Touchscreen Settings in Windows® 7
Learn about the tips to optimize the touchscreen settings in Windows 7:
Microsoft Cooperation has vastly improved the experience of using a touchscreen with the Windows 7 operating system. This feature is one of the most important features in this OS. It supports multitouch capabilities. The Microsoft Touch Pack in Windows 7 is a collection of six multi-touch optimized games and applications. It includes a lot of applications like Microsoft surface lagoon, Microsoft surface college, and Microsoft surface globe. This technique is used to enlarge and shrink pictures, saving the time, editing multiple image files and for many other uses. The touchscreen settings in Windows 7 help to customize the touchscreen capabilities, makes things bigger and also makes it more user friendly.
The following are some tips to optimize the Windows 7 settings for a touchscreen:
- Make use of shortcuts
- Make the icons bigger
- Space menu items
Make use of shortcuts
You may have to touch the screen multiple times to open applications and carry out other computing activities. In order to optimize the settings of touchscreen in Windows 7, the users can use shortcuts. This may reduce the use of the 'Start' menu items. Another way is to disable the auto arrange function for desktop icons. This allows the users to customize the shortcuts for easy and quick access.
Make the icons bigger
The users can optimize the touchscreen settings in Windows 7 by increasing the size of the icons and text. This may make things much bigger. For doing so, the users may have to click the 'Start' icon and then have to select the 'Control Panel'. Then, you may have to click on 'Optimize Visual Display' that comes under the 'Ease of Use' option. Then, you may have to select the 'Change the size of text and icons'. This comes under the 'Make things on the screen larger' option. Increase this setting to 'Larger', '150%' and then click 'Apply'.
A lot of improvements and added features are there with respect to the touchscreen settings in Windows 7. One of them is the distinguishing property between the touch and the mouse actions. With this property, the system treats or responds to mouse or touch actions differently. This is easily seen in accessing the 'Quick Launch' option menu. Using a touch action if you open the 'Options' menu, the items of the menu appear more spaced out than when accessed with the right-click action. The extra padding technique helps the users in selecting the correct item in a much easier manner.
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