Originally Posted by jamierosskennedy
When my Storm is laying on my desk, if I click the screen, it does nothing? Any idea why this is?
FYI... I do have a rubber skin on my Storm.
This very behavior drove me nuts for quite a while. I know the mechanics of how the screen operates (there's an electrical field over the screen; when you touch it, it draws charge to your finger; measurements of the charge are taken, probably at the corners, and translated to x-y coordinates), so it seems like a sufficiently thick screen protector, if non-conductive, could interfere with that (which is why your screen won't do anything if you try to interact with it wearing gloves). At one point, I also thought that you had to have a conductive path to the metal backplate of the Storm for the screen to work...this seemed to be empirically true, but I could come up with no technical explanation for why it had to be that way. The truth seems to be somewhere between the two--if you cover your screen AND the backplate, the screen stops responding.
Eventually, I just decided to take off the screen protector, stop using the rubber case, and
go with the phone insurance.