With MultiTouch Technology, typing, pointing, and
gesturing can be done in the same area. No more reaching for the
mouse! Which type of operation you get depends on how many fingers
initially touch the surface. Key input is 1 finger at a time, mouse
input is 2-3 fingers, and gesture input is 2-5 fingers. Lightning
gestures and mouse capabilities are always at your
fingertips allowing you to rapidly execute common shortcuts such as
copy, and paste.
Why are our multi-finger gestures so much
quicker than alternatives like pressing hotkey sequences,
clicking toolbar buttons, or writing symbolic gestures w/stylus on
All MultiTouch gesture shortcuts can be performed
anywhere on the surface, wherever your hand happens to be. This
avoids wasteful hand repositioning to awkwardly reach for multiple
keys in a hotkey sequence, or to move the mouse cursor onto a
Our hand gestures are
distinguished by finger combination and a simple motion direction
as the gesture starts, so the command assigned to the
gesture issues immediately.
In contrast, symbolic gestures with a tablet
& stylus cannot be recognized until the symbol is fully drawn.
Drawing complex symbols takes awhile, which delays command
issuance and slows you down.
What makes our multi-finger gestures healthier
than the alternatives?
Because our touch sensing technology is
zero-force, MultiTouch hand gestures are essentially
effortless. Just as easy as swiping your fingers through
the air! In contrast, holding multiple keys for a shortcut can get
For each command, you use a slightly different
motion and finger set. This way you're less likely to overuse any
one finger muscle, as can happen with repeated clicking of
mechanical mouse buttons.
You won't tire your hand gripping a mouse or
stylus. Just rest your hand on our touch surface whenever you
For commands that sometimes need repeating (e.g.
Undo, Next App), gesturing with a quick, crisp
motion issues the command just once. But if you start the gesture
slowly, the command issues repeatedly the farther you move, and
issues the complementary command like Redo or Prev App
if you reverse direction. Thus a single gesture motion
can do the same job as repetitive keypresses and holds.