10-08-2013, 05:26 PM #1
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A lot of tech sites are mentioning it today in the news today but haven't a clue what features are available or if we could program our own with an app or settings.
I went to the Surface 2 meet and greet with Panos Panay at my local Microsoft Store and Panos said his favorite was a gesture that highlighted the last text he typed in one motion, which is useful for deleting or editing text for bold, italics, etc.
What would you like to see? If it is programmable, what features would make surface 2 so useful to you ?
- 10-08-2013, 09:26 PM #5
Not entirely sure what the new gestures are, but I'll try them out when I go to the Panos Panay event at my local Microsoft Store. If they're as useful and the folks in Redmond make it seem, I jsut might get a Touch Cover over a Type Cover. But those better be some damned impressive gestures, I tell you what...
- 10-09-2013, 11:43 AM #10
Is the gesture exclusive to touch cover? Now there's a reason for me to keep using Tc. People keep telling me to get type cover but I've gotten used to feeling out the keys. I also position my hand and finger movement Better since using rt touchcover.
- 10-09-2013, 02:26 PM #11
Like I said earlier, the Type Cover can't do this simply because it's nothing more than a (very thin, I might add) keyboard. Are there any gestures you can do with you keyboard? Erhm, well, not really. How is it to distinguish between type input and gesture input? It can't, and thus, gestures are only to be found on the Touch Cover (2, the first generation doesn't have enough sensors to enable gestures).I'm 15 and I like: Swimming, Space, Science, Math, Food, Sleep and of course: Microsoft. (aka, nerd on a bun)
- 10-09-2013, 02:27 PM #12I'm 15 and I like: Swimming, Space, Science, Math, Food, Sleep and of course: Microsoft. (aka, nerd on a bun)
- 10-09-2013, 09:02 PM #15I'm 15 and I like: Swimming, Space, Science, Math, Food, Sleep and of course: Microsoft. (aka, nerd on a bun)
- 10-10-2013, 10:10 PM #17
As for the compatibility issue, I'm not sure. I do know the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 are backwards compatible with the first generation covers, but I'm not sure if the first generation devices are forwards compatible. Sadly, Microsoft doesn't have the second gen covers listed for sale on their site (that I could find), so can't really check.
However, Microsoft has been making a lot of the new stuff compatible with the original Surface Pro, with the Surface RT being left out in the cold, for most things. Here's what I think the likelihoods of each device working with the second generation Touch and Type Covers:
Surface Pro; 90%
Surface RT: 50%
- 10-11-2013, 01:03 AM #19
I don't know this for sure, but I've heard some of the gestures are that the Touch Cover 2 will duplicate the onscreen keyboard's functions, so that things like a swipe to the side on the space bar will switch between choices in autocorrect, and maybe even a swipe over a letter will let you choose alternate options (example: an é by swiping a certain direction across the e).
- 10-12-2013, 11:30 PM #20
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