Sliders are user interface elements that enable users to view and select values from a predefined range along a horizontal or vertical bar. Values on a slider are usually incremented with preset multipliers. When a user wants to select a value that requires precision that is not supported by the preset multipliers, the user is not able to achieve the desired accuracy. Such limitations are due to the limited amount of physical space and/or touch sensitivity available for interactions such as tapping or swiping. This disclosure describes a slider user interface that enables users to fine tune value selection using finger interactions (or equivalent) without requiring the use of a keyboard or other auxiliary mechanism. Per the techniques, the user can grab the slider knob (e.g., via touch and hold) and drag it at different angles to access multipliers with different levels of precision. The distance from the initial position is used to determine the selected value.

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