1. codiak's Avatar
    I have a question, using the PlayBook last night I was on a website where some of the funtions only appeared when you put your mouse over them.

    I could make this work by bridging and using the pointer, but is there any way to invoke the mouse pointer when using touch only mode?
    06-20-12 04:14 AM
  2. varunsain's Avatar
    I dont think there is a way.. Sometimes I place my finger on top of the mouse over area and then slide out of it.. sometimes the mouse over stays on.. sometimes it doesnt//
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    06-20-12 04:37 AM
  3. ralfyguy's Avatar
    You can triple tap the area like you double click with a mouse and it should work.
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    06-20-12 07:44 AM
  4. codiak's Avatar
    I'm talking about menu's that appear only when you hover a mouse cursor over them.

    The awesome browser rendering websites that are not touch optimised in this case.

    I will just have to bridge for the moment then!
    06-20-12 07:48 AM
  5. Ninjatogo's Avatar
    Slowly move your finger over the mouse over content, starting right on top of the content. Trying this with your finger starting anywhere else will cause the Playbook to treat it as a scroll motion. Start moving with your finger right on top of the content and moving off. SLOWLY.
    06-20-12 08:00 AM
  6. kill_9's Avatar
    Slowly move your finger over the mouse over content, starting right on top of the content. Trying this with your finger starting anywhere else will cause the Playbook to treat it as a scroll motion. Start moving with your finger right on top of the content and moving off. SLOWLY.
    The UI designers decided to incorporate a game into the web browser to keep you entertained between rounds of Angry Birds.
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    06-20-12 08:03 AM
  7. elshaman's Avatar
    You can triple tap the area like you double click with a mouse and it should work.
    I can confirm it works for the hover mouse menus, thanks mate! Really nice tip
    06-20-12 08:06 AM
  8. Ninjatogo's Avatar
    The UI designers decided to incorporate a game into the web browser to keep you entertained between rounds of Angry Birds.
    Well, it is a touchscreen. Most touch based browsers are probably going to be the same.
    06-20-12 08:16 AM
  9. codiak's Avatar
    You can triple tap the area like you double click with a mouse and it should work.
    that trick seemed to work, but then the function of the button did not. was trying to move a picture between albums using the facebook website. the app doesn't seem to support this.
    06-20-12 08:25 AM
  10. Sith_Apprentice's Avatar
    Triple tap only works sometimes,

    hover events are not optimized for touchscreen devices and web designers should recognize this and use a different style sheet via media queries or browser agents or direct to other versions of the site.

    You can also try using a stylus as they seem to work *most* of the time.
    06-20-12 08:39 AM
  11. BarracudaBob's Avatar
    I've found that the easiest way is to touch on the content and move my finger to the left or right and then lift. At that point my hover menu shows up and stays so I can go back and click on the option I want. I find the triple tap sometimes gets interpreted as a double if I am not quick enough.
    06-20-12 09:05 AM
  12. gwinegarden's Avatar
    I lightly brush the mouse over area. Then tap another area to clear.
    06-20-12 09:08 AM
  13. joski's Avatar
    Is this like the same thing as previewing porn videos?! Hover-drag, son, hover-drag.
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    06-20-12 10:21 AM
  14. JeffyPooh's Avatar
    Even using a Bluetooth mouse, the hover feature doesn't seem to work for me (at least on the website where I know it works on PC browsers). YMMV.
    06-23-12 07:31 PM
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