Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 1st Sep 2012 21:15 UTC
Windows The Verge published a video demonstrating how desktop mode and Office 2013 - a desktop application - work on Windows RT, the ARM version of Windows 8. The video showed a desktop mode that clearly didn't work well for touch, and even Office 2013, which has a rudimentary touch mode built-in, didn't work properly either. It looked and felt clunky, often didn't respond properly, and even showed touch lag.
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nej_simon
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2011-02-11

See this video by ZDnet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOyOqzLKRKg

It's a bit odd that the touch mode is not enabled by default on a Windows RT tablet and it's obvious that it's still not optimal for touch. But it seems to be somewhat better than the interface The Verge tried out.

Edit:
Lol, it seems the ZDnet guy actually failed to enable touch mode too. This is how you do it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e5fTetHbp8

Edited 2012-09-02 09:16 UTC

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Touch mode IS on in The Verge video.

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nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

Really? When touch mode is on there is a small blue dot in the title bar. There is no such dot in the video by The Verge.

http://cdn4.computerworlduk.com/cmsdata/slideshow/3370958/07_Office...

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