Tips for using a Multitouch Monitor with Windows 10

If you’re running a multi touch monitor on Windows 10, you might need to make some settings changes

Typically your monitor will be plug and play but if not here are a couple of things to check as well as some usability tweaks you can make:

Set Your Touchscreen as the Primary Display

  1. Right Click on your windows desktop
  2. Select ‘Display Settings’
  3. Select Your Touchscreen Monitor From the numbered boxes at the top, you can use the ‘Identify Displays’ button if you need help determining which number corresponds to which monitor.
  4. In the resulting Dialog Box, locate the ‘Multiple Displays’ section near the bottom
  5. Check the ‘Make This My Main Display’ checkbox (being sure that you have highlighted the correct monitor mentioned in the above steps.

A quick explination:

  • If you are running multiple monitors, and you are extending (not mirroring) the displays Windows 10 will only support one touchscreen.
  • In the ‘extended display’ setup, the touch events generated by the touchscreen monitor will only affect the primary display. In other words, if you have your touchscreen setup as an extended monitor instead of the primary, tapping on the touchscreen will actually act as if you are clicking the mouse on the primary monitor.

Adjust Tablet Mode Settings

  1. Right Click on your windows desktop
  2. Select ‘Display Settings’
  3. In the right column of the dialog box that pops up, click the ‘Tablet Mode’ section.
  4. Adjust the settings in this section to your liking. Forcing tablet mode has not been required in our experience but it

Adjust Pen and Touch Control Panel Settings

  1. Open the Start Menu, Type ‘Control Panel’ and select the Control Panel option
  2. In the Control Panel Dialog, near the top right corner click on the drop down near ‘View By’ and choose ‘Small icons’.
  3. Navigate to and click on the ‘Pen and Touch’ item in the Control Panel
  4. Adjust the settings in this section to your tastes. We typically uncheck the ‘Show Visual Feedback While Touching The Screen’ option

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