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Can't get dual touchscreens to work

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Can't get dual touchscreens to work


    I purchased two Acer T232HL monitors and I can only get the primary or main monitor to accept touch commands. The secondary monitor seems to recognize touch commands but passes the information to the primary monitor (in effect I can swipe my finger on the secondary screen and see a window on the primary screen move).

    From googlesearching, I have discovered that I need to recalibrate the monitors through Control Panel > Tablet PC Settings". Problem is I don't have this option in my Control Panel and doing a search only turns up "Pen and Touch".

    I like the touch features on my main monitor but it is getting annoying not being able to swipe a window between monitors.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    wow, that's a problem I wish I could have. I have 1 Acer T232HL and would love a second one. I think you have a unique situation.

    let me know how it goes! when prices come down, I might consider getting another touch (probably another brand that lets me lay the monitor flat or lets me rotate it to the vertical position).
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    I'd call Acer or Microsoft and see if it can be done. If there isn't an option for two calibrations I'd guess it might not work but I am strictly guessing. Unique problem for sure.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Reinstalling Windows 8 fixed it. I now have the Tablet PC Settings in Control Panel all is good. Dual touch monitors is great!

    Thanks for all your replys.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    good job! a tinge of jealousy here (about the 2 touch screens)!
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