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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 04-10-2014, 03:27 AM Thread Starter
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It's a bit sad....

I think it's a bit sad that people have gone to a great deal of trouble, setting up this amazing forum, yet so many Chromebook owners/users, fail to make good use of, or place regular contributions on: it's pages...

There's a great deal of information that we (as individuals) can share one with the other, that will help us all move forward in our understanding and use of ~ these great little machines...

Even posting a few thoughts and/or ideas about how we use our C books, can make interesting (or even thought provoking) reading...

No doubt there are scores of members who will read this ... How about (at least) a 10% participation following... Yah never know ~ such might even brighten someone's day...




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Pointer problems....

Perhaps I need to get the ball rolling... Ok...

I run a Microsoft wireless mouse on my Chrome Book (referred to hereafter as ~ CB) because I hate touch-pads with a passion: aligned to engendering a kill factor...
My hands, are big and clumsy, sending the CB off in all manner of directions, akin to a drunken 'Mad March Hare'...

The next thing that gets my goat, is the facility to enlarge the mouse pointer, which, in its normal mode, is not to far removed from the family of proverbial needles, that live in haystacks... It either shows up as a wandering pin-prick, or, if you tick its box in the settings section, it immediately blows up like a South China Sea 'Puffer Fish'... That in turn, makes it a practical impossibility to use the pointer efficiently, due to its oversized structure... There's nothing in between...

I'm kinda keeping my fingers crossed, that someone connected with/to the 'powers that be' panel, might get the drift if they read this and tweak the setting so that they work on a sliding scale, instead of a 'stepping stone' structure...

Not going to hold my breath about that though....


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Another feature...

I intend to try and keep this topic rolling for a while (at least) hoping on a regular basis, that others will join in...

Purely by chance, I found out about another feature, available on the CB touch pad... If you use one finger at a time, it moves the pointer this way and that as normal...

But if (let's say) you are on a long, wide web page, place a second finger next to the first and immediately, by moving those fingers together, you can auto-scroll up, down, left or right ~ to your hearts content... Lift the second finger at any time and the arrow immediately comes back into full function mode...

A handy tip for someone who's not come across that before...

It's also answered a problem that a friend supposedly encountered, when surfing the web... She complained that pages kept jumping all over the place... Little did she realise, that a second fingertip kept touching the pad...

Hey Ho... The problem solved...





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I find a mouse to be a bit erratic on my c720 and have re educated myself using the touchpad and now feel comfortable with it. I also found a need to space your fingers out when scrolling. Also, two fingers scrolling left or right moves back and forward pages. Three finger scrolling left or right changes tabs.

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Re Scrolling...

Hi Callin... Many thanks for joining in and sending some feedback...

I wasn't aware that there was a three-fingered option, so you've done your good deed for the day in letting us know... I'll be trying that out within the hour...

Yet again ~ many thanks....

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By the way Callin, that's a great signature... A twist in the tail ~ so to speak...




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Thanks Robbie, I love finding these witty one liners, but don't get much chance of using them.

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I've checked out other CB forums, and found none of them are very active. I don't get it.

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post #9 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-06-2014, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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That 's the problem Ed... So few people are interested in discussing issues... They want their own answers ~ nothing more or less...

Since joining this forum, I've attempted to bring things to life wherever I can, as is with one or two topics herein...

I think it needs a few dedicated users/followers, who will stick together, trying to help each other and those who have yet to become (what might be called) fully fledged members of the Chromebook fraternity...

Let's hope that we (this small group) can provide a springboard for something of that nature, encouraging other viewers to join in on a regular basis...




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Forums exist and thrive for a number of reasons. The most important reasons, in my opinion, are:

1. The forum is usually topic/subject based. I know if I go to a forum relating to the Chromebook that most of the people on there will have some expertise because other people just wouldn't be interested.

2. Technical help/advice/information from people that are experts in their field.

3. Forums are also an excellent place for business to listen to feedback from their users.

4. Anonymity: I think a lot of people still participate in the forums because unlike other social media they are able to express themselves without necessarily declaring who they are in real life.


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