TouchWare for Windows User's Guide

TouchWare for Windows User's Guide
TouchWare for Windows
User’s Guide
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Document Title: TouchWare for Windows User’s Guide
Document Number: 19-224, Version 2.3
TouchWare, Version 5.6
Windows Touchscreen Driver, Version 5.6
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Contents
Introduction
About This Manual ........................................................................ 7
MicroTouch Support Services ....................................................... 8
MicroTouch Technical Support ............................................... 8
MicroTouch on the World Wide Web ..................................... 8
MicroTouch Worldwide Offices.................................................... 9
Chapter 1
Installing TouchWare
TouchWare Overview .................................................................. 11
Touchscreen Drivers .............................................................. 12
Touchscreen Control Panel .................................................... 12
Online Help............................................................................ 12
MtsCal Calibration Utility ..................................................... 12
TouchWare Uninstall Utility.................................................. 12
Installing TouchWare................................................................... 13
Performing a Silent Install ........................................................... 14
Silent Install From Diskettes.................................................. 14
Silent Install From a CD, Hard Drive, or Network Drive...... 15
Completing the Touchscreen Setup ............................................. 16
Uninstalling TouchWare.............................................................. 16
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Chapter 2
Touchscreen Control Panel
Control Panel Overview ...............................................................17
Opening the Touchscreen Control Panel ......................................18
Calibrate Tab ................................................................................18
When to Calibrate the Touchscreen........................................19
Calibrating the Touchscreen ...................................................19
Testing the Calibration ...........................................................20
Touch Settings Tab .......................................................................21
Touch Modes ..........................................................................22
Right-click Tool......................................................................23
Touch Sound...........................................................................23
Double-click Speed and Area .................................................23
Cursor Tab ....................................................................................24
Cursor Visibility .....................................................................25
Cursor Vertical Offset.............................................................25
Edge Adjustment ....................................................................26
Stabilize Cursor ......................................................................26
When to Stabilize the Cursor..................................................26
Testing the Newly Selected Frequency...................................27
Pen Tab .........................................................................................28
Pen/Finger Mode.....................................................................29
Pen Only Mode .......................................................................29
Finger Only Mode...................................................................29
Stabilize Cursor for Finger and TouchPen .............................30
Test TouchPen ........................................................................30
Hardware Tab ...............................................................................30
Controller Information............................................................31
Connection..............................................................................32
About TouchWare ..................................................................33
Restore Defaults......................................................................33
Tools Tab ......................................................................................34
Touchscreen Diagnostics ........................................................34
Video Diagnostics...................................................................35
Touchscreen Linearization......................................................37
Touchscreen Options ..............................................................38
Advanced Touchscreen Settings .............................................42
Contents
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Chapter 3
ThruGlass Touchscreen Configuration
ThruGlass Overview .................................................................... 45
Setting Up a ThruGlass Touchscreen........................................... 46
Screen Type.................................................................................. 47
Sensitivity .................................................................................... 48
Diagnostics................................................................................... 48
Show Noise ............................................................................ 48
Show Base.............................................................................. 49
Show Depth............................................................................ 50
Auto Frequency...................................................................... 50
When to Adjust the Controller Frequency ................................... 51
Calibrating the ThruGlass Touchscreen....................................... 51
Testing the ThruGlass Touchscreen............................................. 51
Adjusting ThruGlass Video Resolution ....................................... 52
ThruGlass Troubleshooting ......................................................... 52
Multiple ThruGlass Touchscreens ............................................... 52
Summary of Firmware Commands .............................................. 53
Additional ThruGlass Specific Commands ........................... 54
ThruGlass Command Line Commands.................................. 54
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting the Touchscreen
Troubleshooting Overview .......................................................... 57
Touchscreen Status Lights ........................................................... 58
What to do if... ............................................................................. 59
Cursor does not display on screen after starting Windows .... 59
Cursor does not reach out to edges of screen......................... 59
Cursor is jittery....................................................................... 59
Cursor jumps or bounces suddenly across screen .................. 59
Drawing lines are not straight and smooth............................. 59
Double-click on touchscreen doesn't work ............................ 60
Full screen DOS needed......................................................... 60
Operating two serial devices .................................................. 62
Touch delayed in Windows 2000 or NT 4.0.......................... 62
Touch not working................................................................. 63
Touchscreen not found........................................................... 64
Pen controller not found......................................................... 65
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Error Messages .............................................................................65
Windows 2000 and NT 4.0 Error Messages ...........................65
Appendix A
Multiple Serial Touchscreens
Multiple Touchscreens Overview.................................................69
Checking System Requirements ...................................................70
Connecting Multiple Monitors and Touchscreens........................70
Configuring Windows for Multiple Monitors ..............................71
Installing TouchWare for Multiple Touchscreens ........................71
Calibrating and Configuring the Touchscreens ............................74
Appendix B
Multiple USB Touchscreens
Multiple Touchscreens Overview.................................................77
Checking System Requirements ...................................................78
Installing TouchWare ...................................................................78
Connecting Multiple Monitors and Touchscreens........................80
Configuring Windows for Multiple Monitors ..............................81
Configuring TouchWare for Multiple Touchscreens....................82
Mapping Multiple Monitors ...................................................82
Calibrating and Configuring the Touchscreens ......................83
Appendix C
Miscellaneous Information
Touchscreen Driver Settings.........................................................85
MtsCal Calibration Utility ............................................................86
MousePort Touchscreen Controller Overview .............................87
System Requirements for the MousePort Controller..............87
Connecting a MousePort Touchscreen Controller..................87
Testing the MousePort Controller ..........................................88
Touchscreen Care and Cleaning ...................................................88
Index
Introduction
The MicroTouch touchscreen is the most intuitive pointing device available
for the PC series of computers and monitors. Touchscreens make using
computers as simple as touching the screen.
Touchscreens are ideal for a variety of applications, including
entertainment, training systems, information and self-service kiosks, pointof-sale, factory automation, laboratory and medical instrumentation,
interactive selling demonstrations, and educational programs.
About This Manual
This manual describes how to
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Install TouchWare, the software for your touchscreen
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Use the Touchscreen control panel to customize your work environment
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Troubleshoot the touchscreen
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Configure your system to support multiple touchscreens
Before installing TouchWare, you must complete the appropriate hardware
connections for your type of controller. For instructions, refer to the
TouchWare CD booklet or your controller reference guide.
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MicroTouch Support Services
MicroTouch is committed to helping you get the most out of your touch
product by providing extensive international Technical Support.
Whenever you contact Technical Support, please provide the following:
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Part number and serial number from the MicroTouch label on your monitor or
touchscreen controller
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Type of MicroTouch touchscreen
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Version number of your MicroTouch TouchWare
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Make and model of your personal computer
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Name and version number of your operating system
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Type of mouse connected to your system
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List of other peripherals and application software in use
MicroTouch Technical Support
MicroTouch Technical Support is available as follows:
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24 hours a day, Monday−Friday (excluding holidays)
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9:00 a.m.−5:00 p.m., EST, Saturday−Sunday (excluding holidays)
To contact Technical Support:
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Hot Line: 978-659-9200
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Fax: 978-659-9400
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E-Mail: [email protected]
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Web site: www.microtouch.com/services
Note: MicroTouch worldwide office information is listed on the next page.
MicroTouch on the World Wide Web
Visit the MicroTouch Web site at www.microtouch.com to download
MicroTouch touchscreen software and drivers, obtain regularly updated
technical information on MicroTouch products, and learn more about our
company.
Introduction
MicroTouch Worldwide Offices
United States
MicroTouch Systems, Inc.
300 Griffin Brook Park Drive
Methuen, MA 01844
United States
Phone: 978-659-9200
Fax: 978-659-9400
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.microtouch.com/services
Japan
MicroTouch Systems K.K.
Bellevue Mizonokuchi Building 3F
3-2-3, Hisamoto, Takatsu-ku
Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 213, Japan
Phone: +81 (44) 811-1191
Fax: +81 (44) 811-1138
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.microtouch.co.jp
France
MicroTouch Systems SARL
Europarc de Créteil
19, rue Le Corbusier
94042 Créteil Cedex
France
Phone: 08 00 90 61 38; +33 (1) 45 13 90 30
Fax: +33 (1) 45 13 90 34
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.microtouch.fr
Korea
MicroTouch Systems, Inc.
#402, Nam-Kyung Building
769-6 Yeoksam-Dong, Kangnam-Gu
Seoul, Korea
Phone: +822 552 3198
Fax: +822 552-3210
Germany
MicroTouch Systems GmbH
Schiess-Straße 55
40549 Düsseldorf
Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 211-599 07-0
Fax: +49 (0) 211-599 06-55
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.microtouch.de
Hong Kong/China
MicroTouch Systems Ltd.
Unit 1, 26/F, Westley Square
48 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Phone: (852)-2333-6138
Fax: (852)-2333-6861
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.microtouch.com.hk
Italy
MicroTouch Systems Srl
C.so Milano, 19
20052 Monza (MI), Italy
Phone: +39 039-2302230
Fax: +39 039-2302370
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.microtouch.it
Singapore
MicroTouch Systems Singapore Pte Ltd
Blk 3016 Bedok North Avenue 4
#08-23, EASTech
Singapore 489947
Phone: +65-3985608
Fax: +65-4428221
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.microtouch.com.au
Spain
MicroTouch Systems SL
Via Augusta 13-15, Oficina 704
08006 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 93 415 6285
Fax: +34 93 415 0087
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.microtouch.co.uk
Taiwan
MicroTouch Systems, Inc. Taiwan
5F-1, No. 103, Fun Liao Street
Nei Hu District, Taipei City 114
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel: +886-2-2659-8200
Fax: +886-2-2659-8201
United Kingdom
MicroTouch Systems Ltd.
163 Milton Park, Abingdon
Oxon OX14 4SD, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 1235-444400
Fax: +44 (0) 1235-861603
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.microtouch.co.uk
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Installing TouchWare
TouchWare for Windows is the software for your MicroTouch touchscreen.
It provides full touchscreen functionality for all applications running under
Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 9X, and Windows
Me.
Once you install TouchWare, you can select, launch, and drag objects using
the touchscreen. To make a selection, you simply touch the screen. It’s that
easy and natural — just touch to select.
TouchWare Overview
Your touch product includes several software tools to help you work with
and customize the touchscreen and the TouchPen. Software drivers are
available for touch-based applications for use in different environments.
Specifically, TouchWare includes the following programs and utilities:
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Touchscreen drivers
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Touchscreen control panel
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Online help
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MtsCal calibration utility
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TouchWare Uninstall utility
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Touchscreen Drivers
TouchWare includes touchscreen drivers  the software the system uses to
communicate with the touchscreen. TouchWare for Windows includes
drivers for Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 9X, and Windows
Me.
These drivers enable you to use the MicroTouch touchscreen with
applications running in Windows environments. You can run Windows
programs and use touch (finger or pen) input without any program
modifications.
Touchscreen Control Panel
You can use the Touchscreen control panel to set your preferences for the
touchscreen. For example, you can define the following preferences:
• Whether the touch action occurs when you touch the screen or when you lift your
finger (or pen) off the screen
• Whether you hear a sound when you touch the screen
• How fast you need to touch to produce a double-click
You can also use the Touchscreen control panel to calibrate the
touchscreen, stabilize the cursor, define where the cursor appears relative to
your touch (an offset), and run diagnostic programs.
Online Help
TouchWare has online help for setting up and using the touchscreen. These
help files use standard Windows Help, complete with hypertext and
hypergraphics, to create and display available topics.
MtsCal Calibration Utility
The MtsCal calibration utility allows you to calibrate the touchscreen
directly without opening the Touchscreen control panel.
TouchWare Uninstall Utility
The Uninstall utility automatically deletes all TouchWare components from
your computer and removes all TouchWare entries from the system files.
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Installing TouchWare
When you install TouchWare, you have two installation options:
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Express Install
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Custom Install
The Express option automatically installs the required TouchWare files,
creates a MicroTouch TouchWare program group, and places a MicroTouch
icon on the Windows desktop and control panel.
Additionally, the Custom option allows you to set the calibration style,
specify the destination folder, name the program group, and configure
multiple touchscreens.
