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ImTinkerbell
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NooB - Classic Nook touchscreen sensitivity

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Hi all... NooB here with a question.

 

I recently purchased one of the certified preowned classic Nooks, and have noticed that it will oftentimes not register the touch of my finger when using the touchscreen, (particularly with the scrolling feature).

 

Even when it does sense the touch of my finger, it can be rather slow to actually respond.

 

 

Is there a way to calibrate the touchscreen to make it a bit more sensitive?

 

Is it just my technique, or is it possible the certified preowned Nook I purchased might actually have a problem and need to be exchanged?

 

Thank you for any help!

 

Tink :smileyhappy:

Doug_Pardee
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Re: NooB - Classic Nook touchscreen sensitivity

There is no calibration. The touchscreen is sensitive to skin, and tapping it with a fingernail or the like won't usually work. It also prefers a lighter touch; don't press. And be patient; it takes a fraction of a second to react.

 

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N_M_K
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Re: NooB - Classic Nook touchscreen sensitivity

Hi - I got the pre-owned - reconditioned  nook about 6 weeks ago. I haven't run into any problems with my touchscreen.I  think my technique has improved and I'm accustomed to the speed (or lack of) now. But at first I was impatient with it. Do LOVE it all in all.

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Anastacia01
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Re: NooB - Classic Nook touchscreen sensitivity

yes be light with your touch and patient it will not respond right away it has a slight delay i have found around 1 second or so and if you press to hard it tends not to want to respond i have also found that on certain webpages my touch screen is slower to respond then on others.

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ImTinkerbell
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Re: NooB - Classic Nook touchscreen sensitivity

Thank you, all, for your responses.

 

I suppose like many things, there is a learning curve to developing the right touch and technique... something I will learn over time.

 

One other question... perhaps it's just my age (or my fat fingers!) that make touching the desired touchscreen option challenging at times, (e.g., specific letters on the keyboard, or the correct item on a scroll menu). I understand that this type of touchscreen does not allow for the use of a stylus (which would be ideal for me). Any tips about zeroing in on the right place to touch, or is this just one of those things that you get better at with time?

Doug_Pardee
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Re: NooB - Classic Nook touchscreen sensitivity


ImTinkerbell wrote:

 

I understand that this type of touchscreen does not allow for the use of a stylus (which would be ideal for me).

Yes, you can use a stylus designed for capacitive touchscreens. It needs to be the kind that works with an iPhone or iPod or iWhateverelse.

 

See item #5 in this posting: http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOK-General-Discussion/Didn-t-read-the-manual-A-list-of-thin...

 

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ImTinkerbell
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Re: NooB - Classic Nook touchscreen sensitivity

Thank you, Doug! :smileyvery-happy:

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ChipPM
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Re: NooB - Classic Nook touchscreen sensitivity

I've had a Boxwave slylus  for my NookColor and NookClassic for a while. It works great for tapping and so-so for swiping

 

Always willing to try new things I bought an Acase 2nd Generation stylus. It has a 'finer' tip than the Boxwave.

 

I've just discovered that it works very well for the 'swipe' page turn on the NookClassic. It took a bit of practice but no more than an actual finger swipe learning curve.

 

 

 

 

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ImTinkerbell
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Re: NooB - Classic Nook touchscreen sensitivity

I'll check that stylus out. Thanks ChipPM. :smileyhappy:

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