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Touchscreen moves cursor away from other monitors


Marthian

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I am using a multi-monitor setup and one of the monitors is a Touch screen monitor. Whenever I press on it, it moves the cursor to that monitor, working as normal. However I would like to make it so it doesn't move the cursor over there when I press there or return the cursor to it's previous position after finishing a touch screen action. Is there a way to do this?
It is a Dell E157FPTe, using EloTouch, and shows up in hardware as a mouse device and not a touch input.
Edit: Just to clarify, the rest of the monitors I'm using are not touch screen monitors. It shows up as a separate mouse device in addition to my regular mouse.
 
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Not likely. The touch screen overlay part is calibrated to that monitor so the cursor moves to exactly where your touching it. The X, Y coordinates.
 

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Marthian

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Not likely. The touch screen overlay part is calibrated to that monitor so the cursor moves to exactly where your touching it. The X, Y coordinates.
Only if I calibrate it that way. Otherwise, the cursor can move onto other screens while I'm dragging my finger across the touch screen.
 
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    Intel i5 2500k
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    MSI P67A-G43 (B3 Stepping Ready)
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    G. Skill 2x4gb DDR3 1600 (8GB total)
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    EVGA GTX 970 SSC+
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    Acer P201w + ASUS + Dell E157FPTe
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OK, but I don't understand what you want to do?
 

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    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
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    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
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    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
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Marthian

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OK, but I don't understand what you want to do?
I want to make it so either
- inputting on the touch screen doesn't drag the cursor all the way to the touch screen (then having to drag it back to the screen it was on before)
- return the cursor to it's previous position after using the touch screen input (which again registers as a mouse not a tablet or touch screen input)
 

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    Windows 8.1 64 Bit
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    PC/Desktop
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    Intel i5 2500k
    Motherboard
    MSI P67A-G43 (B3 Stepping Ready)
    Memory
    G. Skill 2x4gb DDR3 1600 (8GB total)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 970 SSC+
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer P201w + ASUS + Dell E157FPTe
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Hard Drive + 128 GB SSD
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    HP Keyboard
    Mouse
    Ankor mouse

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Disable the Touch Screen and use only a mouse. That would be the only way to fix this. Touchscreens are not Multi-monitor friendly.
 

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OK, but I don't understand what you want to do?
I want to make it so either
- inputting on the touch screen doesn't drag the cursor all the way to the touch screen (then having to drag it back to the screen it was on before)
- return the cursor to it's previous position after using the touch screen input (which again registers as a mouse not a tablet or touch screen input)
If it's the touch screen gestures you want to use, get a touch pad. I have a Logitech T650 touchpad. I can two finger scroll, pinch zoom etc and it doesn't steal the focus. The cursor stays on what ever monitor its on when I touch the pad. It only moves if I command it to move my moving my finger on the pad. When I take my hand away the cursor just stays where it was.

A touch screen will move the cursor based on where you touch the screen. It's made to do that and you can't change it. Not that I know of anyway.
 

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    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
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    Thermaltake TR 620
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    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
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Marthian

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I mainly just want to use the touch screen as a secondary monitor, possibly having on-screen macros that I could tap to do various tasks (pause music, open an application, etc.) without moving the main cursor

Does Windows 8 register mouse presses from each device separately? Or is there a way for it to detect instant mouse moves and then move the cursor back after finishing on the touch screen? (it has an option for mouse emulation, holding your finger on the monitor treats it as holding down the left mouse button)
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel i5 2500k
    Motherboard
    MSI P67A-G43 (B3 Stepping Ready)
    Memory
    G. Skill 2x4gb DDR3 1600 (8GB total)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 970 SSC+
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer P201w + ASUS + Dell E157FPTe
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Hard Drive + 128 GB SSD
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    HP Keyboard
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    Ankor mouse

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There is only one cursor no matter how many input devices you have. It's going to move to what ever screen gets focus with an input device. Touching your touch screen changes the focus and moves the cursor. It then just stays there. There is no way to make it go back because any tiny movement is a new location, even if it only moved one pixel. I know of no way to do what you propose. If your keyboard has media keys you can use those to pause music etc without moving the cursor. On my Logitech keyboards, with Setpoint I can set certain keys to open programs. Keys can be set to run macros too. I know you want to use the touch screen, just giving you options is all. I don't think there is any way from stopping the cursor from moving when you touch the screen.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
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broe23

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#10
Have you tried going into tablet settings? Some people have no issues with multiple Touchscreen monitors. But in your case with the one touchscreen and the others non-touch, you are going to be stuck.
 

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  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

    A/V UPS - Tripp-Lite Smart 1500LCD 1500 Va/900 W.