Well, 20 years of minimal use.
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:01am

The forum is one of the few sites that still work with these old browsers. Almost everything is HTTPS (which is a good thing) and nothing on Win 3.x seems to be able to handle it that I can find. So yeah, it's probably only received about a few months worth of use over those 20 years. :)

Doesn't a mouse centric UI transfer somewhat nicely to a tablet with the touch screen?

The Surface keyboard I was thinking about was the "floppy" one that doubles as a screen guard. Is that the "Pen" keyboard?

On Android, I use Swipe to type everything in. I was really good with the older physical sliding out keyboards on phones from about 10 years ago using two hands. (I had three LG Rumors from back in the day for years. I didn't actually get a Smart phone until around 2015 or so.) I just can't get the hang of both hands typing on a phone OSK so I just use my one finger and swipe away. It's slower than the physical KB and has many more mistakes but it's better than when I try to double thumb on the screen. haha

    • Oh yeah, I forgot about the lighthouse. - Puckdropper, Thu Nov 25 2021 3:51am
      I thought it was just a better resolution ship's wheel. 20 years and it still works fine? Wow, sometimes I felt lucky when it made it a few months. The pen is actually quite nice. What seems to hold things back is the very Mouse-centric UI Most Windows Apps have. Imagine a world without just a mo... more
      • Well, 20 years of minimal use.- Erik_, Fri Dec 03 2021 2:01am
        • There's not much that doesn't have an SSL certificate - Puckdropper, Sun Dec 05 2021 4:20am
          There's even a secure way to access my website. It's a good thing, especially with as much snooping as goes on. A mouse-centric UI transfers horribly to a touch screen. There's no "point" it's just "click". If your UI (I'm looking at you, PrusaSlicer) uses keyboard+mouse combinations, it's imp... more
          • Huh... didn't realize that! - Erik_, Tue Dec 07 2021 2:53am
            Also didn't think about mouse actions besides "point & click". Yeah, tracking mouse movement alone, without any other interaction would be pretty difficult on a touch screen... I definitely use mouse & keyboard where possible. My mom has this pen for her android tablet that she uses. I'm guessing... more
            • Some interfaces can adapt pretty easily... - Puckdropper, Wed Dec 08 2021 5:37am
              Like on Sketchup where they're tracking the mouse it doesn't have to do that to be effective. It just needs to give you a direction and let you go the opposite way (by entering a negative number) if you need to. Those Android pens can be nice, but they're just like a big finger. The Surface Pen... more
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