Questions about touchscreen laptops or other touchscreen devices and their usage

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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 ...
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How can I define custom Gestures on my touch screen windows laptop

I want to define my own gestures on windows 8.1 on my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro laptop. First of all, is this possible? and if it is, how can I do so? For example I want to tell my laptop when I put five ...
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How do you disable touchscreen on Acer Iconia Windows 8 Tablet?

I have a windows 8 acer Iconia touchscreen tablet. I was tracing an image onto paper on it, but it kept sensing me and I couldn't complete the tracing without the screen changing. So, I was wondering ...
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Windows 7 touch emulate mouse

I have recently bought a small 10" capacitive touchscreen which works in windows 7 with the native HID touch support. For my application, I dont need multi-touch support at all. I need it to exactly ...
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How can I check if a touchscreen device is resistive or capacitive on Linux?

I already have the entry in the /sys directory (for example, /sys/class/input/event6/device.) How can I check if the touchscreen device is resistive or capacitive on Linux? find -L ...
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How do I turn off touch gestures in OS X even when no touchpad is detected?

I have a delicate problem. I use a large multi-touch screen from PQ Labs with a Mac Mini. It is used in an exhibition where I run an application i fullscreen mode. However, since there is a touch ...
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Using touchscreen for right-click drag

I just got a Surface Pro 3, and am trying out some older games designed for mouse control. I found that many of these would be playable even without the type cover (i.e., touchscreen only), except for ...
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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Customize Transition

When you purchase a Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 it comes with software called, "Lenovo Transition" which notifies you which mode the computer is in; laptop, stand, tablet, etc. Is it possible to run custom ...
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Is my multi-touchscreen not behaving correctly to Photoshop, or is it just me?

I'm using this laptop: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/yoga-series/yoga-14/#tab-features I feel like I'm going to end up asking two questions at the same time, so I'll go for the more ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 with a touch screen

I have a Dell Venue 11 Pro 7130 tablet. It came with Windows 8.1 and everything was working properly. Currently the touch screen works in the BIOS. I've installed Win Server 2012 R2 and fully updated ...
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Touchpad support for SublimeText 3

I love SublimeText 3, but the only thing stopping me from buying a licence is the lack of decent touch(pad) support. I often work on the road, and some decent swipe/scroll support on touch and ...
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Is it possible to pinpoint location or position on capacitive touch screens?

I've been researching for days trying to understand if a position can be specifically located on a capacitive screen. Since they are in a XY fashion, can a point or range of points be designated to a ...
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Close PowerPoint Show (ppsx) running on a touch screen PC

On my computer at home, I can get out of a looping PowerPoint Show (ppsx) by right clicking to “End Show.” On the gallery computer at the museum where this PowerPoint Show (ppsx) is shown, it will ...
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Apple TouchID allowing more than one fingerprint? [closed]

I just got an iPhone 6+, with the TouchID sensor. I was experimenting with it, and noticed that the TouchID can store more than one fingerprint (for each "account", which means you can store over 5 ...
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Chrome zooming in on screen touch (like Android does) on Windows 8 touchscreen

I just noticed this "feature" today and I absolutely hate it. On my phone it's a great idea - on my laptop it's awful. Basically, when tapping on objects with a small hitbox, like the checkboxes in ...
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Can I force my touchscreen monitor to receive touch input without being primary?

I looked around to see if someone had a solution to my unique problem, but I only found solutions pointing at Control Panel > Tablet PC Settings > Setup, and this does not work for me. This is my ...
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Touchscreen monitor does not react

The Dell E2014T is connected as second monitor, USB is connected too, drivers are installed, OS is Win7 HP SP1. System Tray shows an icon which opens a dialog to configure gestures and finger-input, ...
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Disable Automatic Magnification on Windows 8 Touchscreen Laptop with Chrome

I have a touchscreen Windows 8 laptop (an Ultrabook). When surfing the web with Google Chrome it very often tries to be helpful by magnifying part of the screen that I touch, perhaps because I'm ...
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Windows Touch Screen With Multiple Monitors Puts Cursor On Wrong Monitor

