A touchscreen is a computer display that responds to tactile input. Touchscreens are often used as a supplement or replacement for a mouse; the user touches the object onscreen to be manipulated directly rather than clicks on it with a mouse pointer.

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Laptop with a touchscreen: How to configure specific screen gestures in 12.04

I got nice laptop with a touchscreen (HP Envy TM m7). It came pre-installed with Windows 8 and I promptly put Ubuntu on it. Due to some issues, 13.04 wouldn't work so I went with the 12.04.02 LTS ...
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How to identify relation between HID /dev/input/* files and real hardware?

My friend had problems with touchscreen (they are gone after two reboots) after her sister used her laptop and when I tried to help I didn't find a way to identify /dev/input/* files. One way I've ...
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How do I make Thinkpad X220T Tablet with multitouch screen work?

I am have a Thinkpad X220T with the multitouch screen. This model comes with two options for the screen, only one has the multitouch capabilities. My question is strictly about touchscreen NOT the ...
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HTML5 multi touch events from touch screen

I have a Ubuntu machine with a 24" touchscreen and it is working fine. I can move the mouse, do gestures with several touch points and such so the hardware is working fine. Now I wonder if it is ...
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Recommendations for a touchscreen laptop [closed]

Which touchscreen computers work best with Ubuntu? I'm looking for one and am wondering what the best one is.
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cannot calibrate touchscreen

I installed 11.04 on a WeTab (although wetab os is now gonne, only 11.04 now). I use the eGalax Inc. USB TouchController device driver. I want to calibrate the screen using Touchscreen Settings, but I ...
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How can I simulate a right-click in Kubuntu 10.10 when using a touchscreen?

i am running Kubuntu 10.10 on my WeTab Tablet PC. As this Tablet has no mouse (but a touchscreen), I would like to configure Kubuntu in a way that allows to perform a right-click. In Ubuntu (not ...
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Touch monitors for Ubuntu?

I'm looking for a touchscreen monitor that is at least 19 inches diagonally and is fairly cheap (hopefully a similar price to the Windows 7 touch monitors made by HP, Dell, Planar, etc., which are ...
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Mouse jumps between using touchscreen and touchpad

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit on an ASUS VivoBook x202e for reference. The laptop I got has a touchscreen (which I'm liking so far). One annoyance I noticed in Ubuntu, however, is that switching ...
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Supported laptop with touchscreen? [closed]

I'd like to know whether there exists hardware that satisfies these requirements: Working well with a recent Ubuntu (I'd like 13.10 to work well) having a touchscreen It looks like we are in an ...
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How to hide the mouse cursor

I'm building a kiosk using Ubuntu Precise on a touch screen. Now I'm looking for the appropriate way to make the mouse cursor disappear. As people know where they are pointing, displaying an arrow ...
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How do I calibrate a touchscreen on a dual monitor system?

I have a dual monitor setup of two different sizes. My primary monitor is a 23 in widescreen Acer T230H touchscreen, and the second is a regular 20 in. When I go to use the touchscreen, the cursor ...
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Adding touch to Grub2?

Are there any projects out there working to add touch sensitivity to Grub2? If not what touch libraries exist in Ubuntu 13.04 that may be a possible candidates to implement this after integrating? ...
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Toshiba DX735 Touch Screen Doesn't Work

I just purchased this PC, and I'm going to dual-boot it with Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. I know that the touchscreen doesn't work when I use a Ubuntu 11.10 Live CD (32-bit). Is there a driver that will ...
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How do I get brightness working on a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga?

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga. It's been working flawlessly with Windows 8 - 9 hour battery life, awesome touchscreen, 4-second boot times. So obviously I wanted to try Ubuntu 12.10. Well, I ...
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Touchscreen woes: Attempt to scroll using touchscreen is recognized as a click and drag/select

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a HP Envy 4t-1105dx with touchscreen. Everything except Wifi (Atheros AR9565 doesn't work out of the box) and touchscreen (mostly working) works. I believe that the Envy ...
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Asus Touchscreen Laptop Linux. Would it work?

