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Windows 8: Visual Quickstart Guide by Barrie Sosinsky

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3. Touch and Gestures

Although some interface navigation commands were included in Windows 7, in Windows 8 touch navigation has been greatly enhanced and refined.

Touch gestures are valuable on tablet devices and cell phones, but they work on personal computers just as well. New generations of input devices—such as touch screens (digitizing monitors), input tablets, touch-enabled mice, and a variety of other devices—will be introduced over the next few years to make touch navigation on a PC more viable. Until then, any touch gesture you might use has a corresponding mouse action or keyboard shortcut.

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