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I currently have a device running Windows 64-bit edition. I have 2 multi-touch displays attached to it. These multi-touch displays are recognized by windows as touch interfaces thus activating the Tablet PC settings and features.

Upon touching any area of the screens I get the windows pointers with a small animation behind it.

I wish to disable this pointer from appearing, as well as control and restrict some other features from Windows 7 (hiding the taskbar etc...). I really do not care about the user getting feedback about the current touch point.

Any solutions at all to make this PC run in a restricted kiosk mode?

Software [Free or paid]- Programming solutions etc... anything is welcome!

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Have you considered Gnu/Linux, you can easily (all the documentation is available, it is self consistent, and modular) configure it to do what ever you want. – richard Sep 19 '12 at 16:12
Thank you @richard however the application heavily relies on Windows for its infrastructure and development, and Linux is not an option. – Bassem Sep 21 '12 at 14:04
up vote 3 down vote accepted

For the mouse pointer, I have used Nomousy in the past for touchscreens. It simple and works well.

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I'd suggest AutoIt.

If you want to hide the mouse:

DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "ShowCursor", "int", False); hide pointer

If you want to lockdown the mouse further (get _BlockInputEX here):

_MouseTrap(0,0,1,1); traps in top left corner
_BlockInputEx(2); disables mouse input

As a note, _BlockInputEx can also restrict specified keyboard keys as well if you so desire.

In order to hide the taskbar, you can do this:

WinSetState("[CLASS:Shell_TrayWnd]", "", @SW_HIDE)
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