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richardwrite25
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Touchscreen somtimes has unresponsive spots

Does anyone else have issues with the touchscreen, so that you'll press a button and it won't respond....so you press it again and again and finally it responds?  Any idea what's going on here?

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Re: Touchscreen somtimes has unresponsive spots

Have the same issue sometimes with all the touch devices I have. I find a reboot helps.

 

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Re: Touchscreen sometimes has unresponsive spots

I find that it also helps to clean the screen. I wait until it's in standby and clean it with the microfiber cloths that I use for my glasses.

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Yes, I do . It is a known problem with the NC . I would say call CS and keep trying them until you get someone that knows a few things about the NC and they can help you with that problem or it might need to be replaced .. again this is a known problem and the first things they are going to tell you are what you have read here .. but a factory reset they say will help it or fix it if it is a major problem . If not then again go for a replacement and right now all NC replacements are new ones , which could change at anytime . Hope that helps :smileyhappy:

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Re: Touchscreen somtimes has unresponsive spots

Had same problem - Suspected non glare screen protector - removed protector and eureka!. Works perfectly now with standard screen protecter. I suspect the texture of the non glare might retain non conductive oils from fingers (skin oil, make Up! etc.)
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Re: Touchscreen somtimes has unresponsive spots

I suspect those of you who say to clean it, and that it retains oil from the skin, are right, because it does seem if I clean the screen and then let the moisture dry, it starts working again.

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Besides being bloated and slow the Android OS has a number of aggravating flaws, which this is one.

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>>Besides being bloated and slow the Android OS has a number of aggravating flaws, which this is one.<<

 

Actually, I've since discovered that in my case, the flaw was not in the Nook or in the Android operating system.....it was in an app I'd installed after rooting it.  The SOFT KEYS app, that allows you to have a "back" on-screen key as well as a home key....I discovered that if it was over some text on the screen, it caused my screen to be unresponsive.  Once I uninstalled Soft Keys, I've had zero response issues.  (By the way, I've also discovered that you don't need a "back" button.  Just swipe your finger to the left at the very bottom of the screen and it takes you back).

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Re: Touchscreen somtimes has unresponsive spots

In addition to the cleaning issue, I have also found that the less pressure I use, the more responsive the screen is to my touch.

 

I also use the sides of my fingers to help lighten my touch and it tends to respond well.  I find no issue with response time in the system unless we are talking about my wifi speeds sometimes. That is NOT my Nook's fault though.

 

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There is a difference between the NC failing to respond to screen touches due to system bogged down verses spots on the screen that don't respond to touch.

 

I can't say I have found any spots on the screen that do not respond to touch, I have a screen protector.

 

I have had numerous times especially when browsing the web when the system is bogged down and not responding to touch.  Fortunately it doesn't happen frequently, so I have no complaint.

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yocalif wrote:

There is a difference between the NC failing to respond to screen touches due to system bogged down verses spots on the screen that don't respond to touch.

 

I can't say I have found any spots on the screen that do not respond to touch, I have a screen protector.

 

I have had numerous times especially when browsing the web when the system is bogged down and not responding to touch.  Fortunately it doesn't happen frequently, so I have no complaint.


 

Good point.

 

It does help to wait for the page to load B4 trying to hit a link.

 

One of the reasons I would like a better browser. (There is a browser that loads faster, Right?)

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Richarwrite25: Regarding a back button.  I have been frustrated many times not having this option.  I tried swiping at the very bottom of the screen but found it only worked once and could not get it to do it again.  I'm assuming you mean that regardless of where you go in the menu, you can return to a previous page, just as you can on a regular computer.  Is this correct?  

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Ellen, that's correct.....it operates as a true back arrow.  Make sure you're swiping on the LEFT hand side of the screen at the bottom, toward the left.

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To go back, put your finger just to the left of the wifi signal//batt/time, slide yoir finger to the left. It takes a little practice to not have the menu pop up or open current book. Once you get the hang of it, its a handy feature.
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Thanks!

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Thank you!