and Tricks for using the MultiTouch Surface
- No need
to press hard on the surface. A light touch works
squeeze your fingertips together or spread them far apart.
Keep them relaxed and slightly separated.
- You may
drop floating fingers on the surface after starting a point,
drag, or scroll operation. The mouse operation will continue
uninterrupted until all fingers lift off the
free to rest palms and fingers on the MultiTouch surface
while typing. You may also rest your whole hand on the
surface if the fingers touch the surface
- Pointing can be done with any two adjacent fingertips
excluding the thumb (e.g., middle and ring
clicking, make sure fingertips touch the surface
and lift off immediately. Leaving the
fingertips on the surface more than half a second will not
produce a click.
performing a right mouse click, you should:
A. Keep your
thumb spread a couple inches from the
B. Touch with the long, flat side
of your thumb rather than its tip.
This applies to any
gesture that uses the thumb.
exaggerated hand rotation when performing operations like
OPEN and CLOSE. Start with a comfortable hand position and
slightly twist fingertips as if tightening or loosening a
lid on a jar of peanut butter.
summary, use different fingers to do the same job, drop
floating fingers, use a light touch, don't squeeze fingers
tightly together or spread them unnaturally far apart, rest
palms on the surface, relax and enjoy.
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