Questions about touchscreen laptops or other touchscreen devices and their usage

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Free-form writing on a touchscreen at any time with Win8

How can I configure a Windows 8 computer with a touchscreen to let me write notes on the screen at any time, right "on top" of whatever else happens to already be on the screen? Basically, I'm ...
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Upgrading to Windows 8 for touchscreen

I am thinking of upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 just for the touchscreen capability. The reason is to get user interaction and input nearly like as with a tablet, only with a Windows PC and ...
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Need driver for touch screen

I have a 10" touch screen for a Raspberry Pi, but the CD along with the touch controller supports only Windows CE, Fedora, SUSE and Red Hat. I tried SUSE and Fedora. The files were in script format, ...
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windows 8 tablet, touch screen and old applications

Yes it's true! old foxpro 2.6 for windows applications are still alive and working great on windows 8 32-bit. However there is a problem on tablet pc: tapping does NOTHING in those old applications. I ...
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Is there a way I can set up my Windows 8 tablet as a graphics tablet for another machine?

I have a Windows 8 Tablet with a pressure sensitive stylus. Is there any way I can use this as an input device for my desktop computer (running Windows 7) and use as a fully supported graphics tablet ...
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Touchscreen touches go to the wrong monitor

I have a Dell Studio 17 running Windows 7 64bit. It's been fine for years but a month or two ago I noticed that when I have an external monitor plugged in, if I try to use the built-in touchscreen ...
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Disable automatic touch keyboard popup on tap

I have a touchscreen laptop running Windows 8, and when I bring the focus to an input field by tapping on it, the on-screen touch keyboard pops up. I find this really annoying. After searching ...
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Is there a way to force the mouse to act like a touchscreen?

I'm getting very annoyed at the way Windows behaves differently depending on whether or not it thinks you have a touch screen. Using the mouse is very clunky and I would like to get the mouse to ...
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Windows 8 Booting But not Showing Login?

So recently, I bought a new laptop with Windows 8. I played around with it for a while and then installed a Mac Skin Pack. I rebooted the laptop and it worked fine, and I used that skin pack for about ...
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How to change my windows 8 domain password without physical keyboard?

I have a Windows 8 tablet without keyboard. I want to change my account password, but in the manual: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/change-your-password Windows authors states that I ...
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Google Chrome: How to select text with touchscreen?

Is it possible to select (and copy after that of course) any text on web page using fingers and touchscreen? I found only one opportunity - double tap selects single word under tap point. But I need ...
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Mouse keeps randomly clicking around the screen

I just reinstalled Windows 8 on my Dell XPS 15 touchscreen laptop and I am having a strange problem. My mouse (apparently) randomly jumps around the screen and clicks something. I was having this ...
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Getting a matrix of capacitance data from a touchpad

I would like to access the raw data from my touchpad before the data is processed into a single X,Y coordinate. Instead, I would like a grid of values as portrayed here: (image from ...
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Firefox touch scrolling sometimes stops working

I'm trying to use Firefox (Nighty-ELM build 20.0a1, and also "normal" 18.0.1) on my touchscreen VAIO Duo 11. I have noticed that the touch-scrolling (slide finger on screen, website follows finger ...
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Possibility to translate all mouse clicks with shifted coords. (Or touchscreen issue with non native screen resolution.)

I bought new notebook with touchscreen (dreams come true!), and in addition to the work I want to play old games on it. My video card fully supports non native screen resolutions and displays the ...
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Show Windows 8 Taskbar with Touch Screen

I have been searching for an answer for this for a while and have not found anything. On Windows 8 with a touch screen, I have the task bar set to autohide (something I've preferred in Windows ...
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How does optical touch touchscreen technology fare against the others?

I am currently looking to buy a touch screen monitor, and one web site caught my eyes http://touchscreen-monitors-review.toptenreviews.com/ according to it there are several types of touch screen ...
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Can one write on those new Windows 8 touchscreen ultrabooks with a stylus?

