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Synaptics Smartsense Tech Saves Trackpad Frustration

by Shane McGlaun
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Considering the fact that I type like a million hours each day, you might think I know how to type like a normal person. You would be wrong. I skipped typing class in high school because all the cheerleaders were taking cooking class. Priorities.

I have a bastardized typing style that is a cross between touch typing and whatever you call it when you have to look at the keyboard to type even though I type really fast. The problem, when I work on my netbook is that I end up putting my palm on the track pad accidentally, which moves the cursor about the time I am not looking at the screen and I end up with an entire paragraph in the wrong place.

Synaptics has announced new tech at Computex that will hopefully stop this issue forever. The new trackpad technology supports gestures with up to four fingers, but the best part is that the new SmartSense tech can tell the difference between the palm of your hand and your fingers.

While the multi-finger gesture capability is really cool, the ability to detect accidental is a godsend to those of us who type our work for a living.

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