Note: If you have a Microsoft Intellipoint or Kensington Mouseworks PS/2 mouse,
installing TouchWare will disable the special mouse functionality of these devices.
To install TouchWare:
1.
Make sure you have completed the appropriate hardware connections as
described in the TouchWare CD booklet or your controller reference guide.
The connections differ depending on your controller type.
Note: If you intend use multiple touchscreens or a MousePort controller, see
the appropriate appendix (A, B, or C) before installing TouchWare.
2.
Power on your system. Make sure no other applications are open.
3.
Insert the TouchWare CD or diskette #1 into your PC.
4.
Browse to the Disk1 folder and double-click the Setup.exe file.
5.
Follow the onscreen instructions to begin the installation.
The system will prompt you to enter diskette #2 and #3 if necessary.
6.
When prompted to choose the installation type, select whether to perform an
Express Install or Custom Install.
If you choose Custom Install, you’ll be prompted to choose the calibration style,
enter the number of touchscreens, specify the destination folder, and name the
program group.
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Once installation is complete, load the touchscreen driver as follows:
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For serial controllers, restart the system. As the system restarts, Windows
detects and loads the driver.
Note: This step is not necessary for Windows 2000 systems. The driver
loads automatically.
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For USB controllers, connect the touchscreen cable to the USB port in your
computer. After a few seconds, the system beeps to indicate it has detected
the touchscreen and loaded the driver.
Performing a Silent Install
If you have to perform several installations, you may want to take advantage
of the TouchWare silent install facility. You can run a silent install from
diskettes, a CD, hard drive, or network drive.
To begin, you must create a silent install script that contains the recorded
install instructions. You create such a script by running the Setup program
in record mode. During a silent install, the Setup program receives input
from the recorded install script rather than from a user. Once you record an
installation script, you can run it on as many systems as you like.
Installation from diskettes takes about 2 minutes, while installation from a
fast hard drive takes about 20 seconds. Successful installation is indicated
by a Result Code entry equal to 0 in the Setup.log file.
Note: The silent install facility does not support TouchWare upgrades or multiple
monitor configurations.
Silent Install From Diskettes
To perform a silent install from diskettes:
1.
Insert diskette #1 into your computer’s floppy drive.
2.
Edit the silent.ini file to reflect the port and baud settings to be used for all
silent installations.
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Click Start → Run and type the following:
A:\Setup -r
This option enables the system to record your installation choices and create a
Setup.iss file in the Windows directory containing the script.
4.
Perform the installation for recording.
5.
Copy the Setup.iss file to each of the three TouchWare install diskettes and then
delete the file from the Windows directory.
6.
Reinsert diskette #1, click Start → Run and invoke the silent install facility by
typing the following:
A:\Setup -s
The system prompts you to enter diskette #2 and #3 when required. If
necessary, you’ll have to remove diskette #3 before the system restarts.
Silent Install From a CD, Hard Drive, or Network Drive
To perform a silent install from a CD or other drive:
1.
Create a temporary directory on your computer’s hard drive.
2.
From the temporary directory, copy each of the three TouchWare directories
into its own subdirectory called disk1, disk2, and disk3 respectively.
3.
Edit the silent.ini file in the disk1 directory to reflect the port and baud settings
to be used for all silent installations.
4.
Click Start → Run and type the following:
C:\Temp\disk1\Setup -r (where C:\Temp is your temporary directory)
This option enables the system to record your installation choices and create a
Setup.iss file in the Windows directory that contains the script.
5.
Perform the installation for recording.
6.
Copy the Setup.iss file into the disk1 directory and then delete the file from the
Windows directory.
7.
Copy all three disk directories onto the CD, hard drive, or network drive from
which you want to perform the install, for example E:\Install.
8.
Click Start → Run and invoke the silent install facility by typing the following:
E:\Install\disk1\Setup –s (where E:\Install is your install path)
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Completing the Touchscreen Setup
Once you’ve installed TouchWare, you can optimize the performance of the
touchscreen using the Touchscreen control panel. You can adjust settings
for touch mode, touch sounds, double-click speed, double-click area, and
other cursor options. You can also use the control panel to set your
preferences and calibrate to a specific screen resolution.
Uninstalling TouchWare
The Uninstall program removes all TouchWare components from your
computer. These components include TouchWare files, directories,
program folders, and folder items. The Uninstall program also removes all
TouchWare entries from the system registry files.
To uninstall TouchWare:
1.
Make sure the TouchWare and Windows control panels are closed.
2.
Click on Start → Programs → MicroTouch TouchWare → Uninstall
MicroTouch TouchWare.
The path will be different if you performed a custom installation and chose a
custom name for the TouchWare program group.
3.
Follow the onscreen instructions to remove TouchWare.
You may see the following message when the Uninstall is complete: “Some
elements could not be removed. You should manually remove items related
to the application.” This is perfectly normal, as several files remain in use
until you restart the system. Click on Details to see the remaining files.
Note: If you have a serial controller, you must restart your system once the
Uninstall is complete. The touchscreen driver remains in use until you restart the
system. USB controllers do not require a restart, as the driver is uninstalled when
you disconnect the last touchscreen.
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Touchscreen Control Panel
You use the MicroTouch Touchscreen Properties control panel to change
the TouchWare settings for your system. You can change the calibration
method, touch modes, cursor options, pen settings, hardware, and diagnostic
tools to suit your preferences.
Control Panel Overview
The MicroTouch Touchscreen Properties control panel consists of tabs that
allow you to determine the best settings for your touchscreen configuration.
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Use the Calibrate tab to calibrate the touchscreen for the current video
resolution
•
Use the Touch Settings tab to define the touch actions that equate to mouse
actions and add right-click functionality to the touchscreen
•
Use the Cursor tab to stabilize the cursor and tune the controller to the best
frequency for the current monitor settings
•
Use the Hardware tab to determine the basic system settings for your
touchscreen, verify the touchscreen is communicating properly, select baud rate,
and restore system defaults.
•
Use the Tools tab to run diagnostic tests from the desktop and to enable
Advanced Functions for your touchscreen.
Note: If you have a ThruGlass controller, a ThruGlass Configuration tab will
appear in place of the Pen tab. If you are running a USB multiple monitor setup,
you will see an additional tab called Multiple Monitors.
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Opening the Touchscreen Control Panel
You can open the Touchscreen control panel several ways:
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Double-click the MicroTouch TouchWare icon on the desktop.
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Click Start → Settings → Control Panel and double-click the MicroTouch
Touchscreen icon.
•
Click Start → Programs → MicroTouch TouchWare → MicroTouch
TouchWare.
The path will be different if you performed a custom installation and chose a
custom name for the TouchWare program group.
Note: If you have multiple touchscreens, you will be asked which touchscreen
to configure. See Appendix A or B for additional information.
Calibrate Tab
The calibration process aligns the touchscreen with the underlying video.
Specifically, calibration defines the dimensions of the active area of the
touchscreen and locates the center of the touchscreen. If the screen is not
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calibrated, the active area of the touchscreen may not be aligned properly or
may be unnecessarily small in size.
Once calibrated, the information is saved by the touchscreen for each video
resolution. Therefore, you only need to recalibrate the touchscreen the first
time you change to a particular video resolution.
Note that the TouchWare installation will automatically set the calibration
style to 2-point calibration. Users may change calibration styles using the
Tools tab → Options → Advanced Touchscreen Settings dialog.
When to Calibrate the Touchscreen
You should calibrate the touchscreen in the following cases:
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The first time you change to a particular video resolution (for example 640x480
or 800x600) or video mode of your monitor. Your monitor’s video card
determines the available resolutions.
•
Any time you change the size of the video image by adjusting the horizontal and
vertical controls on your monitor.
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Any time you run the Stabilize Cursor function from the Cursor tab.
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Any time the cursor does not follow the movement of your finger, or does not
reach the edges of the touchscreen.
Calibrating the Touchscreen
1. Select the Calibrate tab.
2. Click the Calibrate button. Calibration targets appear on the screen. A hand
guides you through the calibration process pointing, in turn, to the appropriate
target.
Note: If you press Escape or do not touch the touchscreen within 20 seconds, the
system automatically cancels the calibration process with no change to the current
settings.
3. Touch the touchscreen and position your fingertip to completely cover the
yellow target. The area around the hand will begin to flash. When the
calibration completes, the message “Touch Enabled” will appear.
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When touching the calibration target, make sure you
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Face the monitor directly.
•
Perform the calibration in the position (sitting or standing) you expect to
use the touchscreen.
•
Touch the calibration target firmly and precisely with your fingertip. Be
careful to keep your other fingers away from the touchscreen as you touch
the target.
4. Repeat these instructions for additional calibration target(s).
5. A dialog box prompts you to test the calibration. If you accidentally touched
the screen in the wrong place during calibration, you will distort the touchscreen
calibration. Test to make sure you are happy with the calibration results.
6. If you are using a TouchPen, repeat the calibration procedure with the pen.
Note: Advanced users may disable calibration verification using the Advanced
Touchscreen Settings dialog.
Testing the Calibration
Recalibrate the touchscreen if any of the following tests fail.
•
Touch random points on the screen. The cursor should be located underneath
your finger or pen when you touch the screen.
•
Drag your finger across the screen and check that the cursor follows your
movements.
•
Touch each corner and along the edges of the screen. Verify that the cursor
reaches the full image area of the screen. Be sure you can touch and activate all
icons and menus across the entire screen.
•
If you need to recalibrate the screen, make sure to touch the targets carefully. It
is possible that one of your touches did not register properly or you accidentally
touched the screen in the wrong place during calibration. For example, if you
touch beyond the targets or into the non-image area, you will distort the
touchscreen calibration.
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Touch Settings Tab
You can use the Touch Settings tab to customize the response of your
touchscreen:
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Touch mode – define the touch actions that equate to a mouse click, doubleclick, and drag.
•
Right-click tool – place the right-click tool on your desktop enabling you to
utilize right-click functionality using the touchscreen.
•
Touch sound – define whether you hear a sound when you touch the screen and
when that sound occurs (touchdown or liftoff).
•
Double-click speed and area – define how fast you need to touch and the space
in which you must touch in order to produce a double-click.
•
Test – enables you to test the double-click speed and area.
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Touch Modes
Desktop Mode
Desktop mode is most useful for general-purpose desktop applications. In
Desktop mode, a touch positions the cursor much like a mouse. Holding the
touch steady is equivalent to pressing and holding the mouse button.
Lifting off is equivalent to releasing the mouse button.
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To click, touch the object. Lift off the screen.
•
To double-click, touch the object twice quickly at the same location.
•
To drag, touch the object. Pause. Slide your finger to the new location. Lift
your finger off the screen.
Note: When using the Draw tool, you must pause for the system to recognize
touch before drawing.
Drawing Mode
Drawing mode is most useful for draw, paint, illustrator, and graphics
applications. In Drawing mode, a touch is equivalent to pressing and
holding down the mouse button. This is considered the easiest mode to use
with immediate reaction to touch. Lifting off is equivalent to releasing the
mouse button.
•
To click, touch the object. Lift off the screen.
•
To double-click, touch the object twice quickly at the same location.
•
To drag, touch the object. Slide your finger to the new location. Lift off the
screen.
Button Mode
In Button mode, touching the screen is equivalent to pressing and releasing
the mouse button. The action occurs as soon as you touch the screen. This
mode is best for button based applications (like a calculator). This mode is
not good for drawing or dragging objects.
Note: When you choose a Custom Touch mode (Tools → Touchscreen Options),
the text on this button face will change from “Button” to “Custom”. You must then
select Custom to activate your choice.
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To click, touch the object.
•
To double-click, touch the object twice quickly at the same location.
•
To drag, touch the object. Pause. Slide your finger to the new location. Lift
off the screen. The object is still selected and can be activated with another
touch.
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Right-click Tool
Places an icon on the desktop (always on top) that allows you to select
which mouse button to activate on touch. Note that this works for the next
click action only. Control returns to the left mouse button as soon as you
are done. In multiple monitor situations, you will get a separate right click
tool for each touchscreen.
You can position this icon anywhere on your desktop by selecting it,
pausing until the four-pointed arrow appears, and dragging it wherever you
want.
Left button is typically used for normal select and normal drag. Right
button is typically used for applet properties such as context menu and
special drag.
