Too Many Clicks
Thursday, 3 January 2013
I just had lunch.
It was a pretty heavy meal.
Not feeling very mobile.
So, lying down with my Surface is an enticing prospect.
USB transceiver removed.
Touch Cover clicked out.
Jump into bed.
Slide up the lock screen.
Tap into the password field to login.
On-screen keyboard doesn't appear.
Force myself up to make what feels like a massive trek, three steps to my desk. Why? So, I can click the Touch Cover back in, only to click it out immediately. But, perhaps, this time a little more gently. And, to avoid needing to make this journey again, I login from a standing position.
I appreciate it may come across as though I'm being too sensitive. After all, we're talking about a few seconds here. But, this now becoming an almost daily occurrence whenever I switch the Surface from laptop to tablet. The seconds add up. And, they start to feel like more.
For what I consider to be a routine operation on the Surface (more so than the iPad), this should be working every time.
A simple two step process. Click out. And go. With confidence.
Not click out. Go away uncertain and not far. Return in frustration. Click in more frustrated. Click out with a sense of déjà vu. Finally, go, not remembering where it was you originally intended to go.