As Teams becomes popular, a new issue crops up. You are suddenly a part of too many Teams. Not to worry. Here is how you handle them effectively. (Reading time 7 min).
We want Skype for Business (SFB) to work exactly like WhatsApp, Snapchat, etc. It should be available all the time and notify when someone wants to chat with me. The chats should continue. SFB on mobile keeps logging of periodically. Which makes it painful to wait every time you want to resume chat. The solution to keep SFB mobile always on is simple.
SFB Mobile always on : Change setting
Go to Settings and choose Keep running in background. That’s it.
Monitor this for a few days and check its impact on battery life. This is not necessarily a set and forget type of option. You may want it ON when you have good battery power and you are expecting lots of chats / meetings to happen.
If you have unreliable connection, low battery power, and are not expecting a busy day, turn off the setting.
While we are at it, here are some additional options you should think about.
Word Mobile is a brilliant product. It exceeds expectations in every possible way. For example, take a simple feature like scrolling. What more can you do to enhance scrolling? But Microsoft has really boosted that feature beyond your imagination. Here is a short visual blog to show you how it works.
14 sec video. It will repeat automatically.
It allow you to scroll while viewing the thumbnail. So convenient and useful.
The clarify of the thumbnail is perfect, even on the small mobile screen.
Works flawlessly with large documents.
Reach the desired page and stop scrolling. It will move to that page.
There is no way to abort scrolling. Remember, no Esc button on mobiles!
Neither scrolling nor thumbnail is a new feature in itself.
But combining them together in touch context is called innovation.
Here is a quick one. Like Triple Click of mouse, Triple Touch Select Paragraph with Windows and Office. Try it out if you have a touch laptop or device. Works across operating systems. Especially useful on mobile phones because precise selection is very difficult due to small screen size.
Triple Touch Select Paragraph (animated Gif)
Touch at the same place in quick succession. If the touch point moves, it will not work. In the above video, touch is visible.
Usually, you cannot SEE where you touched. If you want to activate that setting, go to Control Panel – Pen and Touch – Touch Tab. Choose the option Show visual feedback when touching the screen. Now it shows a light gray circle whenever touch is recognized by the device. This works only on Windows (not on other devices). Incidentally, “double touch” is a term I am using. The technical term is Double-Tap
If you are teaching people or demonstrating touch based software, you want to show the touch highlight more prominently. That is when you must activate the second option: Optimize visual feedback for projection to an external monitor.
Wait. There is more. The video above shows that if you perform triple touch at three different locations, it will be considered as three separate touches (or clicks). Now the question is, how much near these touches should be to be considered as a double touch or triple touch? Well – here is the answer: YOU can configure it.
Go to the settings button on the first dialog and you will see the option called Spatial Tolerance. How near or far multiple touch points should be to be detected as double or triple click. It is simple yet sophisticated. I like it!
Try it out. Let me know if it is useful. Share this with others.
There is no click – only touch. Therefore Right Click on mobile is not available. At least not in the way we are used to on Windows. Here are various equivalent methods.
How to Right Click on mobile devices
Right click was designed to expose more options available at the location where you clicked. This is necessary because all the useful and relevant commands cannot fit on the screen. There is no space available. Mobile devices have even more serious space constraint. Therefore, they have to find new ways to show additional features. Here are the most common ways available. Continue reading Right Click on mobile devices