Touch Sound
Select audible beep on touchdown, liftoff, or no beep at all. Click on the
Beep button to select the appropriate option for your application. The
default setting is no beep on touch (Beep off).
Note: For additional customization, refer to the custom touch sound option found
on the Tools tab → Options dialog.
Double-click Speed and Area
The double-click speed defines how quickly you must touch the screen for
the system to interpret your actions as a double-click. Set the double-click
speed in the slow to medium range for optimum performance with a
touchscreen. The black line on the display shows the default setting.
The double-click area defines the space in which you must touch the screen
for the system to interpret your actions as a double-click. Set the doubleclick area in the medium to high range for optimum performance with a
touchscreen. The black line on the display shows the default setting.
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Touch the globe twice to test the double-click speed and area settings. If
the MicroTouch Enabled logo begins to circle the globe, the touchscreen
recognized your touch as a double-click.
Note: Altering the double-click settings for the touchscreen will change the settings
for the mouse, and vice versa.
Cursor Tab
The Cursor tab enables you to customize the response of the cursor to your
touch. Using this tab, you can:
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Specify whether to display or hide the cursor
•
Define the vertical distance between your touch and the position of the cursor
on the screen
•
Adjust the cursor movement on the horizontal axis
•
Stabilize the cursor
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Cursor Visibility
The Cursor Visibility option is for Windows 9X and Windows Me users
who do not want to display the cursor when working with a touch
application. By default, the touchscreen displays the cursor in your
application. Click on the Cursor button to toggle the cursor on or off.
While this option is disabled for Windows 2000 and NT 4.0, users can
access the Mouse properties page to hide the cursor.
To hide the cursor in systems running Windows 2000 and NT 4.0:
1. Click Start → Settings → Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Mouse icon to open the Mouse Properties page
3. Click on the Pointers tab.
4. Select Touchscreen Hidden Cursors scheme and click OK.
Note: Some applications can override this setting by loading their own cursors.
Cursor Vertical Offset
After you calibrate the touchscreen, the cursor should be located directly
underneath your finger when you touch the screen. However, you may
prefer to offset the cursor slightly above your touch so you can see the
cursor and point more easily and precisely to small objects.
The Cursor Vertical Offset option lets you define the distance between your
fingertip and the position of the cursor on the screen. Offsetting the cursor
is helpful when selecting small items, such as single letters in word
processing, check boxes, or radio buttons.
To set the Cursor Vertical Offset:
1. In the Cursor Vertical Offset box on the Cursor tab, click the Offset button.
The function is enabled (“ON”) when the green indicator is illuminated. The
Set button then becomes active.
2. Click Set.
3. Touch the screen at the desired distance below the tip of the arrow, within the
rectangular space provided. The distance between your liftoff position and the
tip of the arrow is the offset distance. Thereafter, the cursor will be positioned
above your finger or pen by a distance equal to the offset distance. As your
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finger or pen approaches the bottom edge of the screen, the cursor offset
automatically decreases so you can touch items in this area.
Edge Adjustment
Sometimes the screen image extends beyond the edge of the monitor bezel.
In these cases, it may be difficult to touch items at the left and right edges of
the screen. If the Edge Adjustment option is on, TouchWare automatically
offsets the horizontal position of the cursor near the left and right edges, so
you can easily reach the edges of the screen image.
TouchWare only makes this adjustment at the left and right edges of the
screen. You cannot define the horizontal offset amount.
Stabilize Cursor
The Stabilize Cursor option adjusts the operating frequency of the
touchscreen controller. In general, you will not need to stabilize the cursor
for the touchscreen. However, if you are experiencing problems with a
jittery cursor, ragged lines, or random touch points, you may want to run the
Stabilize Cursor option.
Use the Stabilize Cursor option to test the available frequency settings and
determine the best frequency. The range of frequency settings and the
default setting depends on your touchscreen controller. You can set a new
operating frequency, and then check the performance of the touchscreen at
that frequency setting.
When to Stabilize the Cursor
You should stabilize the cursor any time the cursor movement is very erratic
or jittery. This is NOT a subtle movement. The cursor will be very jumpy.
To test stability, use the Draw program to draw some lines on the screen.
Check that they are smooth and thin. If the lines are wide and have ragged
edges, the frequency setting is probably not correct for your controller. Run
Stabilize Cursor.
Note: This test will take several minutes. Do not touch the screen, mouse or
keyboard during the test. The test is measuring the amount of noise when there is no
touch.
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Cursor Stabilization Procedure
1. Choose Stabilize Cursor from the Cursor tab.
2. If you are using a TouchPen controller in pen/finger mode, a dialog box appears
asking if you want to adjust the frequency for pen or finger. Specify the desired
touch method.
Note: On a TouchPen system, you must stabilize the cursor twice (once with
your finger and once with the pen) if you are using both a pen and your finger
as touch devices.
3. The system then does a preliminary check of all the frequency settings.
4. The Analyzing Frequencies dialog box appears. The system tests each
frequency setting and determines the optimum setting.
5. Once the test is complete, a dialog box informs you of the best frequency as
determined by the test. You can click on Accept to switch to this frequency
setting or you may click on the Advanced… button to test and select the
frequencies for yourself.
6. The test results are displayed in descending order with the recommended
frequency at the top of the list. The current selected frequency is also indicated.
7. Select a different frequency and click Apply.
Testing the Newly Selected Frequency
Any time you adjust the frequency you should test how the touchscreen is
working and verify you are satisfied with the operation of the touchscreen.
Test the touchscreen by touching the screen in several places and sliding
your finger around the screen. The cursor should hold steady and smooth.
If you see erratic or jittery cursor movement, readjust the controller
frequency.
Adjust the frequency until your touch test produces acceptable results. A
good test is to go to the Draw program and hold your finger steady on the
screen. If the resulting pattern isn’t fuzzy, you have a good frequency.
It is recommended that you recalibrate the touchscreen after using Stabilize
Cursor.
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Pen Tab
Note: If you have a ThruGlass controller, a ThruGlass Configuration tab will
appear in place of the Pen tab. Refer to Chapter 3 for further information on
TouchWare for ThruGlass.
The Pen tab options are available only if your system has a TouchPen
controller. TouchPen Mode defines whether the touchscreen recognizes
input from both a pen and a finger, from a pen only, or from a finger only.
The default mode is Pen/Finger, which means that you can use either your
finger or your pen to select options.
The pen works in much the same way as a mouse regardless of the Touch
Mode setting. Touching the screen with a pen is equivalent to pressing and
holding down the left mouse button. Lifting the pen off the screen is
equivalent to releasing the mouse button. Touch Sound is disabled when
using the pen (no beep on touch).
Certain pens come with a button which can be used to for right-clicks. To
right-click, press and hold the button while you touch the screen. After
touching the screen, quickly lift the pen and release the button.
From the Pen tab, select one of the TouchPen mode buttons using the
mouse, a pen, your finger, or the appropriate shortcut key.
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Note the TouchPen mode is immediately active. For example, if you select
Pen Only, the system recognizes only the pen as a touch device. You
cannot use your finger to make a selection. You can still use shortcut keys
or the mouse to select an option.
The system saves the TouchPen mode so that the next time you power up
the system, the selected TouchPen mode is active.
Pen/Finger Mode
The system recognizes both pen and finger touches on the screen. This
mode is the default mode for TouchPen controllers. If the system detects
both pen and finger touches at the same time, it gives the pen higher priority
and acknowledges only the pen touches. This priority prevents accidental
touches from your finger or hand being interpreted as input.
If you are using the pen and you lift the pen from the screen, the system
does not recognize finger (or hand) touch until after a system-defined time
delay. If a finger or hand is on the screen when the pen lifts off, the system
ignores the finger or hand until you lift off and touch the screen again.
For example, if you rest your hand on the screen while you write with the
pen, you can lift the pen and put it back again without your hand touch
being acknowledged.
You must calibrate the touchscreen twice (once with your finger and once
with the pen) if you are using Pen/Finger mode.
Note: Changing the TouchPen mode setting can optimize the performance of the
touchscreen. In Pen/Finger mode, the TouchPen controller checks for input from
either a pen or a finger. The controller always gives priority to the pen. Therefore,
if you are not currently using the pen for your touch application, use Finger Only
mode for optimum system performance.
Pen Only Mode
The system recognizes only pen touches on the screen. The system ignores
finger touches on the screen.
Finger Only Mode
The system recognizes only finger touches on the screen. The system
ignores pen touches on the screen.
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Stabilize Cursor for Finger and TouchPen
If you are using pen/finger mode when you select Stabilize Cursor from the
Cursor tab, a dialog box appears asking if you want to adjust the frequency
for pen or finger. The recommended frequency setting may be different for
the pen and the finger; therefore you must adjust each input method
independently. You could find that the performance of one touch method is
acceptable, while another touch method may need stabilization.
Test TouchPen
Touch in the designated test area to sample draw mode and to determine if
the selected TouchPen mode is working.
Hardware Tab
Note: For USB controllers, no Connection information is available.
Use the Hardware tab to determine the basic system settings for your
touchscreen, select the baud rate, and restore system defaults.
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Controller Information
Controller Type
The following controllers are supported in this version of TouchWare:
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Serial/SMT series of controllers
•
MT series of controllers
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PC Bus controller
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TouchPen controller
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ThruGlass controller
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USB controller
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MousePort controller
Firmware Version
These digits represent the version number and the revision level of the
touchscreen controller firmware.
Touchscreen Status
Touchscreen status refers to whether or not the touchscreen has been found
and is operational.
Possible messages include:
OK – Touchscreen found and operational.
Touchscreen Not Found – The system could not detect the touchscreen.
Refer to Troubleshooting the Touchscreen for further information on this
message.
Any other error messages indicate a hardware failure. Refer to Error
Messages or contact MicroTouch Technical Support for more information.
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Connection
Communication Port
Displays the COM port used for the touchscreen hardware connection.
If you have two serial devices operating together, such as a touchscreen and
a mouse, be sure each device uses a unique COM port and IRQ number.
For example, the mouse can use COM1/IRQ4 and the touchscreen can use
COM2/IRQ3. Using the same COM port or IRQ creates device conflicts.
The touchscreen must have a unique IRQ; it cannot share an IRQ with
another device.
Use the Microsoft Hardware Conflict Troubleshooter (available in
Windows Help) to try and resolve this problem.
Find Touchscreen
When you select the Find Touchscreen option, TouchWare:
•
Scans the available communication ports supported by Windows for a
touchscreen. Find Touchscreen searches the baud rates used by the
touchscreen.
Note: TouchWare will only work with COM ports configured, recognized,
operational and supported by Windows at the time of install.
•
Tries to communicate with the touchscreen controller.
•
Waits for the touchscreen controller to respond.
•
Requests information about the touchscreen and its controller.
If TouchWare does not find the touchscreen, check that the touchscreen is
connected properly, and then repeat the search. Refer to Chapter 4
Troubleshooting the Touchscreen for more information on what to do if
your touchscreen is not found. Note that this option cannot search any
COM ports in use by other applications.
Verify that any previously loaded hardware/software (i.e., mouse or
modem) that used the same COM port as your touchscreen has been
uninstalled. Just because the hardware is disconnected doesn’t mean that
the software isn’t claiming the port. Ensure that all components are
completely removed from the System files.
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Select Baud Rate
The standard baud rate for MicroTouch controllers is 9600, which is
generally acceptable for most applications. You may also select 19200,
4800, 2400 or 1200 baud.
Note: The Select Baud Rate setting is not available for ThruGlass. If you change
the baud rate, you could render your ThruGlass touchscreen inoperable.
About TouchWare
Lists the version of TouchWare and its utilities currently installed on your
system. This information is particularly helpful if you need to call
Technical Support.
Restore Defaults
This option is useful if you have reconfigured the software and need to get
back to the original TouchWare settings.
Note: This option does not restore calibration settings, frequency settings, or other
controller parameters.
Restores original TouchWare settings for:
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Touch Mode (Desktop)
In Multiple Monitor mode, the default is Click.
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Touch Sound (Off)
•
Double-click Speed and Area (Midrange)
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Cursor Visibility (On)
•
Cursor Vertical Offset (Off)
•
Edge Adjustment (Off)
•
TouchPen Mode (Pen/Finger)
•
Advanced Touchscreen Settings
!
