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Dual Touch Screens and Windows 10

Postby jrball » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:57 pm

I bought two Dell touch screen monitors a few years ago for eventual use in HW.
They have an optical touch system built into the monitor that connects to the PC via USB.
This week I finally got around to trying a real dual monitor setup.

It doesn't work as needed.
The display setting "Extend" allows me to move a window into the second screen. That's as desired.
If I move the mouse pointer into the second screen I can drag a window around. Sort of OK.

However, any touch in the second screen refers back to the first screen. That won't do.
I need a way to associate the second screens USB (touch) with that screen instead of the first screen.
Any ideas?
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Re: Dual Touch Screens and Windows 10

Postby chr.schmitz » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:10 pm

Hello jrball,

Try that: https://ctouch.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003949829-How-can-I-setup-multiple-touch-screens-in-Windows-10-

In case you cannot find or open Tablet PC Settings, try that:

• Go to the Desktop.
• Right click on the Desktop and select New > Shortcut.
• In the location of the item window, Copy/Paste the following:
%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{80F3F1D5-FECA-45F3-BC32-752C152E456E}
• Click the Next button and type the name Tablet PC Settings.
• Click the Finish button.
• Double Click the new shortcut and it should open the Table PC Settings window.

This tip worked for me.

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Re: Dual Touch Screens and Windows 10

Postby jrball » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:44 am

Great suggestion, thanks.
The Tablet PC screen says Mon 1 is digital and Mon 2 is analog (touch is not available).
Mon 1 connects via HDMI cable and Mon 2 connects via VGA cable.

If I "Duplicate" the displays both have touch.
If I "Entend" the displays both have touch but Mon 2 touches appear on Mon 1 rather than Mon 2.
I tried a DVI to VGA adapter for Mon 2 but Tablet PC still has it as analog (VGA cable).
If I unplug the USB the touch goes away so it's not the VGA at issue.

Tablet 2 does not give good advice - it says Mon 2 is Analog and cannot have touch; but it does.
Mon 2 has good touch in "Duplicate" mode and phantom touch in "Extend" mode.

Problem is how to link each USB to its own monitor in "Extend" mode.
Still seeking answers.
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Re: Dual Touch Screens and Windows 10

Postby Sylvaticus » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:57 am

I have had good luck with this: https://pluralinput.com/

It is still in beta and you will have a different colored pointer for each "mouse" that will remain on the screen, but it should work once set up correctly.
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