SmartSDR for a touch screen more like Maestro

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This may have been asked before, but a search didn't turn up this exact question.

I recently acquired a Surface Go and find it works very well with SmartSDR (though not on battery for sure). Problem is, SmartSDR is not as easily used on a touch screen as the Maestro version is. Are there any plans to offer the same basic touch screen features available on the Maestro with SmartSDR on a tablet? 
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Anthony Bowyer

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Bob Craig, K8RC

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You can certainly make suggestions. But asking questions about future enhancements will always be met with silence.

You might want to examine your operating system settings to optimize the fingertip-as-mouse-pointer settings. That will help.
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There is always SmratSDR for iPads. An iPad Pro and SSDR is a pretty nice thing. 
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Another interesting issue when using the surface go built in microphone is that when I key to transmit, it puts a squelch tail type noise at the beginning of the transmission when using ssb. Only way I've found to get rid of it is to put a half second tx delay on it in the radio setup menu of smart sdr.
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Anthony Bowyer

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I haven't really tried the mic. I figured it would would pick up too much ambient noise, but it's good to know about that moment of limbo. 

Seems a non-hardware dependent version of the Maestro package would work pretty well, but it would add another 'thing' to support.
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I'll have to check into that. I have a few windows 10 laptops and have not experienced this issue on any of them using the internal microphone. And the surface go is a tablet and touchscreen is on by default.
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By "touchscreen" are you refering to the small, virtual on-screen trackpad? My reference above is to the trackpad function which Windows 10 calls a "Touchpad". I don't have a Surface but instead a Lenovo Thinkpad 8, a couple Asus Windows tablets and an HP 608 G1. None had the "trackpad feature" on by default.

Another app that I like even better is "TouchPad PRO" in the Windows Store. It's a paid app but it's very configurable and is able to be set to use the entire screen as a trackpad. The two-finger scroll function can be configured to be VERY slow which is really helpfull when fine tuning the Flex. As a full-screen trackpad, it doesn't waste any screen real estate.
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I don't use a virtual track pad. I just touch anywhere on the screen to activate a button or snap tune, etc. The original poster had issues with touch screen. I just added the audio issue since he was referencing the new Microsoft surface go tablet, which I also own.
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I also bought the optional keyboard with track pad that I think works very nice.
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As for the laptops I own, one came with Windows 8 which I free upgraded to Windows ten, and a newer one that came with ten, both are HP. I would not turn on any kind of on the screen track pad. Just my preference. But touch screen control was on by default on both of then, meaning that if I Install smart sdr and run it, let's say I touched my finger to the tune button, the radio goes into the tune mode. I think we have a mix up here between touch screen, track pad, and virtual on screen track pad.
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I'm not sure if that's a driver or hardware issue with the surface go. I have not yet tried an external USB microphone, but I have one and plan on trying it. I have an adapter I purchased with the surface tab that has a standard USB port.