Need some practical advice from experienced users

Lawrence Johnson

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Dec 18, 2014
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This is a non-technical question. I've had my LG GPad 10.1 for a month or so and I am extremely pleased with it. I have been a long-time Windows user on desktop and laptop and this was my first encounter with Android and a tablet.

Here's the thing. When I bring up the browser (Chrome), sometime the links on the Web page are so closely packed together and even zooming in I keep missing the one I want to select. Is there a trick to this? Should I be using a different browser? Do I need to get a mouse or stylus to acccurately select links on a Web page?

In the same way, Chrome has the active session tabs listed at the top of the Web page. I have difficult closing an unneeded session. Typically, my attempt to close a session results in a new tab being opened. It can't be that hard to select and and close a tab. I don't think my fingers are any larger than anyone else's. Why is this so hard for me?
 

Spider

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Mar 24, 2011
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Hi Lawrence, congratulations on your new LG GPad and welcome to the forum. Nice of you to become a member of Android Tablets.

It may be a learning thing, I had the same problem for quite a while and suddenly it wasn't a problem any more. You might try using a stylus to improve your aim when trying to tap on the things like the little x to close a tab. Enjoy your tablet and the forum!
 

leeshor

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Dec 27, 2011
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Welcome to the forum Lawrence

I think from your description a good sharp pointed stylus may indeed help. I seem to have fat fingers and have the same problem, though less with some other browsers. I frequently use Firefox, (it uses less battery too) and it has the ability to request desktop rather than phone display which helps some
 

PitCarver

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May 9, 2014
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Welcome aboard, Lawrence.
You can also try adjusting the text scaling, in the settings menu, to alleviate the links issue.
Like Spider said earlier, I too had issues with closing pages. Did find that I had to tap the x a bit off center to keep from opening additional pages.
 

Spider

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Hi Trevis, welcome to the forum. Glad you decided to join us here at Android Tablets.
 
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