I got an Asus touchscreen laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. If dual boot is a problem, can I just purge Windows 8, and make it a Linux only system without sacrificing the touchscreen feature?
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Acer Aspire Z5610 Touchscreen All-in-One Dual Boot

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on Wubi in a Windows 7 environment. After successful installation and reboot, I am presented with the dual-boot prompt as expected. However, my keyboard/mouse are ...
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What virtual keyboards are available which are most touch-friendly?

I've installed the 12.0.4 beta on my Dell latitude XT2 and although I can navigate Dash with my fingers, but the Onboard onscreen keyboard does not pop up when I want to search for applications in ...
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TouchScreen recognized, but not working in 13.04

First, let me mention that one of the first things I tested was the fact that the touchscreen was operating during the GUI installation process. Now that we've established that... After full ...
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Two finger touchscreen gestures on ubuntu 13?

Ubuntu worked with my new touchscreen enabled notebook (Dell Inspiron 14R) out-of-the-box, which was a pleasant surprise. But it seems to have only three and four finger gestures, as hinted here: ...
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How to embed on-screen keyboard into gnome-screensaver 3.x unlock screen?

The gconf value /apps/gnome-screensaver/embedded_keyboard_enable in Oneiric no longer works obviously. Is there a way to show virtual keyboard in gnome-screensaver 3.x? Does similar dconf value exist? ...
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Disable touch on Bamboo Touch&Pen CTH-460

Running Ubuntu 11.04. Got a bamboo Touch&Pen CTH-460 and it works out of the box. The pen response works great but the finger response is horrible. Is there a way to disable the finger response ...
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Make touchscreen working with Ubuntu 13.10 on Dell XPS13

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my new Dell XPS 13 laptop but I cannot make the touchscreen working. The OS sees the SYNAPTICS touchscreen: ste@ste-XPS13-9333:~$ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Configuring touchscreen

I'm trying to calibrate touchscreen on Ubuntu 10.10. My problem is that touchscreen is working, but calibration is horribly off - I'm able to navigate only a small portion of upper-left corner (while ...
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Which package should I file a bug against for pen input?

I have a Fujitsu LifeBook T900, and I have a problem with Ubuntu on it. This laptop has a touch screen meant to be used with an accompanying stylus (i.e. it only works with the stylus, and not with ...
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How to change touch screen functionality from a relative to an absolute pointing device?

I'm using a Serial Wacom Tablet touch device on an HP EliteBook 2740p. The capacitive finger touch device (Serial Wacom Tablet touch) works, but is set to relative positioning instead of absolute. ...
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Does the Thinkpad X41 Touchscreen work with Ubuntu?

I was just wondering if laptop touch screens, such as the one on the ThinkPad X41 were compatible with Ubuntu. I have my new stylus coming in the mail, so I can't see for myself yet.
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How do I disable the touchscreen drivers?

I have a touchscreen, but the drivers are not working properly and interfere with my mouse. Is it possible to disable my touchscreen , so that I can work again properly?
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How to enable multi-touch gestures on Lenovo Thinkpad W510 w/touchscreen - 12.04 w/Unity

I am wondering how the user in this video got his W510 configured to use multi-touch with his touchscreen. I did a sudo apt-get install utouch but I need some handholding in where to go next. ...
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What is the easiest way to launch Dash with a single-touch screen and auto-hidden launcher?

There is a lot of devices with a single-touch screen and the Oneiric Unity has no always-visible Dash icon. So, how can I get it without keyboard providing that moving pointer to the edge is almost ...
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Calibrate Touch screen permanently

I have a usb touchscreen and a calibration app, but whenever the usb gets bumped it uncalibrates. Is there a way to permanently calibrate it?
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How do I switch the Ubuntu Nexus 7 onscreen keyboard to show “()”, “{}” characters?

I managed to get the "(" and ")" characters displayed once in the onscreen keyboard but I don't know how I did it. What is the secret to getting these special characters to be included?
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How do I get the touchscreen working on a VAIO VPCL237FX?

