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5 proposed touch gestures for Windows 8 tablets (and laptops)
It took me a while to get used to Windows 8 on touch tablets, but with the right device the OS from Microsoft impresses me. It does some things better than others, and the dual nature of Windows 8 (Metro and desktop) is challenging.
Overall, the Windows 8 touch interface is pretty well done albeit a little quirky. It takes time to get used to swiping from the four edges of the screen to do different things, and it doesn't help that they are very different things at that. Using touch to manipulate the OS works reasonably well, but every time I use my Windows 8 tablet I wish some additional touch gestures were included in the mix.
The 5 gestures proposed in this article may not be for everyone using a Windows 8 tablet, but I really wish they were part of the UI. They are simple in concept and operation, and I would use them constantly if implemented. If you think about it you might wish they were included, too.