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  1. #41


    Permit me to re-clarify, Crawfish. There are advantages to touchscreens, and yet you don't lose the ability to use a mouse and keyboard. Therefor, a touchscreen is better than a regular screen. Mass production lowers costs, so companies will stop manufacturing nontouch monitors and only manufacture touchscreens.

    You are correct in stating that there are times when a mouse is better, and you will still be able to use one.

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    I can see advantages of a smaller touchscreen that is lying flat on my desk. But e.g. a 24" screen that stands up and is 2ft away from me would probably be tiresome for my arms.
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  3. #43


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    Permit me to re-clarify, Crawfish. There are advantages to touchscreens, and yet you don't lose the ability to use a mouse and keyboard. Therefor, a touchscreen is better than a regular screen. Mass production lowers costs, so companies will stop manufacturing nontouch monitors and only manufacture touchscreens.

    You are correct in stating that there are times when a mouse is better, and you will still be able to use one.
    You've once again just restated what you've already said twice. It was clear the first time you think there are "advantages" (Otherwise, why do it?), yet you won't give even one. OTOH, I've given an example of when they're genuinely useful, which doesn't apply to ordinary desktop use, and I've given a couple of reasons why they don't help with ordinary desktop use, and also mentioned they would be awkward and messy to use. It seems to me something like Kinect has far more potential for desktop usage than a touch screen.
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  4. #44


    Well you two, I think touch screens on my desk alongside my keyboard and mouse would be fun.
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    We had them at the paper mill. Most of us preferred touching the screen to using the mouse.
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  6. #46


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    It all depends on how the computer is used. At a company where things are always routine a fast touchscreen approach for simply entering an order complete or quantity information would be a repeat item.

    For the average typical desktop user however it could become quite awkward at times especially with any need to keep returning to the Start screen for each thing when moving about and trying to keep multiple windows open.

    Vista saw the sidebar and new gadgets, 7 saw the new taskbar with pin option and gadgets on the desktop, and now 8 will be seeing a touch all gui. But like I have mentioned previous with 7 being a desktop OS success overall MS now has time to "experiment" a little with some other ideas.
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  7. #47


    You say need to keep returning to the Start screen Night Hawk but in my home environment I very rarely see it, I'm on my desktop for the whole session. Is this some business thing that you think requires you to use Metro on a desktop?
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  8. #48


    I just read a tech article on touch screens. MS says that the Win 7 touch screens will work pretty well with Win 8, but you really need a Win 8 touch screen. The areas on the edge of the screen are the hardest to get working right, and Win 7 screens actually have a vacant area near the edges.
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  9. #49


    That's daft. Why would MS design Metro so it doesn't work well on current hardware but requires special ones!?!?
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  10. #50


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    Quote Originally Posted by thatmanbrian View Post
    That's daft. Why would MS design Metro so it doesn't work well on current hardware but requires special ones!?!?
    So the OEMs will buy it from MS.

    If the OEMs won't buy it, how will MS sell it to anyone?
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