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<section begin="intro" />In XBMC the primary environment was designed for the living room ([[10-foot interface]]) and controlling it only with a remote control. While XBMC does support mouse, keyboard, and even touch controls, the remote control is typically how the GUI is designed around.<section end="intro" />
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This is why XBMC doesn't currently do things like dragging and dropping icons and things within its windows, since a remote control can't really do that. XBMC is still evolving, and using XBMC on touch screens, and other "2-foot interface" situations are causing XBMC to gain new ways to interface with it. While the "remote is king" is still true, XBMC will continue to add new ways to control it, so watch out for exciting new versions in the future.

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In XBMC the primary environment was designed for the living room (10-foot interface) and controlling it only with a remote control. While XBMC does support mouse, keyboard, and even touch controls, the remote control is typically how the GUI is designed around.

This is why XBMC doesn't currently do things like dragging and dropping icons and things within its windows, since a remote control can't really do that. XBMC is still evolving, and using XBMC on touch screens, and other "2-foot interface" situations are causing XBMC to gain new ways to interface with it. While the "remote is king" is still true, XBMC will continue to add new ways to control it, so watch out for exciting new versions in the future.