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The flick of a touch pad

In June, I [wrote ](http://blog.internetnews.com/bhorowitz/2008/06/synaptics-touch-pad-tech-gains.html)about new touch pad "gestures" such as momentum from Synaptics.

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The company recently rolled out these upgrades in touch pads, which are coming from various laptop manufacturers.

One new gesture is called a pinch, in which you bring two fingers away from each other or closer depending on which direction you want your article or spreadsheet to move.

We may now find ourselves using a two-finger flick or a pinch rather a simple scroll. Check out this demo of a two-finger flick:

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Too bad I still have my optical mouse attached to my laptop...

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