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Posted Oct 26, 2010 20:18 UTC (Tue) by foom (subscriber, #14868)
If I drag my finger slowly all the way from one side to the other of the trackpad, I get maybe 20% across the screen. But if I move it quickly even halfway across the trackpad surface, the cursor moves all the way from one edge of the screen to the other. So it's just as easy to hit the side of the screen as it is with a mouse. Easier, perhaps, since you don't need to move your hand as far.
Posted Oct 27, 2010 0:02 UTC (Wed) by bojan (subscriber, #14302)
And then you have to go back to the app. Which is now far away and not at the edge which would stop you. So, when you accelerate, you cannot really hit that spot that you wanted easily.
Posted Oct 28, 2010 21:43 UTC (Thu) by oak (guest, #2786)
Posted Oct 31, 2010 12:18 UTC (Sun) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
If you run with acceleration on, maybe this is useful -- but then as far as I'm concerned the rest of the screen is much harder to reach (don't move your finger too fast! oops, now the mouse pointer is who-knows-where).
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