Questions about touchscreen laptops or other touchscreen devices and their usage

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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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disable touch screen nx008hd8g

i am a tattooist I pull most images on my comp. I have a tablet now am tracing off it.. want to trace off it need the touch screen disabled so that I can adjust image than lock screen and then trace. ...
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Detecting touch screen presses in AutoHotkey in Windows 8

I am using a Dell Venue 8 Pro running Windows 8.1 32 bit. I am trying to use AutoHotkey to map certain regions of the screen to certain buttons on the keyboard, in order to be able to use the touch ...
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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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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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Can't write legibly using a stylus on an Asus Transformer T100TA

I recently bought an Asus Transformer T100TA to be used for note taking; mostly typing, but with the occasional drawing or bit of handwriting with the touch screen. Because the majority of my notes ...
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How do you select text on IE desktop with touch gestures?

When using IE10 or IE11 in desktop mode, how do you select text using touch gestures? Double tap zooms in; tap-and-hold is the equivalent of right-clicking at that pointer location. Is text ...
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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 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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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 I disable the touch screen on Windows 8.1 for a Lenovo X220?

I would like to try disabling the touch screen on my Lenovo X220 to diagnose odd mouse jumps. Looking at Lenovo forum answers the way to do this is to 'Go to Control Panel "Pen and Touch" and uncheck ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I set up a touchscreen as the non-primary monitor in a dual monitor situation?

I have been looking for information about using a second monitor, and thought of using a touchscreen. Will a touchscreen monitor work in a dual setup if it is not the main monitor? I haven't found ...
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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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How to completely disable Touch Screen on Windows 7

I have a Dell Precision laptop, and on Windows 7 I've been having trouble with the touch screen. The cursor jumps around the screen when I'm not touching it. I'm not sure if it's a driver issue, or a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Disabling charms bar in windows 8.1 for touchscreens

I am setting up a computer with a 42" touch-screen for public presentation of life-sensor data. I disabled all hot corners in the pc settings and also in the properties window of the task bar, I ...
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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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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 ...