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Emulating Mouse with Touch?

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    Emulating Mouse with Touch?


    Hey guys, so I just picked up a new Asus T100 and it's working brilliantly. However, I have a problem. The application that I use most on my PC (Unity3D) does not support touch, it's just completely un-responsive. This problem has been solved on the Surface Pro by installing the latest Wacom Feel drivers but obviously this isn't really possible on the Asus T100.

    So what I was wondering was is there any software to emulate the mouse with touch? I.e. I tap on a location and it converts it to mouse co-ordinates and simulates a click at that point? My current solution is to use TouchMousePointer to use the screen as a touchpad but that's obviously far from perfect.

    Thanks!

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    The problem is it takes some kind of driver to interact with the hardware. You're asking the hardware (your screen) to behave to a physical input (your touch) so that is going to need some kind of driver.

    Since drivers are always available for touch screens, I would be extremely surprised if anyone has written software to emulate the driver you are looking for.

    I have been working with touch screens for several years and have never come across software like this.

    My guess is that this program, Unity3D, polls the mouse and keyboard on it's own and bypasses the Windows layer. That
    would be about the only way I know of for the program not to respond to the touch panel.

    Maybe someone else has a solution but I don't think there is going to be one.

    The Wacom Feel driver emulates a mouse so that is why it works on the Surface Pro.

    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orlandotek View Post
    The problem is it takes some kind of driver to interact with the hardware. You're asking the hardware (your screen) to behave to a physical input (your touch) so that is going to need some kind of driver.

    Since drivers are always available for touch screens, I would be extremely surprised if anyone has written software to emulate the driver you are looking for.

    I have been working with touch screens for several years and have never come across software like this.

    My guess is that this program, Unity3D, polls the mouse and keyboard on it's own and bypasses the Windows layer. That
    would be about the only way I know of for the program not to respond to the touch panel.

    Maybe someone else has a solution but I don't think there is going to be one.

    The Wacom Feel driver emulates a mouse so that is why it works on the Surface Pro.

    Good luck.
    Thanks for the reply, much appreciated! I think you're spot on with all of your comments, I know that unless non-metro apps are designed for Windows 8 then they often have this problem. I've heard reports of Photoshop being similar (at least before it was updated) because it uses regular mouse co-ordinates as opposed to Microsofts Touch co-ordinates. TouchMousePointer is very close to what I'd need I just wish there was an alternative which moved the mouse to the touch location rather than dragged it around.
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    Maybe this will work for you?

    TouchMousePointer - virtual touchpad (on-screen mouse)

    I find it a help for dropdowns because apparently my fingertips are too big. Seems to work pretty well. Only shortcoming is that I just wish it would respond to a double click on the mouse pad without needing to press the "L" button.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trappem View Post
    Maybe this will work for you?

    TouchMousePointer - virtual touchpad (on-screen mouse)

    I find it a help for dropdowns because apparently my fingertips are too big. Seems to work pretty well. Only shortcoming is that I just wish it would respond to a double click on the mouse pad without needing to press the "L" button.
    Yeah that's what I use at the moment in fullscreen mode , I think it's a decent solution. I just wish you could use regular touch. Thanks though!
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