Office 2013 is Optimized for Touch

Reading Time: 1 minutes

I didn’t notice this until just now: Office 2013 shows different context menu’s for mouse and touch events.
When you right click text in Word using a mouse, this is what you’ll get:

Word 2013 using a mouse

 

If you use your fingers, you’ll see another context menu:

Word 2013 Touch

Note that you can make a screenshot on a Surface RT/Pro by holding down the Windows button at the bottom of the device and pressing the Volume Down button at the same time. But I had to take a picture of the “touch context menu” using a camera, because this context menu disappears when taking a screenshot.

Next step: creating  a Windows desktop application that also acts differently to touch events. But I’ll need a touch screen (or Surface Pro) to test this 🙂