Calibration style
!
Touch enabled
!
Splash screen enabled
!
Calibration reminder enabled
!
Calibration verification enabled
!
Linearization disabled (unless TP4)
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Noise filter disabled
!
Diagnostic tools disabled
!
Multiple monitor touch modes disabled (except for multiple monitors)
Tools Tab
Use the Tools tab to perform basic touchscreen diagnostic tests to optimize
the performance of your touchscreen. This tab is also the gateway to
additional options and advanced touchscreen settings.
Touchscreen Diagnostics
Draw
The Draw program lets you test the operation of the touchscreen and pen by
checking the accuracy and speed with which the system responds to your
touch. To draw, simply touch the screen and drag your finger or pen. When
using Desktop Mode, you must pause for the system to recognize touch
before drawing.
The Draw program includes the following options:
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B (blank) -- clears the screen and displays a blank drawing canvas.
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G (grid) -- clears the screen and displays a grid that you can use as a drawing
guide (default setting).
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L (line) -- draws solid lines on the screen (default setting). This option is not
available in Multiple Monitor mode.
•
D (dots) -- draws dotted lines on the screen, where each dot represents a point
reported by the touchscreen.
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Space Bar -- clears the screen instructions leaving the grid or a blank drawing
area.
The Draw background reflects your Desktop color scheme. You may
experience problems if your desktop includes a light background, as the
Draw grid lines are white and may be difficult to see. For best results,
change your background color to a dark selection. Click Start → Settings →
Control Panel → Display → Appearance.
Terminal
In Terminal emulation mode, you can send firmware commands directly to
the touchscreen controller and view touch position data sent from the
controller.
Note: Terminal mode is not available for USB controllers.
Developers and support personnel can use firmware commands to initialize
the controller, select operating or touch modes, specify data formats, and
execute diagnostic functions. For a complete description of the available
firmware commands, refer to your controller reference guide.
Caution: You do not need to use firmware commands in order to use your touch
system. If you are not familiar with the use of firmware commands, do not use this
option. Executing some commands may alter the performance of your touchscreen
or render it inoperable.
Video Diagnostics
The Color Bars and Color Purity options let you test the monitor video
output. These options do not test the touchscreen. Typically, you do not
need to use these options unless you are assembling or repairing
touchscreen monitors.
Advanced users may disable these video diagnostic tools using the Options
button → Advanced Touchscreen Settings dialog.
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Color Bars
When you select the Color Bars option, TouchWare displays 15 bars that
span the color spectrum from black to white.
When examining the colors, check the following items:
•
Look at each color and ensure that it matches its description.
•
Look at the edges of each color bar and ensure that it does not bleed at the edge
or spread into other colors.
If you notice problems, try adjusting the contrast and brightness controls on
the monitor.
If there are still problems with the video, you can continue to troubleshoot
the problem by using the Color Purity option. Remember that bad video
indicates a hardware problem with the monitor or video card, not the
touchscreen.
Color Purity
Most CRT monitors have three electron guns (or signals) that send the
primary colors – red, green, and blue – to the screen. (The exception to this
is flat panel displays.) The Color Purity option lets you test each primary
color individually. You can also test combinations of these colors to
produce some of the same colors shown in the Color Bars option.
The advantage of the Color Purity option is that the color fills the screen.
You can check a color for consistent appearance and saturation across the
screen. Refer to the following Color Table to learn how to produce each
color by turning the color guns on or off. For example, turn on red and blue
to view magenta, or turn on green and blue to view cyan.
When viewing a color with the Color Purity option, look for the color to be
uniform across all areas of the screen. Shading, shadows, and distortion in
the color indicate there may be problems with the video.
Some monitors have a Degauss button. If you notice any problems with the
color, try pressing the Degauss button to neutralize the magnetic field that
builds up on the CRT. Also, check that other monitor controls are set
properly. For more information on these controls, refer to the
documentation for your particular monitor.
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If there are still problems with the video check that you reassembled the
monitor properly. Remember that video problems indicate a problem with
the monitor or video card, not the touchscreen.
Table 1: Color Table
Color
Red
Green
Blue
Black
Blue
Cyan
Green
Magenta
Red
Yellow
White
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
On
On
On
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
On
On
Off
On
On
Off
On
Off
Off
On
Touchscreen Linearization
Note: Touchscreen linearization is typically available for pen systems only.
However, advanced users may enable linearization using the Tools → Options →
Advanced Touchscreen Settings dialog.
To perform a 25-point linearization of the touchscreen surface:
1.
Make sure the video image is centered in the screen area using the horizontal
and vertical controls.
2.
Open the touchscreen control panel and select the Tools tab.
3.
Click Linearize. This will bring up 25 linearization targets on the screen. A
hand guides you through the linearization process pointing, in turn, to the next
appropriate target.
Note: If you press Escape or do not touch the touchscreen within 20 seconds,
the system automatically cancels the linearization process with no change to the
current settings.
4.
Touch the touchscreen and position your fingertip to completely cover the
yellow target. The area around the hand will begin to flash. When the
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linearization completes, the message “Touch Enabled” will appear.
When touching the target, make sure you
•
Face the monitor directly.
•
Perform the linearization in the position (sitting or standing) you expect to
use the touchscreen.
•
Touch the target firmly and precisely with your fingertip. Be careful to
keep your other fingers away from the touchscreen as you touch the target.
5.
Repeat these instructions until all 25 targets have been touched.
6.
A dialog will ask if you wish to continue with this process. If so, the 25 targets
will now be replaced with a set of 16 targets used to verify the linearization
performed in steps 1 through 5.
7.
Repeat the previous process for each of these targets. This process
automatically returns to the control panel once complete. If you are using a
TouchPen, repeat the linearization procedure with the pen. The accuracy
numbers should be below 1.5%.
To test the accuracy of the linearization process, use the Draw program to
draw some lines on the screen. Check that they are smooth and thin.
To exit this program at any time during the process, press Escape.
Touchscreen Options
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The Touchscreen Options button enables functions added to the original
TouchWare control panel. Using this dialog enables you to further
customize TouchWare to suit your setting. Touchscreen Options include:
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Single Touchscreen Configuration
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Custom Touch Mode
•
Site Defaults (for NT users)
•
Custom Touch Sound
•
Advanced Touchscreen Settings
Single Touchscreen Configuration
The Single Touchscreen Configuration option is useful for applications
requiring 2 monitors with 2 display cards, only one of which is a
touchscreen. For example, you may want to have a touch monitor running
an interactive program while the non-touch monitor runs a display-only
application.
Note: This option is only active for single serial touchscreen/multiple monitor
configurations. You set up single USB touchscreen/multiple monitor configurations
using the Multiple Monitors tab. See “Mapping Multiple Monitors” on page 82 for
more information. You can also configure a system to use multiple touchscreens.
See to Appendix A or B (depending on your controller type) for more information.
This option confines touch to a single screen in a two monitor
configuration. This enables you to use a single touchscreen with an image
split horizontally (tiled) across 2 screens. You need only select which side
is the touchscreen – right or left (primary or secondary in Windows 98 and
Me).
Select one monitor (default) to place the entire desktop image on one
monitor without a split screen. This is the equivalent of standard
touchscreen software installed on a single touch monitor.
For tiled applications, if your touchscreen is on the left, click Left monitor.
If your touchscreen is on the right, click Right monitor. The possible
configurations for serial controllers using this option are as follows:
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If you have:
Windows NT 4.0 or 95
Windows 2000, 98, or Me
1 Monitor
1 Touchscreen
1 Video Card
Supported
Supported
2 Monitors
1 Touchscreen
1 Video Card
1 Splitter
Supported – Mirrored only
Supported – Mirrored only
2 monitors
1 touchscreen
1 video card
2 outputs
Supported – Mirrored and tiled
Not supported
or
2 monitors
1 touchscreen
2 video cards
Not supported
Supported – Tiled only
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Custom Touch Mode
Custom Touch Mode provides three additional touch modes to the original
Touch Modes found on the Touch Settings tab. In fact, Custom Touch
Mode enables you to reconfigure how the third Touch Mode button works.
If you choose a Custom Touch Mode (Click, Touchdown or Liftoff), the
button name changes from “Button” to “Custom” on the Touch Settings tab.
You must then select “Custom” to activate this choice.
•
Button Mode (default)
•
Click Mode
Touchdown Mode
Liftoff Mode
•
•
Refer to the Touch Settings tab for the standard touch mode options.
Button Mode (default)
This option is exactly the same as Button Mode on the Touch Settings tab.
Click Mode
This option is exactly the same as Click Mode for Multiple touchscreens.
Click mode provides button operation only. The touchscreen sends a
button-down, followed by a button-up to the operating system. Drawing or
dragging is not supported in this mode.
Touchdown Mode
Touchdown Mode enables you to create an immediate button action as soon
as you touch the screen. In Touchdown Mode, you cause a button down at
the cursor location, with a short pause and then a button up. You can leave
your finger on the screen but only a single touch is registered until you lift
your finger off the screen and touch down again.
Touching the screen is equivalent to pressing and releasing the mouse
button. The action occurs as soon as you touch the screen. This mode is
best for button based applications (like a calculator). Drawing or dragging is
not supported in this mode.
Liftoff Mode
Liftoff Mode enables you to position the cursor where you want before
creating a button action. In Liftoff Mode, the cursor will follow your finger
for more accurate touch. When you want to select an item, lifting your
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finger off the screen will cause a button down, short pause, and then a
button up to occur.
Touching the screen is equivalent to moving the mouse position. The
button down/button up action occurs when you remove your finger from the
screen. This mode is useful for applications requiring greater accuracy
because it lets you carefully position the cursor prior to acting on it.
Drawing or dragging is not supported in this mode.
Site Defaults
The Site Defaults option (for Windows 2000 and NT 4.0 administrators
only) enables you to restore system defaults to either your Current Settings
(site-specific) or the original Factory Settings when you select Restore
Defaults from the Hardware tab. This option does not restore calibration or
frequency settings.
Custom Touch Sound
This option enables you to set the exact pitch and duration of the touch
sound selected on the Touch Settings tab.
Note: If you have selected No Beep on the Touch Settings tab, this option will be
disabled.
Advanced Touchscreen Settings
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Caution: Executing the Advanced Touchscreen options may alter the performance
of your touchscreen or render it inoperable. You should be aware of expected
results before executing any option. If you are not familiar with the outcome of
these settings, you should not be using these options.
Calibration Style
The calibration process aligns the touchscreen with the underlying video.
Specifically, calibration defines the dimensions of the active area of the
touchscreen and locates the center of the touchscreen. If the screen is
improperly calibrated, the active area of the touchscreen may not be aligned
or may be unnecessarily small in size.
Once you calibrate for each video resolution, the information is saved by
the touchscreen. Therefore, you do not need to calibrate the touchscreen
each time you start your system.
TouchWare provides 2 choices for calibration style:
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2-point calibration is ideal for capacitive touchscreens.
•
5-point calibration is recommended for resistive touchscreens.
Touch Orientation
This is an information-only icon.
The Touch Orientation option is included for advanced users who alter the
orientation of the touchscreen in custom installations. This orientation (or
direction of the sensor mounted in the monitor) is determined the first time
calibration is run. Once TouchWare is installed, the calibration program
automatically determines the correct sensor positioning.
The touchscreen icon illustrates how your sensor is placed in your monitor.
The white target indicates the location of the upper left corner of the
touchscreen. Standard installation of the touchscreen sensor matches this
upper left corner point to the monitor.
Disable Touch
This option allows you to disable touch functionality. The only way to
restore touch is with a keyboard or mouse. This setting will remain in effect
until you reboot your system.
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Touch Sensitivity
The configuration process sets the default sensitivity that, in most cases,
will be appropriate for your touchscreen. However, you can change this
setting manually if you are not satisfied with the response of the
touchscreen.
•
If the controller responds or the cursor moves before you actually touch the
screen, you should decrease the sensitivity.
•
If you need to press hard or use more than one finger in order to activate a
touch, you should increase the sensitivity.
