Questions about touchscreen laptops or other touchscreen devices and their usage

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hide mouse cursor in ubuntu (for touchscreen)

I've recently got a tablet pc (JooJoo.com]) and I've got it nicely set up with Jolicloud - an Ubuntu derivative like Mint - (thanks to the joojoo forum) but I can't hide the mouse cursor in Gnome. ...
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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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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 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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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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Why are there no matte touchscreens? [closed]

Something I've been wondering about for a while... Why are there no (capacitive) matte touchscreens in laptops or mobile devices? For a while, matte screens have been rare, presumely because glossy ...
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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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Mix touchscreen and non-touch screen monitors in Windows 7?

Is it possible to have two monitors in Windows 7, one touch screen and the other not? Obviously you would need a mouse to interact with the non-touch screen, but could you still use the touch ...
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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 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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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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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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Wireless touch screen monitor [closed]

Does anyone make a wireless touch screen monitor that would be could be used kind of like a tablet pc? Basically I want something that could sit on my lap and allow me to view and control a nearby ...
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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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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 ...
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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 will windows7 act on two touchscreens?

On a PC with Windows7 OS two display ports (1x VGA, 1x DVI) and two RS232 hardwired COM-ports are present. I want to connect two touchscreen displays to this PC. BUT ... when I touch one screen, I ...
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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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Turning TV into touch screen [closed]

We have a 55" LCD TV that'll be hooked up to a computer. We'd like to turn it into some sort of touch screen where we can use it to whiteboard/annotate. What options do we have to accomplish this? ...
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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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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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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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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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Customizing Chrome Tab Bar

I have a touch screen monitor, which does not sense touch well around the edges of the monitor. I use google chrome as my web browser, and its hard to click on the tabs (because they are at the ...
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Move the mouse without clicking using a touchscreen

In many occasions you have to move the mouse over an area of the screen or an element in an interface without clicking on it. is there a way to achieve this? I use windows 8.1 on a Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 ...
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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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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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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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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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Looking for a collection of touch (pen) friendly applications on Windows 7

I would like to gather everyone's knowledge to create a list of touch screen friendly applications (for tablet PC). I see many nice widgets/applications on Android or iOS that were created with touch ...
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Dual Touchscreens in Different Rooms

I'm planning on having one dual-core system running two touchscreens, each in its own room in the house. I'd like to be able to use the internet on one, while someone else uses the other to record ...
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How do I enable in-place tablet pc input panel for non tablet PCs?

Is it possible to enable the in-place tablet PC input panel on a non-tablet PC? I have checked the "For tablet pen input, show the Input Panel icon next to the text entry area when possible" checkbox ...
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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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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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Is it possible to start Windows 8 with the touchscreen disabled (intentionally)?

Scenario: touchscreen damaged, so once Windows is loaded it clicks around and there is no way to do anything. I was wondering if there a way to load Windows with the touchscreen disabled on purpose? ...
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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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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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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, ...