Questions about touchscreen laptops or other touchscreen devices and their usage

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How to Middle-Click on Touchscreen in Windows 8.1

I thought this would be simple, but I've searched previous SuperUser threads and on Google and I cannot find a way to middle-click on a touchscreen in Windows 8.1 (on a Lenovo laptop in my case). ...
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PDF Reader with continuous horizontal scrolling? [closed]

I have a specific use case for pdf reading, which I'm struggling to fulfill. I frequently read magazines on my (Windows/Linux) tablet (hybrid, actually). Since the screen is relatively small (16:9 ...
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with a touch screen can you get the copy option by touching the screen [closed]

if i hold down my mouse i get a paste, copy, etc. yet when holding my finger on the screen nothing appears to happen, is there a certian secret way i should know about.. or? :/ :0
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Laptop Touchscreen Randomly Clicking

I have an HP Touchsmart 11 Notebook PC, and apparently the laptop thinks I'm clicking the left hand side at random y positions (x position is about an inch away from the edge of the screen.) Here's ...
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Lenovo Flex 3 Pen support

I just bought the lenovo flex 3, mainly for the touch screen i am also hoping to pick up a pressure sensitive pen for use with bamboo paper and adobe illustrator... I am having problems finding ...
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Windows 10 Touch Screen not responding

Have a Windows 10 laptop with a completely unresponsive touch screen. It shows as active in the device manager and I have tried to perform the setup for the touch screen with no response to the ...
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Does An Active Stylus Need Firmware Installation to be Accepted? (HP Executive Pen)

I have an ElitePad 900 and want to purchase the HP Executive Pen for it. That pen is an Atmel active stylus. However, after upgrading to Windows 10, the Atmel firmware no longer works. Windows status ...
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Where are the Mimo Vue HD Drivers

I'm attempting to get a Mimo Vue HD working. So far the only drivers I've found that work are the Displaylink 7.9 drivers but this doesn't seem to work for the touchscreen part of the device. They ...
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Rotating xinput_calibrate

I need to somehow get my touchscreen calibrated after rotating it 90 degrees with xrandr. Unfortunately for some reason xinput_calibrate does not adapt well to this rotation and comes up clipped and ...
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How To Remove TouchScreen Hardware

Is there a way to physically remove touchscreen hardware and just have the monitor work as a normal display? I have tried looking inside the computer for comments that may be responsible for handling ...
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Touch PC settings (W7)

I installed exact same windows 7 on two identical touch pc's . Problem is that if I want to activate something by a button on one pc I just need to click and on the other I need to swype... I compared ...
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How to make the Windows desktop on-screen keyboard open then minimise on startup and wake?

Like most people with "hybrid" touchscreen devices on Windows 8 or 8.1 (Windows 10 isn't an option for me right now for various reasons), I'm constantly annoyed by the "metro-style" on-screen keyboard ...
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Could the magnet used in smartphone covers damage the device?

I am reading reviews of a smartphone cover with magnetic lock and some people reported that the magnet causes their phone screen to go dark. why is this happening and could this actually damage the ...
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Huge icons in Powerpoint

I have a new laptop with a pretty nice touch screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440px. In Powerpoint (it's version 2016) all the icons are super huge such that I can't even see the entire menu. Any ...
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Wrong Touchscreen mapping

Using two Touchscreens (Could not install the win7x64 Drivers from acer.com, win10 sais its not compatible): Acer T230H (Primary) Acer T230H If i put a finger on the 1st, the Position of the ...
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How can I simulate the presence of a touch screen in Windows 7 or Windows 8?

