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Table Selection issue in Chrome and Windows 10

Stefan Roeck
6 years ago Sep 20, 2016 8:35am
Tatu Lund
6 years ago Sep 20, 2016 9:04am

My understanding so far has been, that the issue is that 2-in-1 hybrid devices and laptops with touch screen can be detected as touch devices also while keyboard attached, since they have touch input. This issue cannot be handled fully automatically. Hence some additional API is needed, so that application can define which mode to use and user can for example set preferences in application settings. This kind of improvement has been in our discussions. It would be nice to hear your oppinnion about it?

Stefan Roeck
6 years ago Sep 20, 2016 1:10pm

+1 for an API to control this setting. My ThinkPad Laptop without touch device is detected as touch device on Windows 10, where other models with the same OS/Browser set up are not. In https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=557565 it is also stated, that the Windows API doesn't seem to be reliable to detect.
Proposal for table selection modes:
- Single
- Multi
- Auto
where Auto will be default and the first two allow clients to override touch detection.

Sebastien Libert
5 years ago Sep 20, 2017 1:54pm