Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 18:37 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces I's time for another "OSNews Asks", a blatant rip-off of just about every other website in existence. Anyway, today we want to focus on multitouch. The technology behind it has existed for a long time, but only recently have companies like Apple (iPhone, trackpads) and Microsoft (Surface, Windows 7) begun promoting it. We have a question for you, about multitouch in desktops and laptops.
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Comment by pcunite
by pcunite on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 19:28 UTC
pcunite
Member since:
2008-08-26

I personally don't like it.

1.
Imagine accidently brushing the screen and suddenly delete hundreds of files.

2.
Resize an image, stair at a finger smudge.

3.
Navigating a 21" display or larger and watch yourself with both arms extended (hurting your back) while you punch and poke your screen. Talk about being worn out at the end of the day. Carpel rotor cup anyone?

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RE: Comment by pcunite
by arpan on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 21:17 in reply to "Comment by pcunite"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

I personally don't like it.

1.
Imagine accidently brushing the screen and suddenly delete hundreds of files.


The software ought to be smart enough to recognize accidental touches. The iPhone handles that quite well.


2.
Resize an image, stair at a finger smudge.

3.
Navigating a 21" display or larger and watch yourself with both arms extended (hurting your back) while you punch and poke your screen. Talk about being worn out at the end of the day. Carpel rotor cup anyone?


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I agree with you on the other two points.

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