. IÔÇÖm mostly using it around the house to surf the internet and watch videos. One thing I hated about surfing the internet is I have to keep scrolling down with my finger on the right side to go down the page a little. I am so use of my iPhone, flicking down the page. I have been searching for the last couple of days on the internet on how to utilize the multi-touch support for Windows 7 but have failed. I finally figured it out.
Every version of Windows I can remember has a WYSIWYG screen properties setting which allows you to increase the size of all UI elements to a size comfortable for your finger size. I have used XP, Vista, and Win 7 tablets / convertibles (including the Archos 9), and in all cases, I was able to increase the size of the UI elements (close box, scroll bar, menu items, task bar items, etc.) to a finger-friendly, easy to use, size for my large fingers. In most cases, the bigger elements are used by third party apps as well. I can understand why the vendors do not increase the UI elements sizes before delivery because some may desire to use a stylus, and / or users' fingers are different sizes with a different amounts of enlarging required. It would be nice if the vendors included the fact that the UI elements can be easily enlarged to a size comfortable for the users' finger sizes along with instruction on how to perform this built-in easy task.
With the larger size scroll bar, finger-friendly scrolling is easy using standard scroll bar navigation techniques. I am not a fan of flick scrolling, I find it inaccurate, smudges the screen, and not very efficient. I realize many like the flick scrolling - I respect that, just not for me. I prefer standard scroll bar navigation using a quick finger or thumb tap on the increased width scroll bar underneath the slider (aka scroll box) to page down, or a quick finger tap on the scroll bar above the slider for a page up. I find it is much more accurate, and efficient than the flick scrolling. It is nice that the tap above / below the slider, and WYSIWYG screen adjustments are standard Windows features, and not $ 3rd party applications.