Software Settings
These Software Settings are intended for use by advanced users attempting
to streamline the installation of TouchWare on many systems at a time.
These settings are not intended for use by individual users.
•
Enable Noise Filter – use to correct grounding problems
•
Enable Linearization – activates 25-point linearization for use when
viewable/touchable area is smaller than full screen
•
Disable Splash Screen – enabled on startup for advanced users
•
Disable Calibration Reminder – for advanced users, this option allows users to
turn off the automatic calibration reminder message
•
Disable Calibration Verification – for advanced users, this option allows users
to turn off the automatic calibration and linearization verification messages
•
Enable Video Diagnostic Tools – this option allows users to turn on color
testing
•
Enable Touch Modes – this option allows users to turn on additional touch
modes in a multiple monitor setup
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ThruGlass Touchscreen Configuration
This chapter provides information unique to ThruGlass TouchWare users.
Refer to the ThruGlass Touchscreen Hardware Installation Guide for more
detailed information on setting up ThruGlass. Refer to earlier chapters of
this book for information on installing TouchWare and the overall
functionality of the TouchWare control panel.
Note: In systems equipped with ThruGlass, the ThruGlass tab appears in place of
the Pen tab.
ThruGlass Overview
The ThruGlass tab enables you to:
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Specify the size and type of ThruGlass touchscreen you are using
•
Adjust the controller sensitivity
•
Test the operation of the ThruGlass touchscreen
•
Run ThruGlass diagnostic tests
•
Adjust the controller frequency
After installing the ThruGlass touchscreen and controller, use the
ThruGlass tab to configure the touchscreen for the current installation and
environment. When you select the ThruGlass Screen Type, you
automatically set in motion a configuration process that sets the default
sensitivity and determines the best operating frequency for your controller.
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Setting Up a ThruGlass Touchscreen
Install the ThruGlass controller using the ThruGlass Touchscreen
Hardware Installation Guide for detailed information.
Note: You must have a keyboard or mouse attached to your system to initially
configure your ThruGlass touchscreen. When you initially install TouchWare, touch
is disabled until you specify the Screen Type in the ThruGlass tab. Use the
keyboard or mouse to specify the ThruGlass screen type.
Before you configure the ThruGlass touchscreen, make sure the video
resolution1 is appropriate for your touch application. Your monitor’s video
card determines the available resolutions.
Configure the ThruGlass touchscreen by specifying the size of ThruGlass
touchscreen, such as 17-, 15-, 12- or 10-inch screens. The part number
appears on the cable at the lower right corner of the touchscreen.
When you select the ThruGlass Screen Type, you automatically set in
motion a configuration process that sets the default sensitivity and
determines the best frequency for your controller.
If you change video resolution or scan rate2, a dialog box will automatically
pop up advising you to reselect your screen type in order to optimize
ThruGlass performance. If you change only the scan rate on a Windows 95
system, this message will not appear. You must manually reset the screen
type by selecting None and then reselect the screen type.
After you configure your ThruGlass touchscreen, calibrate the touchscreen
using the Calibrate tab. You can then set preferences such as the doubleclick speed or touch mode using the other touchscreen control panel tabs.
Refer to Chapter 2 for more information.
1
Video resolution, i.e., 800x600 or 640x480, is also known as Desktop Area on the
Settings/Control Panel/Display Properties Page.
2
Scan rate is also known as Refresh rate depending on your video card.
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Screen Type
Caution: You must have a keyboard or mouse attached to your system to initially
configure your ThruGlass touchscreen.
If you are specifying the screen type for the first time, touch is disabled.
Use the mouse or keyboard to select the screen type. However, do not
touch the screen, keyboard or mouse once the configuration process has
begun.
After you install the ThruGlass hardware, use Screen Type to specify the
type of touchscreen you are using. MicroTouch makes different types of
ThruGlass touchscreens, such as 17-, 15-, 12- or 10-inch screens. The part
number can be found on the touchscreen cable at the lower right corner of
the touchscreen.
When you select the ThruGlass Screen Type, you automatically set in
motion a configuration process that sets the default sensitivity and
determines the best frequency for your controller.
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Sensitivity
Using the Sensitivity setting, the touch response can be optimized for the
thickness of the non-conductive material (for example, glass or plastic) in
front of the ThruGlass touchscreen.
The configuration process sets the default sensitivity which, in most cases,
will be appropriate for your touchscreen. However, you can change this
setting manually if you are not satisfied with the response of the ThruGlass
touchscreen.
•
If the controller responds or the cursor moves before you actually touch the first
surface, you should decrease the sensitivity.
•
If you need to press hard or use more than one finger in order to activate a
touch, you should increase the sensitivity.
Diagnostics
Diagnostics will help to determine whether your ThruGlass touchscreen is
working correctly. Before running these tests, make sure the ThruGlass is
installed in its operational position, i.e., kiosk doors closed, artwork
installed, monitor in final operating location.
Show Noise
The Noise Level indicates the amount of noise detected by the controller at
the current frequency. Ideally, the Noise Level should be less than 30.
Choose Auto Frequency to determine the best frequency for your controller.
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If you are still unsatisfied with this setting, you can select a different
frequency manually and retest.
The red line is a graphical representation of the noise level. It should be
positioned low and hold steady as shown in the screen below.
Note that touching the screen affects the noise level. To obtain accurate
readings of the overall system noise, do not touch the screen, keyboard or
mouse during this process.
Show Base
Show Base shows the operating range of the controller. Optimal levels
should be over 400 and less than 1023. The yellow lines represent peak
holds. All values should be in the top half of the screen.
If any bar is substantially different from its neighbor, there may be a
problem such as metal near the sensor or a broken connection. The
exception to this is the change from the horizontal to vertical axis at bar 8,
where you are likely to see a jump in height. Touching the screen should
show a reduction in height of all bars with the lowest reading being the
touch point.
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Show Depth
Show Depth is a graphical representation of the amount of touch signal that
the controller sees when the screen is touched. The best values are above
125. Overall, the higher the values, the better, without topping out the
graph.
If you sweep your finger slowly from side to side and top to bottom across
the screen, you should see that all bars reach a similar maximum height.
The yellow lines indicate the maximum reading of any given bar.
The leftmost bars represent readings from the horizontal axis. The
rightmost eight represent the vertical axis. There may be a slight difference
in the average from these two groups.
Auto Frequency
The Auto Frequency function adjusts the operating frequency of the
touchscreen. In general, you will not need to adjust the frequency once you
have configured the touchscreen. However, if you are experiencing erratic
or jittery cursor movement, ragged lines, or random touch points, you may
want to use the Auto Frequency option and rerun the process.
You can manually set a new operating frequency, and then check the
performance of the touchscreen at that frequency setting. Use the Auto
Frequency slide bar to select and test the available frequency settings and
determine the best frequency. The range of frequency settings and the
default setting depends on your installation. You can adjust the ThruGlass
sensitivity after changing the frequency.
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Do not touch the screen, keyboard or mouse during this process.
When to Adjust the Controller Frequency
You should adjust the controller frequency any time the cursor movement is
very erratic or jittery. This is NOT a subtle movement. The cursor will be
very jumpy. To test stability, use the Draw program to draw some lines on
the screen. Check that they are smooth. If the lines appear ragged, the
frequency setting is probably not correct for your controller.
To adjust the controller frequency:
•
Open the ThruGlass tab.
•
Click on Diagnostics then click on Auto Frequency.
•
Do not touch the screen until the auto frequency process is complete. Touching
the screen influences the results of the frequency adjustment.
•
The results obtained from changing the frequency are not predictable. If you
choose a frequency setting that does not work, keep trying. The next frequency
setting (up or down) may be appropriate.
Calibrating the ThruGlass Touchscreen
You should calibrate the ThruGlass touchscreen after you have set the
screen type and adjusted sensitivity and frequency. Use the Calibrate tab to
adjust the calibration of the ThruGlass touchscreen.
Testing the ThruGlass Touchscreen
Use the Test button to check that the ThruGlass touchscreen is correctly
responding to your touch.
To test the ThruGlass touchscreen:
•
Open the ThruGlass tab.
•
Click on Test. A dialog box prompts you to test the touchscreen by touching
the screen. A target appears on the screen.
•
Touch the screen in several places and move your finger around the screen.
Touch the corners and edges of the screen. The cursor should be steady and
cursor movement should be smooth. If you see erratic or jittery cursor
movement or if the controller registers random touch points, readjust the
controller frequency.
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Adjusting ThruGlass Video Resolution
MicroTouch recommends that you adjust the desired video resolution and
scan rate before you configure the touchscreen. Adjusting the video
resolution after configuring the touchscreen can cause touch to be erratic.
If you change the video resolution or scan rate after configuring the
touchscreen, you will see a message advising you to reselect your screen
type in order to automatically configure the sensitivity and frequency. If
you change only the scan rate on a Windows 95 system, this message will
not appear. You must manually reset the screen type by selecting None and
then the screen type.
Alternatively, you can adjust the controller frequency by selecting the Auto
Frequency button from the Diagnostics screen.
Values for each video resolution are stored in the system registry so you
need only do this once for each video resolution setting.
ThruGlass Troubleshooting
The ThruGlass touchscreen should be sensitive to your touch and recognize
a light touch. If not, you may be experiencing one of the following
problems:
•
If the controller responds or the cursor moves before you actually touch the first
surface — decrease sensitivity.
•
If you need to press hard or use more than one finger to activate a touch —
increase sensitivity.
•
If the cursor is erratic or jittery — adjust the controller frequency.
•
If the controller is registering random touch points — adjust the controller
frequency.
•
If the cursor does not reach the edges of the video image — recalibrate the
touchscreen.
•
If the cursor is not located underneath your finger — recalibrate the
touchscreen.
Multiple ThruGlass Touchscreens
Depending on your application, you may want to use more than one
touchscreen with your system. TouchWare can support up to four
ThruGlass touchscreens. Also, you can include a combination of touch
monitors and standard (non-touch) monitors with your system.
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To set up multiple ThruGlass touchscreens, you follow the same process as
you do to set up multiple serial touchscreens. See Appendix A for
instructions.
Summary of Firmware Commands
ThruGlass controllers use an enhanced set of the commands detailed in the
following tables. MicroTouch recommends you use the commands listed in
the following table.
Caution: If you are not familiar with the use of firmware commands, do not use
them. Executing some commands may alter the performance of your touchscreen or
render it inoperable.
Table 2: Firmware Commands Recommended for Development
Command Name
ASCII Code
Description
Calibrate Extended
CX
Initiates an interactive, two-point calibration.
Format Tablet
FT
Outputs the X, Y touch coordinate data in a five-byte
packet.
Mode Stream
MS
Sends a continuous stream of X, Y coordinate data when
you touch the screen.
Null Command
Z
Queries the controller and waits for a response.
Output Identity
OI
Identifies the controller type and the firmware version.
Reset
R
Initializes the hardware and the firmware, causes the
controller to stop sending data, and recalculates the
environmental conditions.
Restore Defaults
RD
Returns the controller to the factory default operating
parameters.
Unit Type
UT
Identifies the type of touchscreen controller connected to
your system.
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Additional ThruGlass Specific Commands
These commands can be used for diagnostics and configuration of
ThruGlass controllers.
Table 3: ThruGlass Specific Controller Commands
Command Name
ASCII Code
Description
Mode Noise
Extended Mode
Set Creep
Set Sensitivity
MN
MX
SC [pressed released]
SS [max/min adjacent unused
speed fast level release]
SF [freq]
SP [resln delay]
ST [0..3]
SCX [xtbl|X0 X1 X2 X3 X4 X5
X6 X7]
SCY [ytbl|Y0 Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5
Y6 Y7]
FRA
FBA
FZA
NOA
Stream noise data packets
Send firmware algorithm data on press
Set/show base update rates
Set/show touch algorithm parameters
Set Frequency
Set Phase
Set Type
Set Correction X
Set Correction Y
Format Raw ASCII
Format Base ASCII
Format Depth ASCII
Noise ASCII
Set/show frequency
Set/show phase
Set/show controller & screen orientation
Set/show X depth correction parameters
Set/show Y depth correction parameters
Show 16 sensor channel values
Show 16 base values
Show 16 press depth values
Show noise data
ThruGlass Command Line Commands
Sending ESCAPE,ESCAPE,ESCAPE will place the ThruGlass controller
into ‘terminal’ mode. The following commands are then active. Note that
some parameter values can render the controller inoperative. FR will return
the controller to factory default settings. Note that these commands are for
diagnostic use only and are not recommended for normal operation.
