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Questions tagged [touchscreen]

Questions about touchscreen laptops or other touchscreen devices and their usage

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Enable touch-scrolling in Firefox

In Firefox, swiping on the touch screen results in selecting text, instead of scrolling (like on an iPad). Is it possible to change the behaviour, so that the touch screen can be used to scroll, while ...
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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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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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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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Browser recognising non-touch screen as a touchscreen

I have recently replaced the primary screen in my triple-monitor arrangement with a touchscreen. Set-up worked like a dream on connecting without the need to change any settings. However, I notice ...
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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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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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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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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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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 multi-...
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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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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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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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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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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 use....
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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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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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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 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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How to prevent finger friction when using touchscreen for a long time?

When I start dragging around touchscreen my finger moves smoothly and easily. However the more I use touchscreen the more resistive the screen/finger gets which makes moving around less pleasant. How ...
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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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Windows 10 PC with two touchscreens. Touch only on one display

I have a PC running Windows 10 and 2x touchscreen monitors. Ive set up the 2nd (right-hand) one to extend from my primary desktop but i can only get the touchscreen to work properly on screen 1. If i ...
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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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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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Touch Keyboard on Windows 10 Logon Screen

We are using Windows 10 on a kiosk system. Normally, the user interacts with the system via touch-screen, but a keyboard is available if required. We have enabled "Automatically show the touch ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to emulate a touchscreen in Win10 in Virtualbox?

I'm a web developer, and part of what I do is test websites and javascript in different browsers. For testing IE and Edge, I use the Virtualbox VMs available at https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/...
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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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Can I use the F-Keys on Windows Touch Keyboard?

Is it possible to access the F-Keys using Windows Touch Keyboard, I'm using Windows 10.
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Windows 10 blue rectangle when dragging window [duplicate]

When I drag a window on my Windows 10 laptop I get this blue rectangle that appears that follows my mouse around and lets me snap the window to a portion of the screen. I suspect that it may have to ...
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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 ...