PEN settings...

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  1. daveyd007

    daveyd007 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I performed a search and couldn't find anything related to my question.

    While I can scroll up and down my web browser (firefox) with my finger, is there a setting somewhere that will enable me to do this using the pen too?
     
  2. CF77

    CF77 Love Tablet. Senior Member

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    no settings needed.just use pen to flick..
     
  3. daveyd007

    daveyd007 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    lol....I'd prefer a little more precise control than flicking the screen. Besides that, flicking doesn't always work, and when it does, everything in the way gets highlighted & scrolling is 'jittery.'

    Are there any other options, or is this per se' a 'defect' of the eee-slate?
     
  4. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...is this per se' a 'defect'...>>

    ...No, it's not a defect; it's the intended operation of the UI.

    Bear in mind that, at their root, pen and touch are not intended to be identical to each other; they're intended to be complementary... each one doing what it does best with a limited region of overlapping functionality between them...
     
  5. kamikaze458

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    I used chrome, with the touch plugin enabled. This plugin has three modes, that can be switchable very easily:

    1-touch off.
    2.automatic--> it tries to recognize when you want to scroll, and when you want to select text. really accurate indeed.
    3.full touch--> you cant select text. In this mode i used the pen to scroll pages. If i needed to select some text, i just hit the plugin button (which is a very tiny icon built-in the UI) and switch the mode.

    Perhaps it helps. I dont use firefox.
     
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    daveyd007 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    @ steve-

    aaaah, ok. Makes sense. Complimentary- that it is. The EP-121 makes me a tablet virgin. Thanks for the brief explanation Steve.
     
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    daveyd007 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I'll have to check out google chrome or see if firefox has an available plugin too. Thanks for sharing some great ideas kamikaze. Cheers! :)
     
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    daveyd007 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Excellent find! Looks like i'll be switching to Opera (Winfrey) for Tablets. Thank you very much Kurt! :)

    The tablet version might be just for the andriod os...will read up on it.
     
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    Firefox -use 'grab and drag' extension, it will read any pointer type and allow panning around when you 'click' and hold to pan around; has a great double click feature that will temporarily disable it allowing text selection/ link clicking

    Chrome -use 'Chrome touch' it is similar to grab and drag, except you have 3 'settings' that you switch between by clicking the icon next to the navigation bar

    Opera -does anybody know where a decent extension is for it? I haven't found one; interesting thing is it has a 'built in navigation tool' that activates when holding a right click, very interesting, and worth a look, but it isn't what I need
     
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