- 11-11-2012, 10:34 PM #1
Is there a trick to hovering over links without using the touch cover track pad and cursor? There are many sites that use this type of link to bring up a drop down menu that isn't accessible in any other way. ESPN and the verge are two that come to mind.
- 11-11-2012, 10:53 PM #2
I've hit a lot of sites where drop down menus don't work correctly on the Surface when trying to hover without the mouse. It's frustrating. Sometimes I can get it to work by holding my finger on the link and letting up just before the right click menu comes up.
11-12-2012, 09:21 AM #3
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This has been a problem with all touch screen devices I've ever used. I'm sure the majority of all web browsing in the world is don't on touch devices. Sites should design for this!Try out my first Windows 8 app, ModernCalc! It's free and I would love to hear your feedback!
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- 11-12-2012, 11:09 AM #4
12-28-2012, 10:35 AM #5
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iOS and android allows for a tap to simulate a hover on non navigation objects.
This doesn't seem to work in Mobile IE10. I'm going to eventually recode the hovers I've written to be clicks as it is better for touch screens.
However, tap to hover would be a nice feature for MS to copy from iOS.
01-30-2013, 12:08 PM #7
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IE10 is tho only browser that works as Standardized by w3org. But Microsoft is Aware of that and instead of silently implementing non Standard Features they did make rfc.
Submission request for Pointer Events Specification