Tablet PC - How Do I Use Touch Screen Gestures?

Last Update date : 2014.10.10

Touch Screen Gestures


Your Samsung Slate's screen supports touch input. Below is a quick guide to the various gestures that are supported. Bear in mind that these functions are application-dependant; some programs may not have support for every gesture.

Basic gestures - these are supported in every application:

Touch Operation

Function

Single-tap

(click)

1

To select an item, tap over the item with your finger. This is the same as left-clicking once with a mouse

Double-tap

(double-click)

1

To run an item, quickly tap the item twice with your finger. This is the same as double-clicking once.

Moving

(drag)

1

To drag an item, place your finger over the item and drag it to the new location. This is the same as dragging using a mouse.

Advanced gestures - support for these are dependant on the application:

Touch Operation

Function

Press and Hold

(mouse right-click)

1

If you press and hold the screen for approximately 3 seconds, the pop-up menu appears. This is the same as right-clicking with the mouse.

Tapping two fingers in succession

(mouse right-click)

1

Tap with one finger and then tap with another finger while holding down the first finger. A pop-up menu appears. This is the same as right-clicking with the mouse.

Moving finger (scroll)

1

Move your finger up and down, left or right to move on the screen accordingly. This is the scroll function of the mouse.

Drag two fingers apart/together

(zoom-in/zoom-out)

1

Drag apart or together two fingers to zoom-in or -out of a picture or image.

Rotating two fingers (rotation)

1

Place two fingers on the screen and rotate one of them while maintaining contact with the other one to rotate the photo or image.

Flick

1

Flick one finger quickly to the left or right in order to move to the next or previous page.



To learn more about touch operations - Go to Start, type Pen and Touch in the Search box, and then Enter. Select the Flicks tab and then select Practice using flicks to learn about the various touch operations.

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