I am developing software for Windows 7 or 8 and I want to take advantage of a virtual keyboard for user text inputs. I currently have no touch hardware and I want to check how my software will behave ...
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Windows application to simulate keystrokes that docks to the side of the screen

So I have a Yoga Pro laptop that I can flip the screen around on to make it a tablet. Of course then I don't have access to the keyboard any more. I've been trying to make OneNote work for me with a ...
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XP Pen Options arn't working

I have a copy of Windows XP Installed in a VM and on a desktop, and when I go into control panel, Hardware, Tablet and Pen options, Pen Options, and try to open the actions settings nothing much ...
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Trackpad touch events on Windows 7

I have written an application that uses touch events in Windows 7 (using Qt). I've decided I don't actually need a touch screen for this application and want to support trackpad input. Unfortunately, ...
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Virtual Keyboard Issue on Monitor PN-60TB3 SHARP

Is possible automatically open the virtual keyboard on touch a input box or a field where I can write? I use a laptop (not touch screen) with windows 8.1, when I plug the laptop with HDMI and USB, ...
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Muting mouse click on specific part of tablet screen

My surface tablet has broken screen. It just automatically clicks a very specific part of the screen. So I can't use it because mouse cursor goes to that part with frequency higher than 1 click per ...
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Ubuntu with touch screen - “save as” is sometimes being triggered in Chrome on click

I've got a Linux box with a touch screen, running Ubuntu On that box I have Chrome running in kiosk mode, and am displaying a website for the general public to use Every so often, a "Save page" ...
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Lenovo Edge laptop with Windows 8 has white, flashing dots on the touch screen

after spraying my touch screen lightly with a screen cleaner [duh] and wiping it with a microfiber cloth, I have several flashing dots on my screen. Rebooting hasn't helped. The touch screen is ...
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Turn Surface pen on and touch off

When using a pen on the Surface or similar computer, resting the hand on the screen can trigger unwanted actions. How can the hand-touch function be disabled while allowing pen functions to continue ...
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Laptop touchscreen acting like a mouse after eGalaxTouch driver installation on Windows 10

I have been using windows 10 for a week now without any problems. Today windows 10 installed "eGalaxTouch - Other hardware - USB Touchscreen Controller(A103)" through windows update. It has turned my ...
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Does the negative end of a battery works better than a capacitive stylus because of electric charge?

I have a tablet with a capacitive touchscreen. I bought a wacom bamboo stylus duo which I thought was a good stylus. But the effect is rather disappointing. I get broken lines all over the screen when ...
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How can I control+click files/folders with a touch screen and on screen keyboard in windows 8.1?

Using a keyboard and mouse you can intermittently select files by pressing control and clicking the files you want to select. When using the touch screen the control button no longer functions in the ...
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can i make a old touch screen monitor in to a touchpad for a laptop

I have a old laptop touch HP that does not work and I was wandering if I could us the touch screen monitor as a touch pad for my other laptop? is that possible? I jut want it to us it to draw nothing ...
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Get Windows 10 touch screen check gray on device with touch screen

On both my laptop and tablet (which each have touch screens), I see the following screen when checking the Get Windows 10 app. Does this mean that my touch screen drivers will not work with Windows ...
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Can't get touch screen on my HP Elitebook 840 G1 to work

My friend has an Elitebook 840 and his touchscreen works just fine. In the device manager, I see some drivers for touch screen stuff so I'm assuming I do actually have a touch screen. I'm not ...
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How do active stylii work on touchscreen displays?

I recently bought an Acer laptop. Then I tried to buy an Acer stylus. The salesperson at the online store told me that one model would work. It turns out he was wrong, and that my laptop has no ...
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Disable touch screen with keyboard input only

I am trying to disable the touch screen on my laptop because it is broken. There is a crack in the glass over top of the screen which is causing Windows to think there are random taps occurring ...
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Enabling Classic Long Click Behavior On Windows 8.1 Tablets

I have several programs installed on a new Windows 8.1 tablet, that require a long left-mouse button press to perform certain actions. The problem is, I can't seem to mimic this functionality when ...
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How to debounce a touch (or left mouse click) in Windows?

I have a tablet with defective touchscreen. It often treat a single tap as double tap. As a result, it frequently zoom in and out. I have tried Touch Calibration and it did not help. I wonder if ...
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Firefox on X11 — Can I use the multitouch gestures with a touchscreen?

