Gigabyte Touchnote Screen Gestures in Action. Useful and Fun!

Posted on 29 May 2009, Last updated on 29 May 2009 by

One element of the Gigabyte Touchnote that I’m starting to get used to now is the gesture support. It’s built into a special set of eGalax drivers that have been included on the device. Originally I wanted to turn them off as they were interfering with selecting text and Grab and Drag under Firefox but after tweaking them a little, removing a few that were clashing with other on-screen actions and getting used to new ones that I have set up, i’m really liking them. Here’s a video showing them in action on the standard XP build. The only thing missing is being able to register your own gestures. Graffiti recognition would be great.

As a side note, the Touchnote has been performing flawlessly. I’m currently restoring it to out-of-the box build using the built-in recovery partition and will copy that over to my Runcore SSD. With the 3G, Draft-N, BT and reasonable battery life (I plan to pick a 6-cell in Taiwan next week to bring it up to 5hrs) I can’t ask for any more. The Asus T101H is tempting me a little but I can’t imaging the 3G antenna being as good as it is on the Touchnote and I won’t compromise on that.

More details on the Touchnote including links to reviews and testing notes, are available in the product database.


23 Comments For This Post

  1. Steve 'Chippy' Paine says:

    New article: Gigabyte Touchnote Screen Gestures in Action. Useful and Fun!

  2. Sokonomi says:

    Thats a really nice feature, and im wondering, is there something similar available for other UMPCs in general?

  3. Suppy says:

    I think it is, only if the hardware let’s You do that.

  4. Velik says:

  5. Sokonomi says:

    Brilliant, thats just what I was looking for. ;)

  6. Froger says:

    Is there a possibility to zoom in/out in IE or firefox using gestures ?

  7. chippy says:

    No problem. The CTRL-+ and CTRL– can be mapped to a gesture.


  8. Suppy says:

    Thank You, Velik!

  9. Sebi says:

    Is it possible to use it to Scroll in any Window with Scrollbars?

  10. chippy says:

    There is a page-up / page-down mapping that can be used. Similar to Screen Flicks in Vista.

  11. Sebi says:

    I’ve found this Software .
    With this Software it is possible to scroll in any Windows with Scrollbars.


  12. Live Technology News says:

    Gigabyte Touchnote Screen Gestures in Action. Useful and Fun! –

  13. Draven says:

    Any word on when the M1028X will be available?

  14. chippy says:

    We’ll hear more about the M1028X/P next week.

  15. Jack Wolfe says:

    Phew, I’m glad I read this.

    I wanted the X, but was just going to order the M for sake of impatience.

    Thanks for the heads up.

  16. Stefan says:

    yeah a glimps of info about the X :)

    just to heat things up. I found on the info the the P model would not be produces and X is comming in june. I can’t judge how trustworthy this info is and how good google translates chinese. so take this info with a grain of salt.

  17. Draven says:

    Yeah I really want the X because of the higher resolution, but waiting just sucks lol.

  18. tmfh says:

    Gigabyte Touchnote Screen Gestures in Action. Useful and Fun! (Chippy/UMPCPortal)

  19. Mike Cane says:

    @MoriahJovan aka TheHeadlessOne

  20. saperalot says:

    great video thanks for that. i have two words for asus: too late
    i order the gigabyte now.

    have fun at comoutex and always full batterys :-)

  21. wonky73 says:

    I really like the touchnote but it has to be imported here in the states and the price is too high for me :(

  22. tHe-BiNk says:

    Any word about the higher resolution version of the M1028? The P and X versions?

  23. newcgeoman says:

    I got a t1028 from ebay a guy called e_bagel he even negotiated the price down to $700US with a six cell battery and 2gb ram free delivery!

    Chippy, you seem to get much better grab and scroll in windows than I can. If i touch the screen and move down to scroll say a web page all it does is select text or click a link???? also my curser seems to be slightly lower than where i touch the screen so, say i try to hit “ok” on a box, more than likely it hits below the box and minimizes it????

    Is it better to have 9 or 25 vectors??


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