[etoys-dev] Trying touch on your PC/Mac

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Sun Jun 20 18:24:24 EDT 2010

Do you want to know how touch feels in Etoys?

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Download this image and test it for yourself:


If you make the Etoys window about 10 inches diagonally, it will be roughly as large as the iPad.

This emulation reproduces many problems quite faithfully. There are no mouse-over events (noticeable e.g. in the paint palette), and the hand obstructs the view onto what you want to touch (noticeable everywhere). And that emulated hand is even smaller than my real hand! 

Try enabling the "indicateTouchPosition" preference in the About flap. That makes it a little bit easier to hit things ...

- Bert -

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