What am I doing wrong with pen flicking?

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  1. mitchellvii

    mitchellvii Well-Known Member

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    Coming from a Note 10.1 and Note 2, I am accustomed to a very easy and satisfying experience using my pen to navigate around web pages. On my SP I have found this all but impossible and very frustrating. I have tried changing flick sensitivities at various levels and just can't get a consistent experience.

    Sometimes when I flick with my pen to scroll on a web page it will scroll, albeit too far. Other times it will just select the text on the page. Perhaps I am doing this wrong? On my Note devices I simply place my S-Pen down on any blank spot on a page and I have complete control.

    Am I doing something wrong or is this just horribly implemented?
     
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    hmm are you trying it on the Metro/Modern or Desktop ?
     
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    Just anywhere in general.
     
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    Unfortunately, it is the latter. I too own a Note 10.1 and a pro, and the pen, as far as navigation goes is poorly implemented. I set my flick sensitivity to lax, but still, like you I simply want to use the pen as I use my finger to scroll in any application, just like the Note.
     
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    Yes it seems pen navigation on the Surface Pro is pretty much useless. Sad that Samsung can manage to do with a lame mobile processor and 2 gigs of ram what Microsoft can't seem to do with a full blow i5 PC. I like being able to use the pen to navigate because it cuts down on screen funk.

    Once again, I am sure MS focus tested this and found that no one actually uses their pen to navigate, along with no one using the Start Button :) Hopefully they will fix both in Blue.
     

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