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RE: Pointer events – active buttons state & pen devices

From: François REMY <francois.remy.dev@outlook.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 12:05:15 +0100
Message-ID: <DUB002-W212520BA76FD07B0870F03A5070@phx.gbl>
To: Jacob Rossi <jacob.rossi@microsoft.com>, Matt Brubeck <mbrubeck@mozilla.com>, Pointer Events WG <public-pointer-events@w3.org>
> Today in IE10 pointerdown means the pen is in contact with the digitizer. 

I just installed the latest Wacom Bamboo driver and I can confirm hover click still work on Windows 8 (the pointer goes down, I can move the pen while on air, the when I release the button, the pointer goes up).

I believe this is indeed a feature of the driver which emulates a click, Windows doesn't even know about what's hapening, I guess. The driver specify that 'hover click is the default parameter for external tablets' while 'hold & tap is the default parameter for Tablet PC' and I can switch between those two settings easily.

I believe it's out of the scope of this specification to define what kind of emulation drivers can do. 		 	   		  
Received on Wednesday, 6 February 2013 11:05:47 UTC

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