•
Enter either full command or abbreviation followed by <ENTER>.
•
Angle brackets indicate required parameter.
•
Square brackets indicate optional parameter(s).
•
Vertical bar indicates a choice must be made from list.
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Table 4: ThruGlass Terminal Mode Commands
Command
Abbreviation
Description
Adcall
aa
Show 16 sensor channel values
Baseall
ba
Show base values
baud [1200|2400|4800|9600]
bd
Set/show communication rate
coldreset
cr
Perform power-up restart
Depthall
de
Show press depth values
eeprom <address> [data]
ee
Set/show EEPROM values directly
Factoryreset
fr
Reset to factory default settings
Go
go
Start normal operation
help [command]
he
Show list of these commands
helpcta
hc
Show test of CTRL-A commands
mode [mode]
mo
Set/show operation mode
noise
no
Show noise analysis
sens [maxmin adjacent unused speed fast
level release]
ss
Set/show touch algorithm parameters
scx [xtbl|X0 X1 X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7]
scx
Set/show X depth correction parameters
scy [ytbl|Y0 Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 Y7]
scy
Set/show Y depth correction parameters
setcreep [pressed released]
sc
Set/show base update rates
setfreq [freq]
sf
Set/show frequency
setphase [resln delay]
sp
Set/show phase
setlinx [center edge offset]
slx
Set/show X linearity parameters
setliny [center edge offset]
sly
Set/show Y linearity parameters
Tpcal
tpc
Perform two-point calibration
tpval [X1 Y1 X2 Y2]
tpy
Set/show two-point calibration values
tpcreset
tpr
Reset two-point calibration to default
type [0..3]
ty
Set/show controller & screen orientation
version
ve
Show version information
Warmreset
wr
Restart all processes
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Troubleshooting the Touchscreen
This chapter provides tips and strategies for problems you may encounter
with the touchscreen either during installation or normal use.
MicroTouch is committed to helping you get the most out of your
touchscreen. If you are unable to resolve your problem using the
troubleshooting information contained in this chapter, contact MicroTouch
technical support. For information on how to reach technical support in
your area, refer to “MicroTouch Support Services” on page 8.
Troubleshooting Overview
If you are experiencing problems with the touchscreen, check that all cables
are connected properly and restart your system.
For cursor adjustments, you may need to
•
Calibrate the touchscreen
•
Define cursor offset
•
Stabilize the cursor
If your touchscreen or mouse is not working, the communication settings
may be incorrect. If both devices are trying to use the same communication
port or IRQ, a hardware device conflict will result. The touchscreen cannot
share an IRQ with another device.
Verify that any previously loaded hardware/software that used the same
COM port as your touchscreen has been uninstalled. Just because the
hardware is disconnected doesn’t mean that the software isn’t claiming the
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port. Ensure that all components are completely removed from the system
files. Refer to manufacturer’s documentation for additional help.
To correct the communication settings, use the Windows Hardware Conflict
Troubleshooter from Windows Help.
Touchscreen Status Lights
Some touchscreens have a light-emitting diode (LED) that indicates the
status of the touchscreen unit and monitors several diagnostic features in the
unit. Note that there is no LED on a TouchPen controller or any internally
mounted controller.
When you first power up a touchscreen monitor, the LED initially goes
bright, then dim. When you touch the screen, the LED should brighten
again. If you are experiencing problems with the touchscreen, be sure to
check the LED for status information.
• If the LED remains bright when you are not touching the screen, there may be a
problem with your hardware.
• If the LED remains dim when you touch the screen, there may be a problem with
your hardware.
• If the LED continuously blinks, this is an indication that the power-on self-test
failed. A blinking status light usually indicates a problem with the controller
hardware, such as a RAM error, ROM error or NOVRAM error.
• If the LED is not lit, power is not being supplied to the controller. If this is the
case:
•
Check your power connections.
•
Check that the monitor is turned on.
•
Check that the keyboard power tap (optional) is connected.
•
Check that the power supply unit (optional) is plugged in.
Refer to your controller reference guide for more details. Contact Technical
Support for additional information.
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What to do if...
Cursor does not display on screen after starting Windows
On Windows 9X and Me systems, open the Cursor tab and make sure that
Cursor Visibility is enabled. On Windows 2000 and NT 4.0 systems, check
the Windows control panel Mouse properties page to make sure that
Touchscreen Hidden Cursors is not selected. Refer to page 25 for more
information.
Cursor does not reach out to edges of screen
Try calibrating the touchscreen. When calibrating the screen, be sure you
touch the center of each target firmly and precisely.
You may also want to turn on the Edge Adjustment in the Cursor tab.
Cursor is jittery
You need to stabilize the cursor by adjusting the controller frequency
setting. Run the Stabilize Cursor option.
Any time you adjust the frequency you should test how the touchscreen is
working and verify you are satisfied with the operation of the touchscreen.
It is a good idea to calibrate the touchscreen again.
Cursor jumps or bounces suddenly across screen
You are most likely touching the screen in more than one spot at the same
time. Be sure to point and touch with one finger only. Keep your other
fingers away from the touchscreen. Don’t rest your hand on the monitor or
bezel while touching the screen.
Drawing lines are not straight and smooth
You need to stabilize the cursor by adjusting the controller frequency
setting. Run the Stabilize Cursor option.
Any time you adjust the frequency you should test how the touchscreen is
working and verify you are satisfied with the operation of the touchscreen.
It is a good idea to calibrate the touchscreen again.
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Double-click on touchscreen doesn't work
Use the Touch Settings tab to adjust the double-click speed and area. The
double-click speed defines how quickly you must touch the screen for the
system to interpret your actions as a double-click. Set the double-click
speed in the slow to medium range for optimum performance with a
touchscreen. The tick mark on the bar indicates the default setting.
The double-click area defines the space in which you must touch the screen
for the system to interpret your actions as a double-click. Set the doubleclick area in the medium to high range for optimum performance with a
touchscreen. The tick mark on the bar indicates the default setting.
Click on the globe (Test) to test the double-click speed and area settings. If
the MicroTouch Enabled logo begins to circle the globe (or stop circling),
the touchscreen recognized your touch as a double-click.
Note: Changing this setting will affect the double-click setting of the mouse.
Full screen DOS needed
To run a touch application in a full screen DOS window in Windows 9X
and Me, you must run the MicroTouch DOS touchscreen driver
DOSTOUCH.EXE before running your application. You can create a batch
file that automatically loads the touchscreen driver and then runs your
application.
Full screen DOS is not supported in Windows 2000 and NT 4.0.
Note: To run DOSTOUCH from a batch file, you must include the full path to
DOSTOUCH. By default, the MicroTouch Setup program installs the DOS
touchscreen driver to the following directory: C:\Program Files\MicroTouch\
TouchWare\DOSTOUCH.EXE. If you changed the directory during installation,
make sure you specify the correct DOSTOUCH path.
1.
Create a batch file that executes your DOS application.
•
The first line of the batch file will be
c:\progra~1\microt~1\touchw~1\dostouch (or directory you installed the
driver in if different).
•
The second line will be your program name including the path.
•
The third line will be c:\progra~1\microt~1\touchw~1\dostouch off (or
directory you installed the driver in if different).
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2. Create a shortcut on the desktop for the batch file. Right click on the
shortcut, and go to Properties.
3. Make sure you have a check mark in the "Close on Exit" box.
4. Click on the Screen tab. Under "Usage" make sure “Full Screen” is
selected.
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5. Click on Apply and then click OK.
Operating two serial devices
If you have two serial devices operating together, such as a touchscreen and
a mouse, be sure each device uses a unique COM port and IRQ number.
For example, the mouse can use COM1/IRQ4 and the touchscreen can use
COM2/IRQ3. Using the same COM port address or IRQ creates device
conflicts. The touchscreen must have a unique IRQ; it cannot share an IRQ
with another device.
Verify that any previously loaded hardware/software that used the same
COM port as your touchscreen has been uninstalled. Just because the
hardware is disconnected doesn’t mean that the software isn’t claiming the
port. Ensure that all components are completely removed from the System
files. Refer to manufacturer’s documentation for additional help.
Use the Microsoft Hardware Conflict Troubleshooter (available in
Windows Help) to try and resolve this problem.
Touch delayed in Windows 2000 or NT 4.0
In Windows 2000 and NT 4.0 systems, TouchWare becomes active 10 to 15
seconds after the cursor appears when booting up your system. If touch
does not become active early enough to suit your application, you can
manually adjust the serial device driver startup order. These instructions
are intended for use with a standard system. If you have a custom driver for
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your serial ports and know which device driver controls your touchscreen
COM port, you can make changes at your own discretion.
Caution: Make an Emergency Repair Disk (ERD) prior to making any changes to
your system registry. Refer to Windows NT Help for instructions on using the
Repair Disk utility to make an emergency repair disk.
To manually adjust the serial device driver startup order:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Log in to an account with administrator privileges.
Click on the Start button and point to Settings.
Click on Control Panel.
Double-click on Devices. Scroll down through the list until you get to Serial.
Check to ensure that the Status is Started.
Select Serial in the list window, then click Startup.
Change the Startup type from Automatic to System. Click OK.
Restart your system in order for this change to take effect.
Touch not working
The touchscreen is not communicating with the controller. Check the
following items:
•
Make sure the touchscreen controller is connected to the correct port.
•
Review the installation procedures and verify all hardware is properly
connected. Check the serial port and touchscreen cable connections. Check
that the touchscreen and controller cables do not have any kinks and that
connector pins are not bent.
•
If you are using the PC Bus controller, check that the controller is firmly seated
in the expansion bus slot in your computer. Check that the jumpers are properly
set on the card.
•
If your controller has an LED and you can see it, touch the screen to determine
if the LED brightens to check for power. If the LED is flashing, refer to the
touchscreen status lights for a list of possible errors.
•
Reset the touchscreen and its controller. Turn off both the computer and the
monitor, wait a few minutes, and then turn on each device again.
•
If the touchscreen is still not communicating after checking the hardware, verify
that any previously loaded hardware/software that used the same COM port as
your touchscreen has been uninstalled. Just because the hardware is
disconnected doesn’t mean that the software isn’t claiming the port. Ensure that
all components are completely removed from the System files.
•
If TouchWare has located the appropriate communication port, this field will
contain a COM port number. If the touchscreen was not found, this field will be
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grayed out and the Find Touchscreen button will be active. Check to ensure
that all cables are correctly fastened and click on Find Touchscreen to locate the
COM port in use.
Touchscreen not found
The touchscreen is not communicating with the controller. If TouchWare
does not find the touchscreen, check that the touchscreen is connected
properly, and then repeat the search. Note that this option cannot search
any COM ports in use by other applications.
Note: Verify that any previously loaded hardware/software that used the same
COM port as your touchscreen has been uninstalled. Just because the hardware is
disconnected doesn’t mean that the software isn’t claiming the port. Ensure that all
components are completely removed from the System files.
Check the following items:
•
Make sure the touchscreen controller is connected to the correct port.
•
Review the installation procedures and verify all hardware is properly
connected. Check the serial port and touchscreen cable connections. Check
that the touchscreen and controller cables do not have any kinks and that
connector pins are not bent.
•
If you are using the PC Bus controller, check that the controller is firmly seated
in the expansion bus slot in your computer. Check that the jumpers are properly
set on the card.
•
If your controller has an LED and you can see it, check the controller’s LED for
power on. If the LED is flashing, refer to the controller status lights for a list of
possible errors.
•
Reset the touchscreen and its controller. Turn off both the computer and the
monitor, wait a few minutes, and then turn on each device again.
•
If the touchscreen is still not communicating after checking the hardware, verify
the correct COM port and baud rate, and run Find Touchscreen again.
•
If TouchWare has located the appropriate communication port, this field will
contain a COM port number. If the touchscreen was not found, this field will be
grayed out and the Find Touchscreen button will be active. Check to ensure
that all cables are correctly fastened and click on Find Touchscreen to locate the
COM port in use.