Firefox has support for some multitouch gestures on desktop (pinch and swipe at least) -- is there any way to get them working with a touchscreen right now, or will they only work with a touchpad?
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Generic X11 gestures for multitouch touch screen?

With multitouch touchpads, we can configure X11 to do simple gestures, such as scrolling with two fingers -- is there anything similar that can be done with a touchscreen so that I can scroll in all ...
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select multiple tabs in browser using TOUCH SCREEN

i know how to do it with a keyboard, but on a touch screen neither ctrl-tab nor shift-tab work (using the touchscreen keyboard). Using chrome or internet explorer or firefox on windows 8.1 why do i ...
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How can I Re-Enable the Windows 8.1 Start Button?

For some reason I'm unable to click or tap (Touchscreen) on the Windows start button in the bottom left. If I use a keyboard, I can bring up the start menu, but not with mouse. If I move the taskbar ...
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Arch linux + cinnamon, touching touch screen clicks at touchpad cursor

I'm setting up a new Dell XPS 13 (2015), running Arch linux (I needed to wipe the basic ubuntu install in order to set up a fully encrypted disk) with cinnamon as my desktop environment. I have set ...
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Single Click with touch screen on some web link

I am the owner of a beautiful Dell Inspiron touch. Everything works like a charm, windows can be moved dragged and resized, links can be opened, with the proper gestures I can emulate right clicks and ...
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touchscreen passthrough for windows 8.1 qemu slave

I have a windows 8.1 vm running via kvm/qemu on an ubuntu 14.04 touchscreen laptop host. I can pass use my touchscreen as a regular mouse pointer if i pass through -usb -usbdevice tablet in the qemu ...
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How to disable weird scrolling change in Windows 8.1 Explorer

I've been having this issue where every time I scroll in a Windows Explorer window using my touchpad the cursor changes to this weird dot. For a lack of better words it just scrolls funny in explorer ...
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Windows 7 touch and hold move/jitter tolerance

I recently acquired a tablet PC with a Wacom resistive touchscreen, and doing a right click on it is almost impossible, most of the time the computer interprets it as a drag event because of noise or ...
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Permanently disabling touchscreen from Windows in a cross-operating system way

I have a laptop that came with Windows 8.1. The touchscreen was broken, and now randomly taps on one side of the screen; as this takes over the cursor, the laptop becomes unusable when the touchscreen ...
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How to search on-page with Internet Explorer in Windows 8 on a touch device?

I neither have an external keyboard nor is the virtual keyboard available in the browser. As well, if I try to use the charms bar and choose "Search" in Internet Explorer, a new Bing tab is opened ...
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How to disable Double Click in Windows 8.1

I have a Windows 8.1 tablet that runs but it has a very sensitive touchscreen. e.g. selecting a file in File Explorer results in launching. Internet Explorer keeps going in and out of zoom. I figure ...
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I want to buy a 40" multitouch screen, what are my options [closed]

Title if my question isn't appropriate and you know where I can ask such a thing please tell me. I'm trying to build a touch table for board games. I know I could take a LED screen, remove the frame ...
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How to disable multitouch in Linux?

I have some systems where multitouch capabilities (eg. two finger contect menu, pinch zoom in Google Chrome) is disturbing. How can I disable multitouch on the system level (eg. Xorg conf or udev ...
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Windows 7 touch screen single touch problems

I'm trying to receive touch events on a Windows 7 machine using a 3M touchscreen. I've hooked into the Windows message chain successfully and am able to receive touch inputs perfectly in all but one ...
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Install Windows 8.1 on a tablet with only a touchscreen, no keyboard or mouse

Trying to re-install Windows 8.1 on Acer Iconia W4-820 Tablet. When I boot from a USB and get to the setup screen I notice that I can't use the touchscreen. I'm guessing it's probably because ...