Windows 10 Cloud will run Win32 apps, but only from the Windows Store

Excessive in a good way

GTX 1050 in a 15-inch convertible? Lenovo went there

Windows goes galactic

Revealed: Samsung's Surface Pro-like Galaxy Book, running Windows 10

Saving money on data

Mint SIM is the perfect way to get cheap data in the U.S.

We made some changes

Our new forums are here!

Don't count Windows Phone out just yet

Dead? Psh. Here are 5 reasons to stick with Windows 10 Mobile

VPN vs. Proxy

The difference between a proxy and a VPN

Latitude attitude

Dell Latitude 7280 is a business laptop with tons of consumer attitude

4K all the way

You probably don't NEED a 4K webcam, but we love Logitech's BRIO 4K anyway

Long live Windows phone

Contrary to popular belief, Windows phone won't die anytime soon


Dell's already awesome XPS 15 gets even better in 2017

Surface Pwn 5

Surface Pro 5, Project NEON details leaked on LinkedIn?

Redefining the PC

Why Microsoft's Surface phone could be MUCH more than a mere 'phone'

Surface table meets Windows 10

Yes, we did put Windows 10 on the original Surface table ... and it rocks

Cream o' the crop

Before buying a Microsoft laptop, check out our pick for the absolute best

Simple and secure, just the way I like it

We think Windows 10 Cloud is a great idea, here's why

uber micro

Halo Wars 2 has something for everyone. Here's our full review.

Oldie but goldie

We reviewed Microsoft's decade-old Surface table

Creators Update comin' at ya

These are the coolest new features in the next big Xbox One update (video)

Buyer's guide

The Razer Blade 14 is the best laptop Razer has to offer

< >
Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 2 of 2
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By calfee20
  1. calfee20's Avatar

    521 Posts
    Global Posts
    522 Global Posts
    0 Post(s)
    0 Thread(s)
    I have always had trouble with touch screens "microwaves, gas pumps, point of sale pads, ect" and thought it was from dry hands from being a mechanic. It has been slightly better since I have retired. My hands are also on the large size, XXXL gloves might make it. I have wanted a tablet for a while and because of my problem I am always looking at new products.

    The other day I was at Best Buy and they had a Surface Pro and RT side by side. While using both tablets I was having a hard time getting the windows button to bring me back to the start screen. A salesman came over and I complained jokingly that my thumbs weren't working. When I hold a tablet in landscape with my finger tips of both hands I can reach the whole screen with my thumbs and a lot touches were failing. The salesman figured out that finger TIP, touches were better. I was tapping that Win button with the pad of my thumb and I guess the larger surface area was confusing the software. Holding one handed and poking with an index finger worked 100% or changing the angle of my thumb and touching with the smallest part of the tip or edge also worked 100%.

    Well they say you learn something new everyday and this gem was a real surprise. On an odd side note with both tablets when I used the pad of my thumb and the touch failed I could feel a slight vibration like a miniature relay closing. I really doubt there is a relay in there but it happened every time and that is what it felt like.

    Well I hope I wasn't too long winded and that someone finds this interesting or better yet helpful ................calfee
    Laura Knotek likes this.
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar

    25,688 Posts
    Global Posts
    47,791 Global Posts
    0 Post(s)
    0 Thread(s)
    Having a big thumb might be useful for certain operations on a touchscreen. I remember this video on CrackBerry. The Fat Thumb lets you use your touchscreen with one hand |

    I've actually used that technique when I want to scroll on a touchscreen device.

Similar Threads

  1. Problem with touch screen.
    By psyberjay in forum Samsung Focus
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-01-2011, 09:08 PM

Posting Permissions