One of the primary reasons I would get an Asus S400CA-DH51T or the Lenovo S230U would be to write on the Microsoft OneNote application to take notes during class. However, I've only seen people press ...
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Disabling touchscreen when display is closed

I'm wanting to know how to disable the touch screen when the lid is closed. I have recently purchased a windows 8 computer with a touchscreen. The problem is that when the display is closed, the touch ...
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On Windows 8 how an I adjust the touchscreen scrolling momentum

I have two Windows 8 devices -- A Surface RT and a Toshiba all-in-one. On the Surface if I do a fast swipe from right-to-left the screen scrolls quickly and continues to scroll after I've lifted my ...
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How to shut down the “Tablet PC input panel” in windows8

OK, this is the most terrible thing to me that the servers in windows 8 it made the IME for japanese which when i handwritting on it that alway made my hannwritting lagged for 2-3 sec the end is it ...
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Windows 8 Start screen search with touch keyboard

On the Desktop I see the keyboard icon in the tray, but in the Start screen there is no such icon. How do I bring up the on-screen keyboard to search using touch in the Start screen?
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Replace laptop monitor with touchscreen

I have an old Dell XPS M1530. I just replaced the hard drive with an SSD and installed Windows 8. I was wondering if it's possible for me to replace the screen with a touch screen LCD panel and use ...
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Tablet-PC display won't turn off when inactive

My Dell Latitude XT tablet PC display (touchscreen) won't turn off when inactive. The hard drive on this laptop died, so I installed a new hard drive. Both the old and new hard drives use(d) Windows ...
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Windows 8 Touch and Dual Monitors

Moving to Windows 8 in the near future and I love the whole touch screen aspect of it. I plan to use it at my office with dual monitors. Question is: If I have two monitors, can only one of them be ...
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How can I disable the touch features from Windows7?

When I hooked up my touchscreen monitor to my Win7 machine, the touchscreen basically worked like a mouse. I had no multi-touch features, tap was a click, that was it. After rebooting the machine, ...
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Stop touch screen press from moving mouse pointer Windows 8

I have a 2 screen setup with Windows 8 pro, one is a normal monitor and the other is a touch screen. When using the touch screen to do anything it moves the mouse pointer to that location and then I ...
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How can i adjust for swiping in from an edge when my touchscreen has a bezel?

My laptop has a touchscreen. Windows 8 is designed for touchscreen. Score. But the problem is that many important Windows 8 gestures, by default, watch for swipes that cross the boundary from ...
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How to access the Quick Link / Admin Menu in Windows 8 using touch?

In Windows 8.0 and Windows RT you can right-click in the bottom-left corner to access a menu of commonly used desktop links. You can access the same menu with the keyboard using Windows+X. Is there ...
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How can I get Windows 8 to automatically disable touch when I am using my Wacom pen and turn it back on when I am not

I have an HP convertible tablet computer which I just upgraded to Windows 8. The problem (which existed under Windows 7 as well) is that this tablet has both a capacitive touch screen (with ...
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Can a touchscreen be used as a functional secondary in windows 8?

I have recently purchased windows 8, and unlike some I'm really enjoying the metro interface. I'd just like to know whether I can attach a second monitor, touchscreen enabled, and use that as a ...
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Reverse X axis of touchscreen on Windows 8?

I have an aftermarket touchscreen that was installed on Windows XP and is now running on Windows 8. For Windows XP I had a driver that only detected mouse input via the touchscreen. Windows 8 does a ...
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Why does mouse behavior differ in Windows 8?

Why do the default mouse driver and settings feel different in Windows 8, as compared to Windows 7. Is there is a way to make the mouse behave more like it did in Windows 7? Others have also noticed ...
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How do I open the new Start page with multitouch/pen input?

