Posted Apr 20, 2011 0:26 UTC (Wed) by corbet
In reply to: Xoom and the Android tablet experience
Parent article: Xoom and the Android tablet experience
Think of a long tap (holding your finger in the same place for about a second, essentially) as being like a click with the right mouse button. Touchpads can't (yet) tell fingers apart, so the interface uses a long tap as a way to get a different response out of the element you've put your finger on.
For example, on Android phones, tapping the "home" button returns to the home screen. A long tap on that button will, instead, put up a list of running applications and let you choose one to switch to.
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