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Cryptoman
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Re: Touchscreen vs mice
Cryptoman   1/12/2013 3:03:25 PM
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@Clairvoyant

I think having the touchscreen feature on a desktop is a "nice to have" because it does provide fast action by the user when needed. However, advertising touchscreen feature as a full replacement for mice and keyboard on a desktop is simply ridiculous in my opinion.

 

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Re: Touchscreen vs mice
Clairvoyant   1/12/2013 2:28:14 PM
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I agree, Cryptoman. This is what I commented on in a previous post. There are starting to be more touch-screen desktop computers made available, but I don't see the sence in a touch-screen for a desktop. Perhaps it is more for marketing, saying that one computer has more features than a competitor.

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Touchscreen vs mice
Cryptoman   1/10/2013 11:01:35 PM
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İ am trying to think whether a good touchscreen wold ever replace my trusted trackball mouse İ use everyday for work. Given the difference in the ergonomics of the two technologies, İ feel that a mouse is way better if you work for long hours. İmagine how difficult it would be to tap onto a desktop touchscreen for an hour with your elbow raised from the table. You can easily test this for yourself. İf you use a touchscreen device placed on your lap, that will probably feel comfortable enough to work as İ am doing now on my tablet. However, İ must add that even with the tablet on my lap, İ feel the need to support my elbows with two cushions on the sofa as İ am typing. There is also the reliability issue with touchscreens. With some touchscreens what you click is not what you get as the software running in the background may sometimes misinterpret your commands. However, with a mouse if you know what you are doing, you get the job done with 100% accuracy. İ think İ will keep my trusted trackball a while longer on my desktop but will keep on following the developments in gesture interfaces.

Mr. Roques
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Re: Gesture-sensing interfaces to rival keyboards and mice
Mr. Roques   1/10/2013 4:49:37 PM
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Yeah, thats true. I guess it depends on the use. For an architect, it might be great because they could even place it as a table and draw on it, not needing the trackpad.

For a writer, not so much.

t.alex
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Re: Gesture-sensing interfaces to rival keyboards and mice
t.alex   12/20/2012 8:51:15 PM
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Very high chance innovative input methods will replace keyboard and mouse one day. I heard about the Swype method of input on Android phones, which is very popular nowadays.

Clairvoyant
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Re: Gesture-sensing interfaces to rival keyboards and mice
Clairvoyant   12/14/2012 3:59:11 PM
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Touch screens have already begun being integrated with laptop and desktop computers. However, in my opinion I'm not sure there is much use for them on desktop computers as it would be tiring holding up your arm to the monitor to use your computer rather than have it resting on a desk using a keyboard and mouse.

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Re: Gesture-sensing interfaces to rival keyboards and mice
Mr. Roques   12/14/2012 2:17:19 PM
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I believe touch screen will move into the desktop and laptop computers. Also, voice-recognition (SIRI-type apps) will start to ship with PCs. 

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Re: Gesture-sensing interfaces to rival keyboards and mice
Adeniji Kayode   11/19/2012 10:40:43 AM
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@wale,

I agree with you on that too, for now what will replace keyboard and mouse must really have a better way of performing the task before it can be generally accepted.

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Re: Gesture-sensing interfaces to rival keyboards and mice
Adeniji Kayode   11/19/2012 10:37:51 AM
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@Clairvoyant,

of course, it will take time before this is widely accepted but its always like that when new things comes to market.

But you know we will always adjust.

Clairvoyant
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Re: Gesture-sensing interfaces to rival keyboards and mice
Clairvoyant   11/17/2012 6:48:44 PM
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I agree, Wale. It will take time for people to change their usual way of using a computer. It is hard to say at this point if this new way of using computer devices will even catch on.

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