Watch: A weather reporter is blown away when he realizes — on air — that his map is a touchscreen

Originally published at: Watch: A weather reporter is blown away when he realizes — on air — that his map is a touchscreen | Boing Boing

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Wow. Perfect response. Have fun, dude!

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Just today I realized you could scroll back on the touchscreen credit card/debit card readers at Traders Joe if you want to check the price of something that was scanned, but further up the list than the 5-6 items that show up.

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That moment of epiphany can sometimes be amazing.

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The other day I discovered the Space bar trick…

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Whoa! That’s true on iOS, too! Damn!

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Well! Today I learned!

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I love the almost child-like wonderment at something pleasantly unexpected. The honest, open, glee is heartwarming to watch. Not something I associate with the news much. :slight_smile:

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Wow. What other cool tricks are there in iOS?

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For Frogsake; I’ve always struggled with repositioning the cursor with my fat fingers! This is a great tip; thanks for sharing.

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That was

So.

Fucking.
unbelievably happy batty thing
Cute.

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Yeah my reaction when I found out about this a few years ago was much like this weatherman’s reaction. And yes, for those of you just learning about this today, this functionality has been there for years. It should be part of smartphone 101. After the glee wore off, I was pissed no one told me sooner.

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Thank you so very much! (“very” added using this trick)

As for the weatherman, I’m guessing he just got there from a smaller market station where they don’t have toys like that yet.

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He had been working from home because of Covid and hadnt used the new screen yet.

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Except that actual children don’t realize screens can be non-touch.

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If I had a [monetary unit] for every time I told a co-worker “this is not a touchscreen” I’d be rich.

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