•
If you are trying to use COM 4, be aware that some older video chip sets
incorrectly map I/O addresses. TouchWare will only work with COM ports
configured, recognized, operational and supported by Windows at the time of
install.
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Pen controller not found
You tried to set the pen mode, and either the pen or TouchPen controller is
not properly connected, or you do not have a TouchPen controller in your
system. Check the following:
•
If you have a pen, make sure that it is properly plugged into your monitor.
•
If you have a TouchPen controller, review the installation procedures and verify
all hardware is properly connected.
Error Messages
Some error messages that you might receive when using the touchscreen
include the following. Anything other than “OK” or “Touchscreen not
found” indicates a hardware failure. Contact MicroTouch Technical
Support for more information.
•
OK — Touchscreen found and operational.
•
Touchscreen Not Found — Touchscreen not located.
•
A/D Error — Touchscreen hardware error. (SMT2/TP4)
•
ASIC Error — Touchscreen hardware error. (SMT2/TP4)
•
Hardware Error (HWD in USB) — Touchscreen hardware error. (SMT3)
•
NOVRAM Error (B1 and/or B2 in USB) — Checksum error in NOVRAM,
using defaults.
•
PWM Error — Touchscreen hardware error (SMT3).
•
RAM Error — Touchscreen hardware error.
•
ROM Error — Checksum error in ROM.
•
CBL Error — Cable error in USB
Windows 2000 and NT 4.0 Error Messages
The following error messages are specific to Windows 2000 and NT 4.0
systems only and will appear in the system error log:
•
Not enough memory is available for device \Device\PointerPort0
The driver failed to allocate non-paged memory. This is an indication of very
low memory resources.
What to do: Configure more RAM memory. The driver does not use much
memory so it is likely that some other driver is the culprit.
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Too many PointerPort devices are defined. Could not create device:
\DosDevices\MtsTch0.
There is a large upper limit (about 64) on the total number of pointing devices
(mice, tablet, touchscreens) supported by the MicroTouch driver.
What to do: Use fewer pointing devices.
•
Could not create DeviceMap entry for device \Device\PointerPort0
The driver failed to make an entry in the registry that identifies the driver to the
operating system. This may indicate a corrupt registry.
What to do: Use your Emergency Recovery Disk to restore the registry.
•
Could not create symbolic link for device \Device\PointerPort0
The driver failed to make an entry in the registry that identifies the driver to
user applications (i.e., the control panel). This may indicate a corrupt registry.
What to do: Use your Emergency Recovery Disk to restore the registry.
•
Touchscreen was not found on communications port \DosDevices\COM1
for device \Device\PointerPort0
The indicated COM port was open correctly, but no touchscreen responded
when the driver probed the serial port. This is, by far, the most common error.
What to do: Check to make sure the touchscreen is connected and powered
correctly. Cycle the power on the touchscreen. Check the controller LEDs to
see if they indicate a problem (see page 58 for more information.) Check to
make sure the port number is correct. Use the Find Touchscreen button on the
Touchscreen control panel.
•
Touchscreen was found, but failed to initialize properly for device
\Device\PointerPort0
A touchscreen responded on the given serial port, but did not pass all the
initialization commands at boot time.
What to do: Reboot. Cycle touchscreen power. Call technical support with
touchscreen model number and TouchWare version number.
•
An internal error occurred in communications port for device
\Device\PointerPort0
An error occurred in configuring COM port.
What to do: Check that your serial driver is working correctly. Check that the
COM port BIOS is enabled.
•
Could not set timeouts on communications port \DosDevices\COM1, for
touchscreen device \Device\PointerPort0
An error occurred in configuring COM port.
What to do: Check that your serial driver is working correctly. Check that the
COM port BIOS is enabled.
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Could not set baudrate on communications port \DosDevices\COM1, for
touchscreen device \Device\PointerPort0
An error occurred in configuring COM port.
What to do: Check that your serial driver is working correctly.
•
Could not set line control on communications port \DosDevices\COM1, for
touchscreen device \Device\PointerPort0
An error occurred in configuring COM port.
What to do: Check that your serial driver is working correctly. Check that the
COM port BIOS is enabled.
•
Unknown operation was requested for communications port
\DosDevices\COM1, for touchscreen device \Device\PointerPort0
A bad command was issued to the COM port driver.
What to do: Check that your serial driver is working correctly. Power cycle the
system.
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Multiple Serial Touchscreens
This appendix describes how to set up multiple serial touchscreens.
Depending on your application, you may want to use more than one
touchscreen with your system. TouchWare can support up to four serial
touchscreens. Also, you can include a combination of touch monitors and
standard (non-touch) monitors with your system.
Multiple Touchscreens Overview
Setting up multiple touchscreens involves the following steps:
•
Checking system requirements
•
Connecting multiple monitors and touchscreens
•
Configuring Windows for multiple monitors
•
Installing TouchWare and configuring it for multiple monitor support
Note: You must install the hardware and software required to support multiple
monitors before installing TouchWare. Also, if you set up and subsequently decide
to change your multiple touchscreen configuration, you must uninstall and reinstall
TouchWare.
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Checking System Requirements
The system requirements for multiple touchscreens are as follows:
•
Windows 2000, NT 4.0, Windows 9X, or Windows Me
•
A unique video card or port for each monitor
Not all video cards support multiple monitor configurations. MicroTouch has
tested and evaluated a large number of video cards. See the ReadMe file for
details. If you have to install video cards, consult your system documentation
for instructions.
•
A COM port for each touchscreen
PCs typically include two COM ports. You must verify that all previously
installed hardware or software that used any COM port you intend to use for a
touchscreen has been disconnected and completely uninstalled.
If you want to use more than two touchscreens, you must provide additional
COM ports. Not all COM port expansion cards support multiple monitors.
MicroTouch has tested and evaluated a large number of expansion cards. See
the ReadMe file for details.
Note:
You cannot share COM ports using a “Y” adapter.
Connecting Multiple Monitors and Touchscreens
To connect multiple monitors and touchscreens to your system:
1. Shut down your system.
2. Install additional video cards, if required.
3. Connect each monitor to a unique video port in your system.
The monitor you connect to the primary video card becomes the primary
monitor. This monitor displays the desktop and taskbar.
4. Connect each monitor that has a touchscreen to a COM port in ascending order.
For example, connect the first touchscreen to the lowest numbered available
port, and so on.
5. Apply power to your system and monitors. Windows detects the new video
adapters and loads the appropriate drivers.
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Configuring Windows for Multiple Monitors
Next you must configure Windows for multiple monitor support. If
necessary, refer to your Windows documentation for more information.
To configure multiple monitors in Windows:
1.
Open the Windows Control Panel and double-click the Display icon.
2.
Select the Settings tab.
3.
Activate each monitor by selecting it and then checking Extend my Windows
desktop onto this monitor (or by right-clicking the monitor icon and selecting
Enable).
4.
Display each monitor’s label by clicking Identify (or by right-clicking its icon
and selecting Identify).
5.
Click and drag the monitor icons to position them according to the physical
layout of the monitors. Some examples are shown below.
Monitor Layout Options
Layout
Illustration
1 row x 2 columns
1 row x 4 columns
2 rows x 1 column
2 rows x 2 columns
Installing TouchWare for Multiple Touchscreens
Next you must install Touchware. You must perform a Custom installation
to install Touchware with support for multiple touchscreens.
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Before installing TouchWare, make sure all touchscreen monitors are
connected and operational. The install program will search for available
COM ports and touchscreens and configure only the number of touch
monitors found during installation.
Note: If you have previously loaded TouchWare, you must completely uninstall
the software and reboot your system prior to reinstalling.
To install TouchWare for multiple touchscreen support:
1.
Begin installing TouchWare. If necessary, see the instructions in the “Installing
TouchWare” section on page 13 and then return to this page.
2.
When you see the Select Installation Type screen, select Custom Install for One
or More Touchscreens. Click Next.
3.
On the Default Calibration Type screen, select the Default Calibration format
for your system: either 2-point or 5-point. Click Next.
4.
On the Select Number of Touchscreens screen, select Multiple touchscreens.
Click Next.
The subsequent Multiple Touchscreen Search should produce details on all
touchscreens active and connected to your system. If the install program fails
to find all your touchscreens, check the connections, reboot your system,
uninstall TouchWare, then begin the install again.
5.
On the Select Destination Location screen you can choose to install to a
different directory. For multiple monitor setup, we recommend you accept the
default location.
6.
On the Multiple Touchscreen Configuration screen, set how the desktop appears
on the multiple monitors.
You have the following options:
•
Mirrored monitors – each monitor displays the same image
•
Tiled monitors – each monitor displays a portion of the same image
Examples of mirrored and tiled monitors are shown below.
Appendix A Multiple Serial Touchscreens
Mirrored and Tiled Monitor Options
Option
Illustration
Mirrored
monitors
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Tiled
monitors
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Calibrating and Configuring the Touchscreens
Once you install Touchware, you can calibrate and configure each serial
touchscreen connected to your system using the MicroTouch Touchscreen
Properties dialog box. In multiple touchscreen configurations, touchscreen
properties are applied to the current touchscreen. You set the current
touchscreen by selecting the icon of the desired monitor in the Multiple
Monitors tab.
To calibrate and configure the touchscreens:
1.
Open the Windows Control Panel and double-click the MicroTouch
Touchscreen icon.
2.
Select the touchscreen you want to calibrate or configure.
TouchWare includes a tool for re-assigning touchscreen controllers to
communication ports in multiple-monitor mode. To switch communication
ports:
• Double-click on TouchWare icon. A dialog panel showing touchscreen
instances and the corresponding com ports will appear.
• Select the desired com port. Two touchscreen controllers, previously
assigned to com ports, will be automatically switched. To run the control
panel, simply click on the desired touchscreen.
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Use the tabs in the MicroTouch Touchscreen Properties dialog box to calibrate
and configure the touchscreen. For more information on the configuration
settings, refer to the chapter 2 of this guide or the online help.
For the most part, touchscreen properties apply to individual touchscreens. The
only exceptions to this are the double-click and cursor visibility settings, which
are applied globally.
Note: Multiple touchscreens default to a single touch mode called Click. The
Touch Mode selection buttons on the MicroTouch Touchscreen Properties dialog
box are disabled. Click mode provides button operation only. The touchscreen
sends a button-down, followed by a button-up to the operating system. No drawing
or dragging is supported in multiple monitor installations. Use the Advanced
Touchscreen Settings dialog to enable additional touch modes.
4.
Repeat steps 1-3 for each touchscreen connected to your system.
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Multiple USB Touchscreens
This appendix describes how to set up multiple USB touchscreens.
Depending on your application, you may want to use more than one
touchscreen with your system. TouchWare supports up to four USB
touchscreens. Also, you can include any combination of touch monitors
and standard (non-touch) monitors with your system. You may not mix
serial, USB and MousePort controllers.
Multiple Touchscreens Overview
Setting up multiple USB touchscreens involves the following steps:
•
Checking system requirements
•
Installing TouchWare
•
Connecting multiple monitors and touchscreens
•
Configuring Windows for multiple monitors
•
Configuring TouchWare for multiple touchscreens
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Checking System Requirements
Before attempting to set up multiple USB touchscreens, verify the system
meets the following requirements:
•
Windows 2000, Windows Me, or Windows 98
•
A unique video card or port for each monitor
Not all video cards support multiple monitor configurations. MicroTouch has
tested and evaluated a large number of video cards. See the ReadMe file for
details. If you have to install additional video cards, consult your system
documentation for instructions.
•
A USB port for each touchscreen
PCs typically include two USB ports. If you want to use more than two
touchscreens, you must provide additional USB ports via a hub. Each USB port
you add must meet the standard USB specifications for low powered devices.
The touchscreens will receive power from the USB connection.
Installing TouchWare
Next you must install Touchware. You must perform a Custom installation
to install Touchware with support for multiple touchscreens.
Note: If you have previously loaded TouchWare, you must completely uninstall
the software and reboot your system prior to reinstalling.
To install TouchWare for multiple touchscreens:
1.
Begin installing TouchWare. If necessary, see the instructions in the “Installing
TouchWare” section on page 13 and then return to this page.
2.
