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Questions tagged [touchscreen]

Questions about touchscreen laptops or other touchscreen devices and their usage

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How to make the Windows desktop on-screen keyboard open then minimise on startup and wake?

Like most people with "hybrid" touchscreen devices on Windows 8 or 8.1 (Windows 10 isn't an option for me right now for various reasons), I'm constantly annoyed by the "metro-style" on-screen keyboard ...
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Could the magnet used in smartphone covers damage the device?

I am reading reviews of a smartphone cover with magnetic lock and some people reported that the magnet causes their phone screen to go dark. why is this happening and could this actually damage the ...
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Huge icons in Powerpoint

I have a new laptop with a pretty nice touch screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440px. In Powerpoint (it's version 2016) all the icons are super huge such that I can't even see the entire menu. Any ...
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Wrong Touchscreen mapping

Using two Touchscreens (Could not install the win7x64 Drivers from acer.com, win10 sais its not compatible): Acer T230H (Primary) Acer T230H If i put a finger on the 1st, the Position of the touch-...
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Muting mouse click on specific part of tablet screen

My surface tablet has broken screen. It just automatically clicks a very specific part of the screen. So I can't use it because mouse cursor goes to that part with frequency higher than 1 click per ...
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Lenovo Edge laptop with Windows 8 has white, flashing dots on the touch screen

after spraying my touch screen lightly with a screen cleaner [duh] and wiping it with a microfiber cloth, I have several flashing dots on my screen. Rebooting hasn't helped. The touch screen is ...
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Turn Surface pen on and touch off

When using a pen on the Surface or similar computer, resting the hand on the screen can trigger unwanted actions. How can the hand-touch function be disabled while allowing pen functions to continue ...
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Laptop touchscreen acting like a mouse after eGalaxTouch driver installation on Windows 10

I have been using windows 10 for a week now without any problems. Today windows 10 installed "eGalaxTouch - Other hardware - USB Touchscreen Controller(A103)" through windows update. It has turned my ...
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Does the negative end of a battery works better than a capacitive stylus because of electric charge?

I have a tablet with a capacitive touchscreen. I bought a wacom bamboo stylus duo which I thought was a good stylus. But the effect is rather disappointing. I get broken lines all over the screen when ...
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How can I control+click files/folders with a touch screen and on screen keyboard in windows 8.1?

Using a keyboard and mouse you can intermittently select files by pressing control and clicking the files you want to select. When using the touch screen the control button no longer functions in the ...
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can i make a old touch screen monitor in to a touchpad for a laptop

I have a old laptop touch HP that does not work and I was wandering if I could us the touch screen monitor as a touch pad for my other laptop? is that possible? I jut want it to us it to draw nothing ...
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Get Windows 10 touch screen check gray on device with touch screen

On both my laptop and tablet (which each have touch screens), I see the following screen when checking the Get Windows 10 app. Does this mean that my touch screen drivers will not work with Windows ...
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How do active stylii work on touchscreen displays?

I recently bought an Acer laptop. Then I tried to buy an Acer stylus. The salesperson at the online store told me that one model would work. It turns out he was wrong, and that my laptop has no ...
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Disable touch screen with keyboard input only

I am trying to disable the touch screen on my laptop because it is broken. There is a crack in the glass over top of the screen which is causing Windows to think there are random taps occurring ...
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Enabling Classic Long Click Behavior On Windows 8.1 Tablets

I have several programs installed on a new Windows 8.1 tablet, that require a long left-mouse button press to perform certain actions. The problem is, I can't seem to mimic this functionality when ...
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How to debounce a touch (or left mouse click) in Windows?

I have a tablet with defective touchscreen. It often treat a single tap as double tap. As a result, it frequently zoom in and out. I have tried Touch Calibration and it did not help. I wonder if ...
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Firefox on X11 — Can I use the multitouch gestures with a touchscreen?

Firefox has support for some multitouch gestures on desktop (pinch and swipe at least) -- is there any way to get them working with a touchscreen right now, or will they only work with a touchpad?
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How can I Re-Enable the Windows 8.1 Start Button?

For some reason I'm unable to click or tap (Touchscreen) on the Windows start button in the bottom left. If I use a keyboard, I can bring up the start menu, but not with mouse. If I move the taskbar ...
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Single Click with touch screen on some web link

I am the owner of a beautiful Dell Inspiron touch. Everything works like a charm, windows can be moved dragged and resized, links can be opened, with the proper gestures I can emulate right clicks and ...
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How to disable weird scrolling change in Windows 8.1 Explorer

I've been having this issue where every time I scroll in a Windows Explorer window using my touchpad the cursor changes to this weird dot. For a lack of better words it just scrolls funny in explorer ...
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Windows 7 touch and hold move/jitter tolerance

I recently acquired a tablet PC with a Wacom resistive touchscreen, and doing a right click on it is almost impossible, most of the time the computer interprets it as a drag event because of noise or ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 don'...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...