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Windows 10 Brings New Touchscreen And Touchpad Gestures

Another welcome addition in the column of new features that Windows 10 brings. Microsoft's new OS comes with expanded support for precision touchpads and touchscreens. At the same time, the company has announced that the cost of the new technology has been significantly reduced.

This was revealed during a session titled 'Designing Great Hardware for the Windows 10 UI' at the WinHEC conference, where Microsoft explained how these new gestures make using the operating systems easier and more intuitive.

These new gestures replaced the edge gestures on Windows 8.1.

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Many of these are similar to the touchscreen gestures, but they are designed to work on a touchpad, such as pinching to zoom, tapping and even sliding with a single finger.

Microsoft have also enhanced the use of digitizers around the edge of screens, and this means more Windows 10 devices will offer support for edge based gestures like bringing up the Action Center, for example. We can expect more tablets and hybrid devices to make use of these.

Along with implementation of this software support, the reduction of the entry costs for hardware should go a long way in making user interactions with Windows 10 a whole lot easier.

Let's hope these find their way on the most affordable of hardware too.


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