Questions about touchscreen laptops or other touchscreen devices and their usage

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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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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 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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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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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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How to do a long left click on a W8 touch screen?

An Windows application I use requires a long left click on a button. I didn't manage to do it on a Windows 8 tablet. On Windows 8, a long touch leads to a right click. Is there a way to change this ...
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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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Touchscreen/pen calibration issues on windows 7

I have a machine (Fujitsu T5010 dual digitiser) where the touchscreen and pen calibration is out. On the top left corner it is correct; on the bottom right it's out by about 2cm in both axes. Running ...
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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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Is there anyway to (easily) convert a regular LCD monitor into a touchscreen monitor?

I've seen some kind of overlay thing you can get for CRT monitors to make them touchscreen(I saw this at a movie theater) and I was completely amazed. Well, I want to do this to my LCD monitor. Where ...
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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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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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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 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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Does the Mimo 720-s touchscreen work with Windows 7?

Does the Mimo 720-S work with Windows 7's multi-touch? Their website doesn't mention anything newer than Vista. Even though it's a touch, it doesn't mention multi-touch. Has anyone tried one with ...
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Changing drag & drop behaviour in Windows 7's explorer for touch screen use

I have a new touch screen, and am playing around with its functionality. The most productive use for me is organizing files (literally) by hand. It's fun working through a list of files, dragging and ...
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Does Windows 7 multi-touch work with every touch screen?

Will Windows 7's multi-touch work on every touch screen? Edit: Ok, do you think some of these drivers would work backwards compatible? If not, how would I recognize if it supports it (if it's not of ...
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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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Lenovo flex 15 touch keyboard settings

Is there a way to have the touchscreen keyboard pop up automatically when the lenovo flex 15 is in stand mode and I press on a writable field (like a mobile phone would do)? it runs windows 8.1
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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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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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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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Linux kernel: getting ELAN touchscreen to work, USB debug related

This problem is actually known (ext: ELAN Touchscreen regression in recent 3.12's), but has no known solution up to kernel 3.13.6: [ 3844.533281] usb 2-7: new full-speed USB device number 91 using ...
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How to turn on touchscreen on Samsung ativ book 5

I have a Samsung ativ book 5 laptop that comes with Windows 8 preinstalled. One of the features that this laptop supports is touch screen. It is disabled by default and I've been searching trough ...
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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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Windows 8.1 — disable touch screen?

My computer comes with a touch screen. I may want that someday, but right now I don't. Is there a way to disable it? I am running Windows 8.1. Thanks! EDIT: When I go to Pen and touch via ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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Performing a modifier+click action with a touchscreen?

I'm using a Windows 8 touchscreen laptop and want to be able to perform modified clicks with touches. Most notably and frequently used for me is the Ctrl+Click action, as well as Shift+Click and ...
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Simulate touch system Windows 8.1

Is there any way to use the touch keyboard un windows 8.1 as if the system where touch screen? I´ve installed an old touch screen (3M Multitouch, serial port), and want the touch-keyboard to appears ...
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How do I disable the small pen cursor in Windows 7?

I have a Windows 7 machine running a touch-driven application, and whenever a user touches the screen, this small diamond shaped cursor appears. I believe the cursor is intended for pen and tablet ...
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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro touch screen not working anymore

I ran a bunch installers today trying to fix the Bluetooth, and now the screen touch gestures does not work anymore. Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro drivers are here: ...
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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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IE11 webmail issues with touch, Chrome seems not to have

So my company is starting to experiment with giving users tablets (Windows 8.1, Dell Venue 11 tablets). And I'm running into an issue with our webmail application. On a desktop, you'd normally have to ...
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My Dell Venue 11 Pro loses the touch screen

My Dell Venue 11 Pro loses contact with the touch screen from time to time. I can pop it onto the keyboard and continue working, but the only way to get touch back is to completely recycle the power. ...
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Drawing on touchscreen like iPad with digital pen and recording it as video

I need to record an educational video like udacity or coursera. I want teacher to use digital pen on a touchsreen device like iPad or similar to demonstrate examples. And I need to record the iPad ...
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Can HDMI Transmit Touch Screen Data using MHL Adapter

I did a bit of research into MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) and discovered it has the following feature according to Wikipedia: HDMI-CEC control of remote devices. ...
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Touchscreen calibration troubles in Windows 8.1 using Eyefinity

I'm using Radeon Eyefinity to make a single desktop display of 3 monitors side by side. Problem is, when setting up the touchscreen, windows 8.1 thinks that that's just one monitor, so when you set it ...
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How can I tell which laptop touch-screens work well with a stylus (for drawing/taking notes)? [closed]

I'm looking for a laptop with a touch-screen and stylus for drawing/note-taking. I've read the difference between the different kinds of styluses, but that's only half the story - what about the ...
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Multiple Touch Screen Displays on NVIDIA premium mosaic not calibrating correctly - Windows

I currently have 3 LG touch screen displays (1920x1080) connected to a NVIDIA Quadro K5000 graphics card. The card itself has 2 x DVI and 2 Display ports. I've connected the displays using 2x ...
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Touch scrolling on Netbeans IDE

I've just installed Netbeans on my Surface Pro and got everything set up (larger font sizes ftw) but was wondering if there's any way to scroll through the text editor using the touch screen? At the ...