When you see the Select Installation Type screen, select Custom Install for One
or More Touchscreens. Click Next.
3.
On the Default Calibration Type screen, select the Default Calibration format
for your system: either 2-point or 5-point. Click Next.
4.
On the Select Number of Touchscreens screen, select Multiple touchscreens.
Click Next.
5.
On the Select Destination Location screen you can choose to install to a
different directory. For multiple touchscreen setup, we recommend you accept
the default location.
6.
On the Multiple Touchscreen Configuration screen, set how the desktop appears
on the multiple monitors.
Appendix B Multiple USB Touchscreens
You have the following options:
•
Mirrored monitors – each monitor displays the same image
•
Tiled monitors – each monitor displays a portion of the same image
Examples of mirrored and tiled monitors are shown below.
Mirrored and Tiled Monitor Options
Option
Illustration
Mirrored
monitors
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Tiled
monitors
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Connecting Multiple Monitors and Touchscreens
To connect multiple monitors and touchscreens to your system:
1. Shut down your system.
2. Install additional video cards, if required.
3. Connect each monitor to a unique video port in your system.
The monitor you connect to the primary video card becomes the primary
monitor. This monitor displays the desktop and taskbar.
4. Apply power to your system and monitors. Windows detects the new video
adapters and loads the appropriate drivers.
5. Verify that no error messages appear.
6. Connect each monitor that includes a touchscreen to a USB port. The system
beeps shortly after you connect each monitor, indicating Windows has detected
the touchscreen and loaded the driver.
The first touchscreen you connect to a USB port becomes the default
touchscreen.
Note: On Windows 2000 systems, if you disconnect and reconnect USB
devices, the system will not recognize them unless you restart the system. To
disconnect USB devices without having to reboot, click the Unplug or Eject
Hardware icon on the taskbar, then select the device you want to disconnect.
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Configuring Windows for Multiple Monitors
Next you must configure Windows for multiple monitors. If necessary,
refer to your Windows documentation for more information.
To configure multiple monitors in Windows:
1.
Open the Windows Control Panel and double-click the Display icon.
2.
Select the Settings tab.
3.
Activate each monitor by selecting it and then checking Extend my Windows
desktop onto this monitor (or by right-clicking the monitor icon and selecting
Enable).
4.
Display each monitor’s label by clicking Identify (or by right-clicking its icon
and selecting Identify).
5.
Click and drag the monitor icons to position them according to the physical
layout of the monitors. Some examples are shown below.
Monitor Layout Options
Layout
1 row x 2 columns
1 row x 4 columns
2 rows x 1 column
2 rows x 2 columns
Illustration
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Configuring TouchWare for Multiple Touchscreens
Next you must configure TouchWare for multiple touchscreens.
Mapping Multiple Monitors
Mapping is the process of matching each monitor with its associated
touchscreen. Once you have mapped each touchscreen, TouchWare can
reference any touchscreen in your system.
To map multiple touchscreens:
1.
Open the Windows Control Panel and double-click the MicroTouch
Touchscreen icon.
2.
Click the Multiple Monitors tab.
3.
Click Map Touchscreens and follow the onscreen directions to map each
touchscreen.
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Calibrating and Configuring the Touchscreens
In multiple monitor situations, calibration and configuration changes are
applied to the current touchscreen. You set the current touchscreen by
selecting the icon of the desired monitor in the Multiple Monitors tab.
To calibrate and configure the touchscreens:
1.
Double-click the MicroTouch Touchscreen icon in the Windows Control Panel.
2.
Click the Multiple Monitors tab.
Monitors with touchscreens are indicated by a small green square located at the
bottom right of each monitor icon. Monitors without touchscreens display a
small orange square.
3.
Select the icon corresponding to the touchscreen that you want to calibrate or
configure.
If the monitor labels do not appear, click Show Monitor IDs to display them.
4.
Use the other tabs in the MicroTouch Touchscreen Properties dialog box to
calibrate and configure the touchscreen. For more information on the
configuration settings, refer to the chapter 2 of this guide or the online help.
For the most part, touchscreen properties apply to individual touchscreens. The
only exceptions to this are the double-click and cursor visibility settings, which
are applied globally.
5.
Repeat steps 1-4 for each touchscreen connected to your system.
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Miscellaneous Information
This appendix contains information on:
•
Touchscreen driver settings
•
The MtsCal calibration utility
•
MousePort controller
•
Touchscreen care and cleaning
•
TouchWare system files
Touchscreen Driver Settings
You can define settings for the touchscreen using the Touchscreen control
panel. TouchWare stores the touchscreen settings in the Windows registry.
Whenever you save your changes to the Touchscreen control panel,
TouchWare records the new settings in the System Registry. These changes
take effect immediately.
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MtsCal Calibration Utility
You can directly access calibration without opening the Touchscreen
control panel by running the MtsCal calibration utility.
MtsCal offers the following options:
•
/c – terminates the utility immediately after calibration
•
/c2 – for 2-point calibration
•
/c5 – for 5-point calibration
•
/e – to enable touch
•
/d – to disable touch
•
/n=? (1—4) – to determine which touchscreen to calibrate in a multiple
touchscreen setup
The /c option is particularly useful because it makes only the calibration
screen available. The program immediately opens the calibration screen,
and terminates when the calibration process is complete.
To run MtsCal:
1. Click on Start → Find→ Files or Folders.
2. In the Named box, type MtsCal.exe and press Enter to begin the search.
3. Select MtsCal.exe in the list window. Right click and select Create Shortcut.
Then click Yes to place the shortcut on the desktop.
4. Right-click on the shortcut and select Properties. Edit the information in the
target box to include any options you would like to use. For example, to disable
touch, add the /d option as follows:
“C:\Program Files\MicroTouch\TouchWare\MtsCal.exe” /d
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MousePort Touchscreen Controller Overview
The MousePort touchscreen controller is a PS/2-compatible controller. The
enclosed controller is externally mounted to the back of your monitor.
The controller cable has a 6-pin DIN male connector. You plug this cable
into the PS/2 mouse connector on the back of your PC. This frees up the
serial ports and bus slots for other peripheral devices.
System Requirements for the MousePort Controller
The hardware and software requirements for using a MousePort touchscreen
controller are as follows:
• PC with an available PS/2 mouse port connector
• Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Windows 9X or Me
Connecting a MousePort Touchscreen Controller
Before attempting to install a MousePort controller, be sure of the
following:
•
If a mouse will be used in addition to the touchscreen, the operating system
must be functional with a standard serial mouse connected.
•
MousePort driver installation adds a virtual COM port at COM9. Make sure
the system is not currently using COM9.
Caution: If you are not familiar with the operation of mouse drivers, do not
attempt to install the MousePort controller. Installing a MousePort controller may
alter the performance of your touchscreen or render it inoperable.
To connect a MousePort controller, plug the controller cable into the PS/2
mouse connector on the back of your PC.
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Testing the MousePort Controller
To verify and test that the MousePort controller is operating properly, you
can use the MtsCal calibration utility.
Note: Remember that a MousePort touchscreen controller does not connect to a
serial port. Therefore, you cannot use standard communication programs (for
example, ProComm, Telex, or Windows Terminal) to verify that the MousePort
controller is operating properly.
Touchscreen Care and Cleaning
The touchscreen does not require much maintenance.
MicroTouch does, however, recommend that you periodically clean the
glass touchscreen surface.
•
Use isopropyl alcohol or a non-abrasive glass cleaner. Avoid using cleaners
other than glass cleaners. Do not use any vinegar-based solutions.
•
Apply the cleaner with a soft cloth. Avoid using gritty cloths.
•
Always dampen the cloth and then clean the screen.
Always handle the touchscreen with care. Do not pull on or stress cables.
Index
A
Auto Frequency 50
B
Button Mode 22, 41
C
Calibrate 20, 74, 83
Calibrate Tab
Calibration overview 18
Testing the calibration 20
When to calibrate 19
Calibrating a touchscreen 18
Calibrating multiple touchscreens
Serial 74
USB 83
Calibration
2-point calibration 33, 43
5-point calibration 33, 43
Direct access 86
Calibration Reminder 44
Calibration Verification 44
Cleaning the touchscreen 88
Click Mode 41
Color Bars 36
Color Purity 36
Color table 37
Communication Port 32
Configuring multiple touchscreens
Serial 74
USB 82
Connecting multiple touchscreens
Serial 70
USB 80
Contacting Technical Support 8
Control panel 18
Control panel version 33
Controller frequency, adjusting 51
Controller type 31
Corporate headquarters 9
Cursor jitter 27
Cursor stabilization procedure 27
Cursor Tab
Cursor Vertical Offset 25
Cursor Visibility 25
Edge Adjustment 26
Stabilize Cursor 26
Cursor Vertical Offset 25
Cursor Visibility 25
Custom Install 72, 78
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Custom Touch Mode 39, 41
Custom Touch Sound 39, 42
D
Defaults 33
Diagnostics, ThruGlass 48
Direct access to calibration 86
Disable Touch 43
DOS, full screen 60
Double-click Area 23
Double-click Speed 23, 24
Draw 34, 35
Draw and Test 30
Drawing Mode 22
Driver version 33
E
Edge Adjustment 26
Edge Button 26
Error Messages 65
F
Find Touchscreen 32
Finger Only Mode 29
Firmware commands
For a ThruGlass controller 53
For all other controllers 35
Firmware Version 31
Frequency 27, 30
Full screen DOS needed 60
I
Installing TouchWare 13
Installing TouchWare for multi-screens
Serial 72
USB 78
International Technical Support 9
J
Jittery cursor 27
L
LEDs 58
Liftoff Mode 41
Linearization 33, 37, 44
M
Mapping 82
Mirror Monitors 72, 79
MousePort 87
MousePort installation notes 87
MtsCal utility 86
Multiple monitor icons 83
Multiple touchscreens
Serial 69
USB 77
N
Noise Filter 44
Noise Level 48
P
Pen and Finger Mode 29
Pen Only Mode 29
Pen Tab
Draw and Test 30
Finger Only Mode 29
Pen and Finger Mode 29
Pen Only Mode 29
Stabilize Cursor for Finger and Pen
30
Index
R
Registry 85
Restore Defaults 33
Right-click Tool 23
S
Select Baud Rate 33
Sensitivity, ThruGlass 48
Setting up multiple touchscreens
Serial 69
USB 77
Setting Vertical Offset 25
Show Base 49
Show Depth 50
Show Monitor IDs 83
Silent install 14
Single Touchscreen Configuration 39
Site Defaults 39, 42
Software Settings 44
Splash Screen 44
Stabilize Cursor 26
Stabilize Cursor for Finger and Pen 30
T
Technical Support 8
Terminal mode 35
Testing the calibration 20
Testing the monitor video 35
ThruGlass 28, 33, 45, 46
Calibration 51
Diagnostics 48
Screen Type 45, 46
Sensitivity 48
Troubleshooting 52
Tile Monitors 72, 79
Touch Mode 22
Button Mode 22
Desktop Mode 22
Drawing Mode 22
Touch Modes 22, 41, 44
Touch Orientation 43
Touch Sensitivity 44
Touch Settings Tab
Double-click Area 23
Double-click Speed 23
Right-click Tool 23
Touch Sound 23
Touch Sound 23
Touchdown Mode 41
Touchscreen
Calibrating 18
Cleaning 88
Touchscreen Linearization 37
Touchscreen Options 38, 39
Touchscreen Status 31
Touchscreen Status Lights
Blinking LED 58
Bright LED 58
Dim LED 58
Unlit LED 58
TouchWare
Installing 13
Uninstalling 16
TouchWare control panel 18
TouchWare information 33
Troubleshooting 57
U
Uninstall utility 12
V
Vertical Offset 25
Video Diagnostic Tools 44
Video resolution, adjusting 52
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What to do if...
Cursor does not appear after starting
Windows 95 59
Cursor does not reach out to edges of
screen 59
Cursor is jittery 59
Cursor jumps or bounces suddenly
across the screen 59
Double-click doesn't work 60
Drawing lines are not straight 59
Operating two serial devices 62
Touch is not working 63
Touchscreen not found 64
When to calibrate a touchscreen 19
When to stabilize the cursor 26
Worldwide Technical Support 9
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