I have see a lot of people asking this question and getting answers that supposedly worked. NOTHING I have found works for me. I have a default Dell monitor that came with my Dell XPS 1700. It has ...
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Desktop icons with check boxes

The icons on the desktop are displayed by default with a check box. Clicking on one of them will check the box, and a second click is needed to launch the app. Any idea on how to cancel this 'check ...
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My cursor won't show up on Windows 8.1 when i use touch screen

I have Windows 8.1 with custom cursors and my normal mouse cursor (not the link select, move, or any other one) will disappear when i use touch screen (normal so far) but wont come back until i go to ...
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Can I make the Windows 8.1 on-screen touch keyboard semi-transparent?

Is there a way to make the standard Windows 8.1 on-screen touch keyboard semi-transparent? I simply want to be able to type underneath the keyboard and still see what I'm typing, like on the picture ...
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How to use touch-screen on cell phone after removing glass

My friend gave me a really old Metro PCS ZTE Phone with a destroyed glass screen. Surprisingly, the phone still powers on and I was able to fully charge the battery. I removed the broken glass ...
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How can you disable or turn off the Lenovo Ideapad Flex 14 (Windows 8) touch screen function?

I saw some similar questions here, but they applied to a different model of laptop and the answers they provided didn't work as my settings are different. I tried checking the Device Manager but I ...
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Weird Touch Screen Issue in Windows 8.1

I am using a Lenovo G400s with Windows 8.1 x64 bit installed. For the past two days, the touch screen isn't working properly. And by “not properly” I mean it is taking touch even when I'm not ...
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4 beeps on startup, no display, Model: Dell Inspiron 15 (3531) [duplicate]

Whats the problem, I am having 4 beeps on startup and no display, Model: Dell Inspiron 15 (3531). How to fix it?? Plz help me out
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Is there a way to make my touchscreen monitor work sooner after startup?

I recently got an iBUYPOWER desktop tower and a 24" acer touchscreen monitor, which I absolutely love. My only problem is, while my computer starts up from a powered off state very quickly(less than 5 ...
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How is it possible to emulate mouse wheel scrolling using the touch screen on Windows 8.1? I.e. remapping touch gestures to mouse events

I recently bought the Surface Pro 3 and noticed a very annoying problem concerning all applications that do not yet support touch input. For example: The note taking application "Evernote" does ...
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Touchscreen on KDE and Ubuntu?

I just bought a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro... I liked the activity of the touchscreen on Windows, and it makes sense as it does on my smart phone. However, I'm not a regular windows user, so I installed ...
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Choosing the right hardware for an interactive kiosk [closed]

My goal is to develop an interactive kiosk with only touchscreen available to visitors for a local museum. I must admit that I'm a freshman in this part of hardware world, but I really like the sound ...
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Windows 7: Enable touchscreen features for non-touchscreen PCs

Is there a way to hack Windows 7 into thinking that my PC has touchscreen? I am not talking about enabling the on-screen keyboard (OSK), or the Table Input Panel to "simulate" touchscreen. Nor do I ...
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Accessing IE Touch from a Laptop

Even though my Dell XPS 12 has a tablet mode, it seems as though only the desktop version of Internet Explorer can be found. Is there a way to access the touch version of Internet Explorer from a ...
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USB Touchscreens - Unknown Device after PC has been off overnight

I'm out of leads on this problem, and I'm hoping someone will read this and know what to look for. The Problem I have two machines. Both machines are identical in terms of software, hardware, and ...
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HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook 15-4013cl Touchscreen driver for Debian

I have a HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook 15-4013cl which I recently installed Debian Wheezy and KDE. I would really like to use the touchscreen that is on the display of the laptop but I cannot ...
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Using touch screen with non-native aspect ratio

I have a laptop with touch screen (an Asus T100) with Windows 8, and I've downloaded a retro adventure game running using Dosbox (Gabriel Knight 1), which has a different aspect ratio from the screen. ...