Tablet users: Hovering vs dragging

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Do you hover or drag?

Drag
620
35.19%
Hover
1142
64.81%
Total votes: 1762
Topic Starter
Will3x
Looks like everyone I know are used to hovering, while I have always been dragging my tablet pen.
How about u guys?

EDIT: this got bumped, ok. So I switched to hovering long time ago and I preferr it like this
[ Zan ]
Sorry for the silly question, but whats the difference? :?
Knarf
Pen does not touch tablet when hovering, but touch in dragging.
:? So many people are hovering. I had better switched from dragging to hovering.
Luna
I tap, so neither really
Topic Starter
Will3x
well I say, stick with what your used to. I dont think one is better than the other (other than the lifespan of your tablet/pen when dragging)
buny
actually dragging allows you to snap easier, whereas hover allows you to have more freedom in movement

i hover most of the time, but drag when needed (the way i hold pen, the hover distance is not that far and so occasionally i'd tap the tablet by mistake)
Xivaxi
I have a question to those who drag:

How do you keep your pen nibs from being eaten away within the span of a few days?

I have much better cursor control and snapping while dragging, but my pen is visibly being eaten away after only 2-3 maps...so I force myself to hover. Is there some trick to longer pen life? Or am I destined to learn to hover...
Topic Starter
Will3x


the nip of this pen is almost all gone after 5-6 months of playing for me.. I guess i'll just have to buy a new one soon...
Oinari-sama
I tap too... can we have a 3rd option "Tapping" plz?
Knarf

Will3x wrote:



the nip of this pen is almost all gone after 5-6 months of playing for me.. I guess i'll just have to buy a new one soon...
When I bought the tablet it contained several refills for the going off of nip of the pen, so I am not afraid of this. What I fear the most is the scratched tablet that it might fail to detect stimulus one day?
smoogipoo

kookookook wrote:

Will3x wrote:



the nip of this pen is almost all gone after 5-6 months of playing for me.. I guess i'll just have to buy a new one soon...
When I bought the tablet it contained several refills for the going off of nip of the pen, so I am not afraid of this. What I fear the most is the scratched tablet that it might fail to detect stimulus one day?
The tablet doesn't 'detect stimulus' itself. When the pen is touched to the surface, the nip moves slightly inside the tip of the pen and forms a contact then the pen sends a message that the pen was touched to the tablet. The only thing the tablet does is receive the information and provide wireless power to the pen.
Gatyaa420
Not only dragging damages your tablet, it makes your movement slower.
a newbie
I cant really vote since i tend to do both, hover for fast jumps and drag for smaller patterns and stuff.

also i dont use a nib on my pen and it works fine.(the pen tip is actually misshapen and warped from dragging so much)
djjsixpack
Hovering, because if I hit the tablet with my pen it will freeze sometimes. I've failed many songs because I accidentally hit it :s
koromo

Xivaxi wrote:

I have a question to those who drag:

How do you keep your pen nibs from being eaten away within the span of a few days?

I have much better cursor control and snapping while dragging, but my pen is visibly being eaten away after only 2-3 maps...so I force myself to hover. Is there some trick to longer pen life? Or am I destined to learn to hover...
You're probably applying way too much pressure. I only have to change my pen nibs every few months, and even then they aren't that worn out, I could probably reuse all of them with no issue. Try to relax your hand a bit more and apply less pressure. I used to change my nib more often back when I got my tablet and used a smaller area, because I had to tense my hand more which made me press harder onto the tablet as well.

You could also buy lots of spare nibs, that would probably solve your problem as well, but I've never had to (still using the spare nibs that came with my tablet, one year after).
puncia

Luna wrote:

I tap, so neither really
Wishy
I'd recommend you to hover.
buny

Puncia wrote:

Luna wrote:

I tap, so neither really
dragging present participle of drag (Verb)
Verb

Pull (someone or something) along forcefully, roughly, or with difficulty.
puncia
there's a difference between tapping and dragging you know
Luna
Tapping = not disabling mouse buttons, and using pen contact with tablet as the primary means of input.
As in, I play maps without streams with tablet only (And use only one keyboard key in addition to tapping for streams).
Basically a combination of hovering (for general movement) and dragging (for sliders, spinners etc)
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