Questions about touchscreen laptops or other touchscreen devices and their usage

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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 ...
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How can I get back Windows 7 multitouch options?

I'm using a Lenovo X200 Tablet with multitouch, and somewhere along the line an update replaced the amazing Windows 7 mutlitouch features (flicks, panning ect) with almost non-existent custom ...
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Desktop OS for touch screen PC

I am looking for an OS that will work on a touch screen display. This is for a kiosk in a customer's store. This could be rolled out to as many as 500 stores and needs to be solid and maintainable. ...
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Using touch input to simulate mouse/digitizer input on Windows

I am starting remote tutoring this week, using an online whiteboard program such as Twiddla. I recently purchased a set of capacitive styluses to use with a Windows touchscreen tablet I own (currently ...
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Will all capacitive styluses (for iPad, etc.) work just as well on a MacBook Pro trackpad?

I'm looking to get a capacitive stylus to use on my MacBook Pro's trackpad for quick sketches. This article by MacWorld and other reviews seem to indicate that the Griffin stylus and the Wacom Bamboo ...
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Disable On Screen Keyboard in Windows 7

I run Windows Embedded Standard 7 with a multi touch screen (running on the UPDD driver 4.01.10). The system is running an application in kiosk mode with no need for any other input device. The On ...
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Permanently Disable Dell Latitude 2120 Touchscreen in X.org Upon Start-up and Suspend/Restore

In the spirit of full disclosure, below is the background, tl;dr: I am running Lubuntu Oneiric and I want to disable my borked touchscreen, running it on X.org start-up works but suspending the system ...
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How do I disable the Tablet PC Input Panel in Windows 7?

I have a touch screen Windows 7 PC that I'm using for a Kiosk application. It is never necessary for a user to input text. When I tap on the screen, a little keyboard tray nudges out of the left ...
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Multiple multitouch monitor?

Can we connect multiple touchscreen monitor to dual/multi-head GPU, how does the input works on Windows 7? can the O/S handle multiple input from arranged monitor?
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multi-touch for programs that don't support it

I have a touchscreen that I'd like to use with a 3d modeling program. I think that I could be more productive in a 3d environment if I could use touch to navigate in this program but unfortuanatly ...
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Taking notes with a stylus on a capacitive touch device - how do you prevent your hand from causing multi-touch problems?

When taking notes with a stylus on a capacitive touch device like the ipad or android tablets how do you prevent your hand from causing multi-touch problems? When you write, both the stylus and your ...
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How can I make Windows 7 more touch-friendly?

Is there any software that I can install to make my experience on a Windows 7 tablet a bit better? Here are some features I'd like to have: automatically show virtual keyboard when i select a text ...
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Can I run 2 or 3 touch screen monitors on my computer

Does anyone know if I can run 2 or 3 touch screens on my Windows 7 machine? I know I would have to plug in 3 USB cables but would they work?
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touch doesn't “click” in windows 8

I know windows 8 is in its early stages but maybe someone has a solution for this. I can pan and zoom things with my fingers all day but it never interprets my touches as a click (I do get the ...
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Use touchscreen as touchpad?

I bought a Acer Iconia Tab w500 awhile back and all in all I love it. One thing tablets kinda ruin is gaming, especially games not intended for touchscreen devices that don't have a traditional mouse. ...
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Tips for cleaning touch screen

Is cleaning a touch screen LCD any different to cleaning normal LCD? Should one avoid using window cleaner solutions as well? Is distilled water and microfiber the only recommended method? Touch ...
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How can I prevent mouse clicks during Ubuntu screensaver from actually clicking the UI (for a touchscreen terminal)

This might be a dumb question... I've got a touchscreen terminal set up for inventory tracking in my store. I have a screensaver set up on it that appears after 2 minutes with a generic "touch the ...
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How to Enable/Disable “Press and Hold” right click in Win7 from Command Prompt

How can I enable & disable the option of "Press and Hold" for a right click in Windows 7 from the command prompt?