Promethean Direct Support Thread, Multi touch on 500 series boards in Direct Support; Hi
We have a couple of 587 boards running ActivInspire on Windows 7 with the 5.7 driver. We have got ...
30th January 2012, 03:07 PM #1
Multi touch on 500 series boards
We have a couple of 587 boards running ActivInspire on Windows 7 with the 5.7 driver. We have got dual touch working with the teacher and student pen, and single finger touch, but we cannot seem to get multi-finger touch working? When a second finger touch is introduced the cursor just jumps from the first touch point to the second which makes it hard to manipulate objects.
Are we missing a software setting or something? Any advice gratefully received.
30th January 2012, 05:16 PM #2
Just seen that ActivInspire is now up to version 1.6 and we have 1.4 rolled out on our machines. Would this make a difference?
30th January 2012, 10:07 PM #3
Only Windows 7 Professional offers multitouch (not Home edition) after that you may want to check that Enhanced Windows 7 mode is active in the driver. Go to the ActivManager > Control Panel from the taskbar near the clock and choose this mode under the Pens tab. You may need to replug the board.
The Computer > Properties should show that Pen and Touch (multiple touches) are now available.
Multitouch is limited in Windows without special applications that use it such as ActivInspire. But standard MS Paint should now allow multiple touches to draw and you should be able to use a zoom gesture and panning in Office applications, Image viewers and Web Browsers like a tablet device.
MS also have a pack of free multitouch apps that you can also install if your board is connected when you run the installer. This includes a neat globe app, a physics game and a great picture viewer.
Download: Touch Pack for Windows 7 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
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