When you mouse to the bottom left corner, you get the Start button. However when I do this with touch or pen input, nothing comes up. Is there some way to get back to the start menu without using a ...
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Screen registers multiple phantom touches

I have a Dell Precision M4600 (with capacitive touch screen) running Windows 8. Normally, I connect two monitors via docking station and keep my laptop closed. When I undock and use the laptop ...
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Possible to use an older tablet with Windows 8?

I have an older tablet with a single touch monitor laying around. Is possible to use the touch features of windows 8 with this older touch technology? Will I lose a significant amount of ...
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Emulating touch screen on Windows 8 with a Touch-Pad

I am currently running Windows 8 Pro RTM (MSDN) and wonder if there is any way to use the touch-pad as some kind of touchscreen for it or maybe just gestures. I have a Synaptics Touch-pad, searching ...
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What cable would be used for a touch screen

I was told that any monitor could be turned into a touch screen if you have the right software. This has got to be old news, or even a myth. Please shed some light on this if you can. Am I wrong? My ...
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Can you run Windows 8 on a 800x480 small-screen device?

I have installed Windows 8 Pro on a PC without problems. However, when a MiMo 7" touchscreen is used instead of the main monitor, and the desktop is running at a 800x480 resolution, the regular ...
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Touchscreen windows logon setup

I am installing a new TouchScreen in an industrial Kitchen. Its a cool machine, heat/cold resistant. It uses Windows 7. Here is the user setup I've made: ItAdmin (Administrator account, with ...
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Control Windows 8 with a tablet

It seems much of Windows 8 is based on the idea that it will be running on tablets, and touch screen PCs. I like this, but I don't have a W89 tablet, or a touch PC yet. I'm running W8 on a laptop, ...
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Cant scroll/swipe on touchscreen using dual monitors

I currently have dual monitors, of which one is a touchscreen. The touchscreen, an AOC e2239Fwt, is connected with a HDMI cable and USB. The other monitor, a Medion screen, is connected with a VGA ...
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Touch gestures in IE not working without explorer.exe being run once

Edit: Rephrasing my question: Upon further troubleshooting, I can conclude that: Touch gestures (dragging, pinch to zoom, touch-and-hold right click) in Internet Explorer start to work when: The ...
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Windows 7 Tablet Touchscreen Sensitivity, Can it be adjusted?

currently I have a Windows 7 Touchscreen tablet. The tablet is ok otherwise, but the screen is very sensitive to the point where I barely graze with a finger or its pen and it registers as a touch. ...
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Integrating touch screen in a multi-screen setup

I am running a multi-screen workstation (seven Dell 24" screens). I would like to change one of my screens to be a touch screen and use it as my main desktop in the configuration. Is this possible? ...
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Fixing a Gateway ZX4800 (touchscreen)

Normally, I could solve this issue by replacing a video card, bad RAM, CPU, etc, etc.. But in the case of the ZX4800, I do not know where to begin. The computer/touchscreen partially boots/POSTs, ...
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How to make Elo touchscreen working for Linux?

Elo touchscreen model: Elo TouchSystems, Inc. Elo TouchSystems 2700 IntelliTouch(r) Problem description: My problem + others problem with this is that, when i touch-over (mouse-over) the ...
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(Re)Calibrating the touch screen on HP Laserjet Pro MFP

I have a HP Laserjet Pro 400 color MFP m475dw. I am running OSX Snow Leopard. While I was cleaning dust from the control panel touch screen, it spontaneously decided to calibrate the touch screen ...
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How can I enable touch input without having a touch device present?

I'm trying to find a way to enable touch style input in Windows 8. Specifically, I want to have the touch friendly user interface. I'm looking at doing an experiment where I use a Wiimote for input, ...
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Use a touchscreen as a keyboard and mouse for a desktop

Is there a program or utility that allows me to connect a touchscreen to my desktop PC and use it as a keyboard input device? My plan is to upgrade the screen on my laptop, pair the old screen with a ...