Laying Hands on the Screen
In This Chapter
Gesturing on your touchscreen
Working with menus
Opening more than one window
Some of us are old enough to remember the ultimate expression of the mechanical calculator, a desktop device that seemed to have a dedicated button for every possible command. It looked a little like the keyboard of a gigantic pipe organ, with enough controls for four operators,
But that was then. Today, the design of tablets and smartphones has gone entirely the other direction: there are only three control buttons on the front and two on the side of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK. Instead, we use our fingers to swipe, tap, draw, and issue other commands or enter information.
This chapter looks at touching the touchscreen. The next chapter covers tapping (and swiping and talking to) the keyboard.