Questions tagged [touchscreen]

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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Ubuntu 20.04, on-screen keyboard not showing when using touchscreen on LENOVO YOGA 500

Well, the title says it. I have a Lenovo yoga 500, recently updated to 20.04. When I was on 19.10, the keyboard used to show automatically when I touch a textbox. However, now it won't open, unless I ...
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What's the next step in resolving non-working touchscreen?

The touchscreen on my dual-boot laptop doesn't work on Ubuntu. I've been looking around to what might be causing the problems and how to solve them but I've run into a dead end. The hardware works ...
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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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Disable touchscreen on closing laptop lid

I configured my laptop so the display screen stays on and unlocked when I close the lid, because I want to do sleep and lock manually when I need it to. This works fine so far with only one drawback, ...
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Random clicking and draging and ghost touching is happening on my Acer Spin 5

I purchased the Acer Spin 5 laptop yesterday and put Ubuntu 16.04 on it. I am hitting a very annoying bug which causes apparently random clicks and dragging. I believe the problem is with the ...
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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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Weird message about Wireless keyboard very low in power when changing to tablet mode (Ubuntu 18.04 on HP Pavilion x360)

I have a laptop HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0009la with a dual boot windows and ubuntu systems. When i am in ubuntu and convert the laptop to tablet and try to use the software keyboard in the touchscreen, ...
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Caribou On Screen Keyboard Shift Key Not Working

I recently got a new Wacom Mobile Studio Pro 13. A tablet computer (no trackpad, no physical keyboard, just a few buttons on the left hand side, with a Wacom stylus). When I first login into an ...
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How do you detect physical screen flip on a 2-in-1 Notebook?

Making the display flip is pretty straight forward. I detected that on my Dell Inspiron 15-7568 I have the following setup: $ xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 3840 x 2160, maximum 32767 x ...
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Make a right click with Super ( or another key )+left click

I have an xps 13 (2015), I can't manage to make a right click with the touchscreen by any means. I tought a good solution would be to make a Super+left click, a bit like the alt+left click to drag a ...
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Screen Rotation on 20.04 with Gnome 3.36 not working as expected

I have the following problem: Screen rotation works like a charm but there is an annoying problem: When i try to open a video in fullscreen mode the screen orientation switches after about 2 seconds (...
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No Response on Dell XPS-13 2-in-1 Touch Screen; What Can I Run to Diagnose?

I am unable to get any response from my touch screen on my Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (2020). It works fine on Windows (using Windows 10) but doesn't respond to any touch-events with Ubuntu booted. From ...
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What does "Coordinate Transformation Matrix" really represent?

I'm very confused about format of "Coordinate Transformation Matrix" (especially about discrepancies between its mathematical definition and its "X server definition"), and due to ...
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Touchscreen stops working a few seconds after login to Gnome/Ubuntu session (Ubuntu 20.04)

I cannot manage to make my touchscreen to work properly on a fresh installation of Ubuntu 20.04. On the login screen I can still touch the screen to select the user and the password edit box. Even in ...
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xinput list "UNKNOWN"

I am trying to get the stylus working properly on a One Netbook One Mix 3s tiny laptop. This laptop is compatible with microsoft pens (I.e. it's using n-trig technology) but as far as I can tell the ...
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Disable touchscreen while using pen

I just installed Ubuntu on my Lenovo L390. Works well. Theres one problem tho: When using Krita, I use the built in pen to draw. Sadly, the touchscreen is still active, so a whole bunch of lines keep ...
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Tablet screen brightness on Panasonic CF-H2

I've just started using the Beaver on a Panasonic CF-H2 and I have no control of the screen brightness. It seems that the slider in the access menu isn't adjusting. Is there a fix?
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Ubuntu thinks my mouse is a touchpad? Or a touchscreen?

I've seen a lot of questions where somebody's touchpad is recognized as a mouse, but I have the opposite problem: My mouse is behaving as if it was a tap/touch input. I have a (18.04) desktop ...
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HP Envy x360 TouchScreen not working

I have tried a couple of things I found all over, but none have worked. Here is some information about the laptop. product: HP ENVY x360 Convertible 15m-bq0xx product: 8311 product: ...
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Why does my touch screen have smooth scroll, momentum and elasticity but my Magic Mouse and touch pad do not?

Possibly Relevant Facts I have a Razer Blade 14 laptop which has a built-in QHD+ touch display. I am using Ubuntu 17.04.3 + GNOME 3.24 I have a Magic Mouse version 1 (and version 2 but that's not ...
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Why the Onboard on-screen keyboard doesn't auto-show in google-chrome?

I've got google-chrome-stable 59.0.3071.115-1 that doesn't auto-show the on-screen keyboard when clicking on the text fields. All other applications like firefox and gnome-terminal show and hide it ...
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How to enable screen auto rotation on Dell 5378 2 in 1?

I bought a new laptop, 2 in 1 Dell 13" 5378 and would like to use it as a tablet from time to time. The problem is that the screen won't flip when in tablet mode and onscreen keyboard won't open up ...
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Cursor jumping to top-left of screen

I notice that sometimes when I wake my computer up from standby, or even booting it up,the cursor jumps to the left over and over. I go to move the mouse, in a second it will be back over to the top-...
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How to have my bash script executed every time the touch screen receives input?

I am looking for a way to trigger a little bash script I wrote to run every time the touchscreen receives input. I am assuming there is some sort of event handler somewhere that deals with touchscreen ...
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How to utilize touch in Ubuntu?