Tried searching but no one has this model/series it seems. Anyone know of any working touchscreen drivers for the VAIO VPCL2XXX series desktop all in ones? Device is NextWindow Voltron
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Where I can find a summary of Ubuntu's current functionality on touch screen devices?

Is there an Ubuntu site where I can find a summary of Ubuntu's current functionality on touch screen devices? And, hopefully, a list of touch screen devices still in production that it will run on?
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How can I enable Multitouch features on My Desktop Touch Screen

I have a "Medion" Touchscreen (bought from Aldi). The display works perfectly, as do single touch inputs. However, despite the screen being multitouch capable, I can't get multitouch gestures to work. ...
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Configure Atmel MaxTouch Digitizer on Samsung ATIV 6

I am trying to figure out how to configure the touch screen for my Samsung ATIV 6. I am running Kubuntu 13.04. It is an Amtel maXTouch Digitzer. It recognizes touch, but it only single clicks. Also, ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on a PC that has a touch screen?

Specifically the HP ENVY TouchSmart All-in-One 20-d003la - All in one - 1 x Core i3 3220 / 3.3 GHz. I mean, if the touch screen will recognize the 5 fingers?
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Can we change the UI on Ubuntu on Nexus 7 to make it more touch friendly?

The UI is not exactly touch friendly in Ubuntu running on the Nexus 7. The buttons are small, there are only a few multi-touch gestures, etc.
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Touchscreen mouse “locks” on a ThinkCentre 91Z?

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre 91Z all in one pc with AMD graphics and ILITEK multitouch. I am using ubuntu 12.10 and latest catalyst drivers and it seems to be working ok. I have a problem similar to ...
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Does the touch interface on new Windows 8 computers work in Ubuntu?

I'm a new linux/Ubuntu user. I realize that multitouch exists for touchpads, but are touch screens supported?
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Inconsistent mouse X events for Acer T231H multitouch monitor

Looks like a bug OK, I believe this is a bug in the xorg evdev driver, but as ubuntu-bug for precise so kindly asked me to work this trough the support channels, I first went ant reported this here. ...
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Touch screen support Asus EP121

Has anyone installed 12.04 on the Asus EP121, and if so, what works? Of all things, the touch screen would be the most important. Has anyone had any luck with it?
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How do I left-click a Java Application on a WeTab running Ubuntu 12.10? (workaround defect in Onboard)

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my weTab. Everything works perfectly (albeit slowly) and I can touch and use every application execpt ones written in Java. When I start any Java Application the ...
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Enabling multitouch, right-click, screen-keyboard, pitch-zoom, etc. on tablet

I want to install Ubuntu 11.10 on my Tablet (MSI WindPad 110W, currently running windows 8), but the touch-controls are not as it should be: Multitouch doesn't work. Which software/settings do I ...
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Which is the best version of Ubuntu to use on a tablet device?

can Ubuntu installed and use on xoom or ipad ? ( or other touch screen monitor like kiosk ) . Is there a special build or package i need to install ?
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Touch screen, wacom, producing lines offscreen (Xournal et al)

I'm getting an error writing in Xournal that looks like this: That is, whenever my pen touches the screen, it draws a line from upper left off-screen to the point where I connect. I remember ...
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Is there a “show touches” application?

Is there an application that will "show touches" similar to what is found in Android's developer options? I have a 10 point multitouch monitor (Planar Helium PCT2785) and it appears to only support ...
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Bugs in touch-screen on Dell Developers Edition with 12.04? [closed]

I just got this 13" Dell XPS13-9333 laptop ( AKA Sputnik - http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/xps-13-linux/pd ). Personally, I was hoping to be able to use the touch-screen a lot, but it has been buggy ...
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Touchpad disabled and cursor invisible with touchscreen laptop on 13.10

I have an ASUS S400C running Ubuntu 13.10. After shutting down overnight and restarting this morning, I noticed there was no visible mouse cursor and trackpad events were not firing - no left or right ...