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macOS supports touch input. I used it with a Dell touchscreen monitor back in around 2012 I think. Windows* isn't really "designed for" touch either; it's tacked on. Most proper desktop apps (on any OS) are a pain to use with touch for a more than a few minutes at a time.

* Not counting the "Metro" monstrosity that briefly reared its head during Windows 8; I'm not sure if it's still around.




Microsoft is working towards transitioning the Windows ecosystem towards UWP (which uses Metro design), which is designed to work equally well with mice and touch (and everything else like the XBox and HoloLens).

Of course even 4 years after the Windows 10 launch you still have the new UWP settings app and the old Control Panel. It's a bit of a mess.


Just a detail: Metro is dead, the current design philosophy from Microsoft is Fluent https://www.microsoft.com/design/fluent/#/


Can you, say, scroll in different windows simultaneously with multiple fingers on a Windows tablet, like you can on iPad Split View? How does it handle focus?


equally well, in this context, of course means the same as equally poorly.




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