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Has anyone else played live chess using the touch pad on their laptop and accidently dropped a piece early resulting in losing position? It is infuriating.
Before you tell me to get a USB mouse know that I do not own one and it is not on my list of priorities to get. Don't bother commenting about it.
what wrong with the mouse ? surely you can get them cheap one ?
I asked that no comments be about the purchase of a mouse. Please address the question.
correct me if I am wrong: try 'click-on' then 'click on' the sq you want rather than 'click and drag and drop' that way is easier to make mistake.
That sounds like a good solution, I will have to give it a shot. Thanks.
OK. Forget about buying a mouse. Continue to hang pieces and lose games.
Some people don't have money for things like that. Please do not post about the purchase of mouse.
I've shared your pain PatriotScout. I second kco's suggestion of click select instead of drag select. Just be careful where you click! It's still surprisingly easy to land a rook one rank further than you intended.The only sure-fire solution: Get a physical board. Nothin' beats it.
The click select method seems to work fairly well. I will try to center my clicks as best as possible!
When I get a bit of extra cash I will see about the other options.
I never even tried the touch pad much, too awkward and slow.
OP Cliff Notes:
"I am using the wrong device for the application. I think I will ask if anyone else has been penalized for this. BTW, don't suggest that I use the correct device. I just want to know if anyone else was also dumb enough to try this."
I was just looking to vent and see if anyone else has had similar frustrations. Please don't be a bigger ass hole than you already are.
The touch-pad on my Samsung laptop drives me up the wall on Tactics Trainer. I only play online chess here so it's not such a problem because I have the Submit button to confirm my moves enabled in my settings.
Is it possible to use the Submit button in live chess ?
The touch-pad will be a great invention when they get the thing to work properly !
I've got no problem with my touchpad when using TT (HP Compaq 620)
"Since you have correctly summarized my pointless OP I think I will just acknowledge that and then call you a name because attacking you personally is all I have."
Auto drop and that's the move...that's risky...can't you set it so you must hit enter to confirm the position?
For live chess I am not sure, I will have to check. That is a good idea though.
Having to confirm your move each time would be worse than hanging pieces when low on time.
That's true, but I usually only play 15+ minute games so I guess I would have to compromise. Either way, they do not offer that feature in live chess so I will have to master the art of the touch pad.
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