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View Poll Results: When click-and-dragging a window using a laptop touchpad, do you...
Click with your thumb and move with your index finger. 31 46.27%
Click with your index finger and move with your middle finger. 14 20.90%
Other one-handed, two finger and/or thumb combo. 8 11.94%
Click with a finger/thumb on one hand, and scroll with a finger/thumb on the other. 14 20.90%
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:32 PM   #1
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Default How do you use a laptop touchpad? Settle a debate with your vote!

My wife and I disagree on how we think the majority of people use touchpads/clickpads on laptops. I know they are a big PITA sometimes, but for the sake of settling this debate, please answer the poll assuming you have no choice but to use the touchpad on the laptop...


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Old 07-27-2011, 12:07 AM   #2
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I move with the middle finger and click with the thumb.


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When casually using a laptop, I don't use the clicking buttons at all unless I am right clicking. Instead I tap the touchpad itself (that will generally result in a left click). Since I work in IT though, sometimes I need to get down to business... when that happens, I use my right hand middle finger to move the mouse on the touchpad, and my left middle finger for left click and my left index finger for right click.

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I hold down the button with my left hand and pound ten colours of crap out of the touchpad with a large hammer, then use my desktop.
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I move with the middle finger and click with the thumb.
This with mostly my right hand
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What were you two on when you had this debate?
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Click with thumb, track with middle finger, scroll with ring finger...
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What were you two on when you had this debate?
My new-ish laptop has the new clickpad, where it is a flat surface with no physical buttons, just a link denoting where the buttons 'are' and she always bitches up a storm when trying to use my laptop because her method apparently does not work well with this new mouse style, though I have virtually zero problems using it...
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The new Macbook Air has a touchpad that is awesome. Light tap anywhere to click. Two finger touch anywhere for right click. Two fingers up or down anywhere to scroll. All this from a guy who was windows only until the macbook arrive via Fedex yesterday.


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