when you 'click' on something, do you use the click button on the pointing device, or do you tap it?
the "tap it" thing was an amusing afterthought
so I now use a mouse. I used to tap it though.
too used to using a mouse though
would probably get a mouse if I used my laptop more tbh though.
What an evening this is going to be.
clicked to reply, will tap to post. I'm crazy like that
Probably click a bit more than tap though.
I swing both ways (on this particular issue).
if you want to click on something, you have two options:
1. use the click button as you would with a mouse, or
2. tap the pad, to perform the same function.
the little pad on the laptop that you use to navigate the screem of a laptop, when you've not got a mouse plugged in
I though it was called a track pad/touch pad and pointing device was the umbrella term for either a computer mouse, joystick, button, track pad etc?
I might be wrong though.
enjoy a broken touchpad at reading
my left click button is dodgy, but there's been no detriment to tapping the trackpad.
any other laptop I've always used a mouse
What a bunch of weirdos. Trackpad, reclined on the sofa, tapping away.
Even with the Macbook I sit at my desk/dining table.
do you rest a little mousemat on the arm?
The left one has sort of sunk below the level of the right one - it still works to click, but it's not as satisfying anymore.
But why is this directed at "non-Mac" users? Do Mac laptops not have one of those things, a pointing device?
and I didn't want to incur the wrath / mirth of Mac users for not knowing how they navigate
so you don't tap, you have to click down. It's quite good. A lot better than the ones I've used on a laptop.
the tap to click in the settings - if tapping in your bag!
and their new computers (the iMacs) all come will track pads now.
i noticed something awful; they've reversed the scroll on the new computers, so instead of scrolling down to scroll down, you have to scroll upwards instead, like you do on the iphone and ipad. fucking idiots. it felt so wrong and disgusting.
Again, you can change it in the settings but she's got used to it and likes it that way apparently. I told her she was a fool.
What has the world come to? I turned on the tap and reversed the scrolling on my mac. Essentially just made a load of minor changes to make it as much like a PC as possible, except all shiny and lighty-uppy.
Kept accidentally opening things. Especially on the bus.
But I tap to click on the trackpad, it's quicker. Dragging things can be odd (double-tap and hold, then move), but using a trackpad always felt odd to me tbh.
I had two USB mice break because the dongles were knckered. I left them in the USB ports while I carried the laptop around, and they eventually got busted. Should have stored them inside the mouse, youthful folly etc.
BUT NOW I'm using an HP WiFi mouse, and it's the bomb: it connects to the PC via its wireless adapter, so no USB dongle at all, or Bluetooth! Works great, scroll wheel with tilt, and programmable side buttons for back/forward in the browser or whatever. It's great!
And it's symmetrical: being a leftie, it's really bloody hard to find a decent mouse that isn't trying to be all 'ergonomic', i.e. right-handed only. The new MS mice with the Win8 button/swipe pad look great, but I can't really use them.
Lefties make up 10% or so of the population, and apparently only half of those use the mouse right-handed. WE ARE THE 5%.
Smash the dexterodoxy!
(i'm a righty)