Figure 3. Surface Dial.
SONAR has integrated support for Windows wheel input devices such as Microsoft’s Surface Dial, which is a hardware device that provides tactile control of various actions like controlling the transport, adjusting knobs and controls, and zooming. It provides a great workflow when used in conjunction with a mouse, pen, or multi-touch.Surface Dial is an accessory that is intended to be operated by your non-dominant hand as a secondary input device, while using your dominant hand for primary mouse, pen, or touch input. Using both hands simultaneously allows for a more natural experience.After pairing Surface Dial with your computer, there are no additional setup steps required in SONAR.
Rotate. Turn the dial left or right. The function is determined by the current mode. SONAR supports acceleration when rotating the Dial, and responds faster or slower depending on how fast you rotate the Dial.
Click. Press the dial and release, similar to a mouse click. This gesture starts and stops the transport.Surface Dial vibrates in order to provide haptic feedback when rotating the dial. Haptic feedback can be disabled under Windows Settings > Devices > Wheel.
Table 1. Surface Dial functions Figure 4. Radial menu.A. System volume B. Scroll C. Transport mode D. Control mode E. Zoom mode
Note: Surface Dial can be used on a table or placed directly on a touch display with supported devices such as Surface 5 and Surface Studio. When used on a touch display, the radial menu surrounds the Dial.
After Surface Dial has been successfully paired with your computer, you can customize the default settings, including tools, vibration (haptic feedback), and writing (dominant) hand, under Windows Settings > Devices > Wheel.
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