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Old 01-07-2009, 04:31 AM
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Default Storm Device Input Settings

For most people supporting the Storm, it's a total nightmare. With the device being currently very laggy, unreliable and poorly responsive to the touch it can generate a lot of helpdesk calls for seemingly no real issue (other than the device isn't very good).

One of the areas where people tend to suffer is with the actual click input on the device. Anyone that's investigated the Screen/Keyboard settings on a Storm knows that, as one would expect, there are a few settings previously unseen in this screen on other devices. So looking at the screen dump below we see these three new sections - 'Tap Interval' 'Hover Period' and 'Swipe Sensitivity'.

Obviously playing with these impacts text input and selections, but there has not been a real definition of what these do until a new KB (KB17193) came out yesterday which references each of them. I've provided the explanations for each setting below which may help those of you with queries from users that thought they wanted the latest and greatest touchscreen, but whose experience with it has been less than perfect.

Tap Interval

Tap Interval, measured in milliseconds, refers to the maximum amount of time that can elapse between each consecutive tap in a double-tap or triple-tap gesture. In this way, Tap Interval is very similar to double-click speed on a computer. For example, if Tap Interval is set to 100 milliseconds, a second tap must land within 100 milliseconds of the first tap for it to be successfully recognized as a double-tap gesture.

Hover Period

Hover Period is also measured in milliseconds. Hover Period determines the amount of time you need to touch the screen, without clicking it, for a hover event. For example, if this is set to 500 milliseconds then you must touch the screen for 500 milliseconds before it is recognized as a hover event.

Swipe Sensitivity

Swipe Sensitivity changes the responsiveness for swipe events when sliding your finger on the screen. For example, setting this field to 6 will make it easier to show or hide the keyboard or to go from picture to picture using a swipe of the finger.
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Old 01-31-2009, 12:41 AM
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I has suspected what they are, but this is great that there is a clear verification of each is posted, thanks a mil...
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Old 01-31-2009, 12:49 AM
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Thanks for the info, extremely informative. I am the only one with a Storm on my network (of about 50 BB users) and thank the gods for that. Love the hardware, can't wait for a great/stable platform!!
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Excellent information! When I am activating BB Storms, I just feel like throwing them against the wall because it will not recognize what I type. If I feel that way, imagine what users think. I sure will use this! Thanks!
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