Surface Touchscreen Not Working With Finger?

Surface Touchscreen Not Working With Finger

Are you having a problem with your Surface touchscreen not working with finger touches but it still works with the pen or stylus?  And the problem continues even after you already tried troubleshooting the issues with no success?

Then I might have an easy (but incredibly inconvenient) fix for you – go sit somewhere else.

It sounds weird but it turns out RF interference from things like florescent lights can mess up the touchscreen and no amount of patching, troubleshooting, or updates will fix it!

OK, now that you’re thinking “What the h..?” – let me explain….

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Surface News Roundup – 4/18/15

Surface News Roundup - Title

Sorry it’s a bit late this week, was helping a friend with some house repairs yesterday and it took much longer than I expected….

Here’s a few stories that might be of interest to Surface users which popped up in the past week…

  • Surface Pro 4 Release Soon?
  • Bust Buy Trade In Deal on SP3
  • Surface 3 Pre-orders won’t arrive on May 5th

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Love My Surface Pro 2, Didn’t Dig the Surface Pro 3

Love My Surface Pro 2, Didn’t Dig the Surface Pro 3

JusticeThis article was written by Justice Frangipane. He is the business and marketing director for TabletPCMouse -  software that allows you to add helpful features to your Surface, such as custom gestures and gaming controls.

 

Even though the Surface Pro 3 has been out for a while, I still love my Surface Pro 2. I do digital art, gaming, game creation, motion graphics and a variety of other processor heavy activities and have a lot of praise for this little machine. I typically jump on upgrades and updates as quickly as possible but I have been very hesitant on the Surface Pro 3 (and upcoming Surface Pro 4) for a few reasons. Continue reading

Surface 3 Benchmarks

Surface 3 Benchmarks

I recently managed to get my hands on a Surface 3 for an extended period of time and one of the things I did, was run several benchmark tests against the unit.

In case you didn’t see the article, I had (pretty much) unlimited access to a 2GB (this is important) Surface 3, see post Surface 3 Hands-on Review.

I say it’s important to note that I was working with the 2GB version because every other benchmark article on the Surface 3 I’ve seen is using the 4GB version which may give you slightly better marks due to the extra RAM. Continue reading

Windows Magnifier

The Windows Magnifier – A Great Tool In Windows 8:

Windows Magnifier

Windows 8 seems to have gotten a bad rep but I think people forget that it was designed to be an “all-encompassing OS”, i.e. it was supposed to work on desktops, laptops, and touch devices, and it was especially optimized for touch. That’s quite an undertaking.

Anyway, many folks don’t realize that Windows 8 is chock full o’ goodies when it comes to accessibility options.

I already talked about the Windows Narrator in a post a while back, see Microsoft Narrator: Have Your Surface Read To You. Today I’d like to talk to you about the Windows Magnifier – another fantastic Windows 8 tool that helps those with vision problems. And frankly, anyone that needs screen enlargement to see better will benefit from it too. I use the Magnifier myself – I’m far-sighted and I have glasses but I often forget them because I only need them for reading, that’s when the Magnifier really comes in handy.

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