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I'm curious -- how are you all getting along with your touchscreen? Tapping is pretty good (although "e" and "w" on the keyboard in landscape mode requires more pressure), but scrolling is very difficult for me. For example when I tried to change the time zone, it kept selecting the first thing I put my finger on instead of sensing that I was starting to scroll. This pretty much happens every time I try to scroll. I'd say I'm averaging one in seven on getting it to work correctly.The calibration feature is great -- for taps. I realize this is a $100 device and it's a resistive touchscreen, but yikes!Anyone having similar results?
 

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[quote author=atrac link=topic=184.msg1537#msg1537 date=1274549458]Tapping is pretty good (although "e" and "w" on the keyboard in landscape mode requires more pressure), but scrolling is very difficult for me. I realize this is a $100 device and it's a resistive touchscreen, but yikes!Anyone having similar results?[/quote]Yep. Same thing here. After owning mine for several days, this is what works best for me...I use a stylus for all scrolling. It works much, much better than a finger. Actually, the stylus scrolling is quite accurate... no more 'one in seven', probably more like six in seven!!I find myself swapping between finger and stylus for tapping, and when using the keyboard for speed, both thumbs together produce the quickest results.
 

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[quote author=Mike link=topic=184.msg1541#msg1541 date=1274551867]I have been using the pen from my Wacom tablet and it works perfectly. [/quote]The best deal I've found so far is from Meritline. They sell a bulk of twelve stylus pens for $1.99 including free shipping. That's less than 20cents each! They list them for the Nintendo DS, but they're perfect for the Eken as well.
 

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Actually I'm having a lot better luck with it today. I think I was just treating it like an iPhone with kid gloves but this sucker just needs a little elbow grease. ;)
 

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make sure to calibrate the screen, whe i did that it became far more responsive. I also tend to keep my nails a bit longer, if you use a fingernail its crazy good screen, definitely made for a stylus. Its still far more responsive then any resistive screen i have ever used.
 

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[quote author=atrac link=topic=184.msg1537#msg1537 date=1274549458]I'm curious -- how are you all getting along with your touchscreen? Tapping is pretty good (although "e" and "w" on the keyboard in landscape mode requires more pressure), but scrolling is very difficult for me. For example when I tried to change the time zone, it kept selecting the first thing I put my finger on instead of sensing that I was starting to scroll. This pretty much happens every time I try to scroll. I'd say I'm averaging one in seven on getting it to work correctly.The calibration feature is great -- for taps. I realize this is a $100 device and it's a resistive touchscreen, but yikes!Anyone having similar results?[/quote]I believe the reason is that the screen is Resistive (A resistive touchscreen has two thin layers of conductive but transparent film above the screen, and measures the change in resistance between the two layers due to the pressure of touch) and not a Capacitive screen (A capacitive touchscreen measures the interaction between an electrical signal on a transparent grid above the screen and the user?s finger) Googled.
 

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I think it takes time to get used to these touchscreens. They're nowhere near as smooth as most modern devices that we're used to, especially something like an iPhone or iPod Touch (which IMO has one of the best touchscreen experiences ever).After a bit of time, you kinda get used to it and the tapping and scrolling isn't too bad.
 

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Thanks for the calibration tip! I thought the top row of my screen was broken until I calibrated.If there is no fix for the speed of the device, I would be happy if the sound volume buttons were disabled and became the scroll buttons instead.For me, the best solution is a flick of the finger nail but still it randomly clicks instead of scrolls.
 

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Im Having much the same problems i cant type on my M00 1 for love nor money unless its turned to portrat mode scrolling is a frikin nightmare ive found using the custom firmware in the DL section improved things no end luckily all i ever use the slate for is cheking mails and as a cheap ebook reader for witch it works a charm thanks for takeing time to read this
 

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I installed that, then couldn't get the device to recognise music or photo files.. went back to the original Eiken OS for now.[quote name='esunday;3863]Since installing EcoTox's most recent stable release' date=' which includes Eken's latest Firmware updates, the touch screen seems much easier to use, seems more sensitive to subtle inputs.[/QUOTE']
 

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I make sure to calibrate the screen as accurately as possible first, then to scroll I use the back of my finger nail to flick up and down. It works well. Much better then the fleshy part of your finger.
 

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The more I use it, with or without a stylus, the better I get at scrolling.. stylus still seems to work the best however.[quote name='linuxluver;15295]I make sure to calibrate the screen as accurately as possible first' date=' then to scroll I use the back of my finger nail to flick up and down. It works well. Much better then the fleshy part of your finger.[/QUOTE']
 
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