Have you tried to touch a computer screen?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mikethebigo, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    So, helping my dad upgrade his dell today, I have to admit I'm guilty of once reaching up and tapping the screen to select a textbox. Seems I'm getting used to this iPad all too quick! Has anyone else accidentally done this?
     
  2. calderone macrumors 68040

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  3. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

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    erm I call BS
     
  4. Shannighan macrumors 6502a

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    I do, but the registers at the store I work for also have touch screen monitors so...
     
  5. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    You need to check out the HP All-in-One or ASUS EeeTop. :D
     
  6. kirchnrd macrumors 6502

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    Uhhhhh..... Uhhhhhhh..... yes :eek:

    Had to clean my MBP screen today, I have touched the screen several times.
     
  7. HiRez macrumors 603

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    My girlfriend did it to the MacBook Pro right after she was using the iPad. I predict it won't be long before it happens to me.
     
  8. GregGebhardt macrumors 6502

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    Only after a few days, I touched my Blackberry screen. It does happen. Glad I am not the only one!:eek:
     
  9. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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  10. Antaios macrumors regular

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    Guilty as charged... I did that on my friend's laptop the other day... I had just put my iPad down (I was waiting on a fckn YouTube video to load) and then I was watching other YouTube videos on her laptop...then I touched the screen. FAIL.
     
  11. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    My builder was showing me something on his laptop today, and I reached out and poked one of the items on screen. It moved.

    Turns out he has a touchscreen laptop. I completely forgot the name, but it's a pretty cheap model laptop, with a screen that you can swivel and lay down to make a tablet of it.

    I played with it for a while. Pretty nifty, and no, fingerprints weren't a problem. Like having a giant iPad, but more powerful, with bigger screen, and cheaper. (slightly heavier though). One of these with OSX would be lovely. Being able to move windows and scroll stuff directly with my fingers was nice - made the whole thing more concrete and less remote.

    I could see though that holding it up in tablet form with one hand could become a pain if I had to do it for a long time.
     
  12. Lordillingworth macrumors regular

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    i hate to say it but i started doing this about a week after getting an iPhone!
     
  13. itouch rulz macrumors regular

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    I was at the movies on the weekend and wanted some more info on one of the products (new Subaru) from the ads before the feature started so when down and touched the screen - fail.

    But seriously, I was reading a magazine (yes, an actual paper one) last week and went to touch an ad for more info.
     
  14. kirchnrd macrumors 6502

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    + 1

    Actually make that - 1
     
  15. mikethebigo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sadly it's true. I've been using the iPad almost exclusively lately, and I just did it without thinking. Sounds like I'm not the only one, haha.
     
  16. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, I think I'd notice reaching across my desk for the monitors.
     
  17. OneMike macrumors 601

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    Nah never did that, but when I put my iPhone in portrait mode I have been expecting the icons to rotate. Did that quite a few times.
     
  18. GrindedDown macrumors 6502a

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    I'll touch my MBP screen every now and again hoping that magically it will respond. Touchscreen on MBP is just a firmware update away right? (joke)
     
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  20. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    I've done the touching the screen thing on my laptop at work several times since I got my iPad, and I've done the attempt at landscape mode for the icons on my iPhone even more times. It drives me crazy when certain iPhone apps on my iPad won't rotate on the iPad because they have not been properly updated by their makers.

    Note: This question would make a great poll!
     
  21. California King macrumors 65816

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    Never done that, but on my Magic Mouse, I sometimes scroll the wrong way thinking I'm scrolling on my iPad, hehe
     
  22. PastorMac macrumors newbie

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    Haven't tried touching the screen, but I wonder how long it will be before the iMac has a touch interface making the mouse a thing of the past?:confused:
     
  23. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    I've done something similar. Alot of old iMac G4s(they don't get used for real work mind you, they're just appliances) at the journalism department at my school have the old pro mice on them.

    Since it doesn't have the ball like the mighty mouse is, I treat them like my magic mouse and always get annoyed that scrolling isn't working.:rolleyes:
     

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