Help with Swiping (or flicking)

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  1. mrtrumpet
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    I love this phone but am having one big problem. When trying to "flick" up or down a page I usually manage to select a program or app that then opens up. Quite a pain.

    Am I doing something wrong? Is there a proper technique, or place on the screen to do this? Of, if one has fat fingers, is one SOL?

    Thanks
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    I just gently tap and hold the screen and run my finger across the screen. Maybe tapping the screen quickly?
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    Try gently touching a BLANK spot on the screen and moving it.
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    I do this a lot. I can't tell you how many things I have accidentally "Liked" while scrolling through touch.facebook.com. :)
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    I have the same problem in contacts. Whenever I try to scroll I invaribly select one - and sometimes the phone dials the number! There are no "blank" spots on the contacts list. I try to grab that square thingy on the left of the vertical list but sometimes I still select a contact I don't want.
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    Rather than flick or swipe, think touch and move. A light touch selects but if you put your finger down with authority and move it in the direction you want the screen to go, it will not select an item like a light flick or not firm enough swipe will. Another suggestion--think of a piece of paper that you are sliding along the screen. Touch and slide it up or down. Hope that helps.
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    This is something difficult to describe how to do, and you tend to get better over time. Still I find apps where there is absolutely no blank space that does not select something, and if you are too authoritative it is interpreted as a 'long press' selection.
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    Thanks to all who responded. The "touch and move" (touch with authority) works great! I've only had one incident of an unwanted opening since adopting this technique! Now if I can only master Swype, which seems like an absolutely awesome way to enter text!
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    I just hit the search button sometimes ... fat finger syndrome hits at the worst times.
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    This is some good information. Sometimes i swipe down or up on text and the screen goes crazy like it was having a hard time registering my swipes.
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    I hit the search button all the time... VERY annoying! My fingers are pretty slim... maybe I just have fat finger tips?

    I do find that with this touch screen you have to be very firm in what you want, even just switching from screen to screen on the homepage. If you've ever played with and iPod touch you'll definitly feel the difference.

    LOL I really like that term: Touch with Authority
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    Definately, the firm touch and slide works much better. It was a real pain in my neck before. Love this forum!!
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