pops up.

    In both cases, I need to perform extra actions to summon, or dismiss it.
    On a widescreen monitor, they should always be visible (or you should be able to add them to a "Startup" list).
    Hi there

    Context ribbon -- just use CTRL+F1 keys -- what's the prob?

    we've had "Predictive" software for YEARS so it's not new

    some Examples

    1) Predictive texting
    2) LRU (least recently used) type algorithms in paging mechanisms in OS design
    3) Police (and Immigration) Profiling databases
    4) Caching algorithms for Disk type devices
    5) Search algorithms on search engines. Search results based on "users likely requirements"
    6) All sorts of marketing campaigns
    7) Politcal parties preparing election campaigns

    and 1000's more I'm sure I don't know about.

    I can't see too much wrong with this type of approach -- for instance why when I start up Windows say - should it have to load THE WHOLE OS --why not just start with the bits and pieces based on what I've used frequently and dynamically load functions and facilities that I might use later.

    For some reason we seem to have an incredible amount of "Doom forecasters and Naysayers" around at the moment. - 2012 passed off and we're all still here-- the economy seems (grudgingly) to be getting out of its hole and the whole jobs market seems to be picking up - also with a lot of organisations repatriating previously off-shored work.

    I'm still busy - but in the last 2 weeks I've had more positive calls than in the entire last two years so something must be happening.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Context ribbon -- just use CTRL+F1 keys -- what's the prob?
    What is that supposed to do?
    All it does on (my) Office 2007 is show/hide the Ribbon (there are at least 2 other ways to do that).

    Since I have a widescreen monitor, every Ribbon may as well be displayed by default (e.g. Header, Table, etc.).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    we've had "Predictive" software for YEARS so it's not new
    Who said it was new?
    I said that it doesn't work properly on computers.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    1) Predictive texting
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    3) Police (and Immigration) Profiling databases
    I suspect (maybe hope is a better word) that those results are vetted by humans.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    5) Search algorithms on search engines. Search results based on "users likely requirements"
    Internet search engines are total garbage these days.
    It used to be that when I did a search, the desired result was in the top half of the first page of results.

    Now when I search for things, it's completely random whether or not the results are related to the search terms I've entered.
    Often the terms I enter, aren't even on the pages that the results link to (verified using text search on the web page).

    It seems to me that the search results are based on, "some advertiser's likely requirements".

    Website (e.g. forum) search engines are even worse.
    If I want to find a post I've previously made on a site, I'm usually better off going directly to Google or Yahoo, even though they are supposedly searching the entire Internet!
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