C3 in edge browser.

Post » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:56 am

Just downloaded Fall Creators Update and tried using C3 with edge... and you know what? Now I can actually run C3 in edge, but ...... they completely screwed up the pointer events. Now pen input works more like touch and not like mouse.

Before Fall Creators Update.
*Double clicking text would mark the whole world. - Perfect just like a mouse.
*Tripple clicking would select all text or the whole paragraph. - Perfect Just like a mouse.
*Tap and drag to mark text worked fine - just like a mouse.

After Fall Creators Update.
*Double and tapping does not behave same, and doesn't work - especially when editing text.
*Tap and drag now scrolls the page. Kind of like touch input.
*Tapping a word marks it and adds 2 small handles so you can edit what to select.

I don't know what's wrong with these browser devs, if they are idiots or they just assume that people want the pen to work same as touch. They had countless of requests adding functionality to Office programs to have Pen work as a mouse with the same behaviour, and implemented it because nobody wants to use pen as touch. Was REALLY looking forward to working with C3 in my couch with only my pen as my input device, but NO. Apparently browser devs have no clue on what makes a pen powerful and likes to screw things up.

Currently there is NO browser that works well with pen input. Edge had a golden spot here and worked flawlessly before the update, but now they broke it.

* Chrome - No has weird bugs with pointer events, double clicking does not work. completely disabling pen input once in a while, so you have to restart.
* Firefox - Works somewhat ok, but does not trigger the touch keyboard when entering text in input boxes so very annoying.
* Edge - Worked PERFECT before the update, except id didn't run C3. After the update pen input broken.
* Opera and Vivaldi does not seem to support pen at all.

So if there's any other couch developer, don't update to Fall Creators update yet, and go with firefox. Seems to work best for now.

/end rant.

If anyone knows any 3rd party software that converts pen pointer events to mouse pointer events or something similar. Please let me know.
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Post » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:44 am

@tunepunk - file a bug on the Edge issue tracker then at least they might eventually fix it.
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Post » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:28 am

Ashley wrote:@tunepunk - file a bug on the Edge issue tracker then at least they might eventually fix it.


I already did that, and filed similar bugs with all browsers. I don't know if it's how they intended it to work, or if they are just sloppy.

Currently when using a pen pointer events work similar to touch (Or at least should be working, when it's mostly broken) whereas old behaviour was more similar to how mouse behaves. I don't know if there's any way to on system level change that because all browsers that do handle pointer events have similar problems. In some cases it's probably intended as a feature, but I feel it's a big step backwards to how it used to work.

I just tried another browser that works best so far. Called UC Browser UWP from windows store. It seems like it's a reskin of edge or something, but it behaves better in most cases with pen, and in general. Although there is not even support for popups, so I can't even log in to cloud services with that browser... lol
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