Ok, so apparently Ubuntu is going in the direction of increasingly supporting touch and I'm perfectly fine with that. I just got the new laptop with touch screen and my question is - how can I utilize ...
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How to set up HP pen

I have an HP Envy touchscreen laptop and an HP pen. When using Ubuntu, the touchscreen only works if I use my finger, not the pen. How do I set up the pen? On Windows, it worked out of the box.
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Touchscreen doesn't work after update from 14.04 to 15.04

My touchscreen worked fine with 14.04, but stopped to respond after I updated the system to 15.04. The laptop is ASUS ux302lg. $ xinput Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and google Chrome with touchscreen, no left click

I am using the Latest version of chrome with 64bit 14.04 running on my Sony Vaio Tab Duo 11. I am trying to use the touchscreen and everything looks great, scrolling is very nice, i can swipe to go ...
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Pinch-Zoom on Asus UX302LG touchscreen

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. The system only recognizes multitouch tapping like 3 fingers for move window, 4 fingers for open dash, but no mutitouch-gesture that involves holding the fingers on the ...
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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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Touch screen not recognize by Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Lenovo C315 10038: after install Ubuntu 13.04 64bits i've installed sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-* and nothing this is the infor from lsusb, lspci, xinput commands xinput ⎡ ...
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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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Elo TouchSystems 2515 not working in 12.10

My touch screen monitor in Samsung All in One PC is not working. lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. ...
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Touchscreen functionality for Kogan Atlas C250 / Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

I've just installed Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS on a new Kogan Atlas C250 Is there a way to get the touchscreen working? I've tried to search but found nothing specific that helped. I've also followed the ...
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Dell XPS 9530 touchscreen not working on 20.04

I had it working on my previous Ubuntu 16.04 installation, but I can't remember how I made it work (and if I did anything to make it work). lsusb gives me: Bus 003 Device 003: ID 06cb:0ac3 Synaptics, ...
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Why can I launch a desktop shortcut with the mouse, but not my touchscreen?

I have made a .desktop file that works to launch a script I have written: [Desktop Entry] Version = 1.0 Exec=/home/me/myscript.sh Name=My Script Commment="Run my script" Terminal=true Type=...
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Surface pen keeps jumping to the same spot while drawing but not with a finger or the eraser end

I'm using a Surface 3 with a Surface pen (the newest one) to try and draw in Krita. The problem is it believes the pen keeps jumping to the top: I suspected it was just a problem with the touchscreen,...
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Firefox Touchscreen in Ubuntu 20.04 with Wayland

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 with Wayland (for fractional scaling) on a laptop with touchscreen. I would like to use firefox with touch-scrolling. In Ubuntu 19.10, I needed to modify the environment ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: On screen keyboard pops up whenever clicked on text input box. It should only pop up when touched

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 from Ubuntu 19.10. I'm using Lenovo Thinkpad L380. In 20.04, the on-screen keyboard was disabled and I enabled it by following this guide - Use an on-screen ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 on-sccreen keyboard not hiding automatically

So i recently upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 and i am missing (or cannot find) some options for on screen keyboard. My PC has a touchscreen, and with 18.04 there was a possibility (on X11) to ...
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19.10: gnome-shell crashes when using touch screen

My question is about gnome-shell and touchscreens. I have a dell xps 13 with an up to date ubuntu 19.10. when using touch screen gestures in whatever application, game, brows er.., after about 2 or ...
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iio-sensor-proxy not working correctly

I am trying to install Ubuntu 19:10 on a Medion 3221 - MD 61167 laptop, but I'm have truble with cofiguring iio-sensor-proxy. When I boot Into Ubuntu live session the screen orientation is to the ...
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Can I have touch scrolling with gnome-terminal?

Question as title. Is there a way to get gnome-terminal to obey touch scrolling? I have a touchscreen laptop. Everything else I've tested "just works" (I can scroll web pages by touch using chromium ...
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How can you calibrate a touch screen on Ubuntu 19.04?

I have recently given up with the wonderful Windows XP and made the switch to Ubuntu. It is a wonderful operating system that has come very far since I last used it! My problem has been that no ...
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Touchscreen-type scrolling using mouse or pen

I'm looking for a system-level function to use the mouse pointer as a touch source for scrolling, when a certain key or (preferably) mouse/pen button is pressed. For example, it would allow me to use ...
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Disable touchscreen gestures Ubuntu 18.04

I need to disable all the touchscreen gestures, like the left-border slide that opens activities and the bottom-border slide that opens the onscreen keyboard, in order to have only the single tap for ...
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Calibrate Touchscreen/-pad Ubuntu 18.04

I am asked to setup a Touchscreen to work on a desktop install of 18.04. For now I have choosen the minimal install mode. I have tried as much as I could find to calibrate the touchscreen/-pad to work ...
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Right click on touchscreen for Ubuntu 18.04

I got a new Dell Inspiron 7373 and everything is going fine, but I can't copy and paste files using the touchscreen because I can't send a "right click" action. In keyboard mode, I can do a ...
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When I disable my touch screen, I logout automatically

I'm using Ubuntu 17.10. After disabling touch screen, a logout automatically happens a few seconds later. ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core ...
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BQ E5 phone touch screen does not respond

BQ Aquaris E5 running ubuntu touch. My phone worked fine until this morning. But now, the screen does not respond to touch. I tried restarting it, that didn't help either. The volume and the power ...

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