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Does Windows 8 need a touch screen?

by liverbirds / March 31, 2013 7:48 PM PDT

Hi everyone,

Does Windows 8 need a touch screen? From my point of view, Yes. The ability to touch on Windows 8 is what makes the new OS come to life. That is why Metro was invented, all because of touch. Of cause, user can still use mouse and keyboard, but all of them are old-fashioned, not really Windows 8 style. I saw a software on CNET called Gesture2Launch which can bring more gestures to Windows 8, which is a good try. I hope to see more apps with touch behavior on Windows 8...

what do you think?

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It's needed because.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 1, 2013 12:44 AM PDT

I see a lot of folk at the stores poking the screens and expecting something to happen. My bet is there are going to be a lot more LCD failures as a result of folk poking the non-touch screens!
Bob

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I bought a mouse along with my touchscreen
by orlbuckeye / April 8, 2013 5:28 AM PDT

laptop and I rarely use the touchscreen. I use the mouse to close app by dragging to the bottom of the screen. I also use mouse to go to left corner to bring up other apps that are open The thing I do use touch for is swiping the right side to bring the Charms menu up but thats about it. I haven't seen any advantages using touch over the mouse and I've been using since Black Friday.

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