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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See this video by ZDnet:

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.

Lol, it seems the ZDnet guy actually failed to enable touch mode too. This is how you do it:

Edited 2012-09-02 09:16 UTC

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:

Touch mode IS on in The Verge video.

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nej_simon Member since:

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.

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