A touchscreen is a display that can detect and locate a touch within the display area.

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HTC Wildfire S digitizer replacement

I've just replaced the digitizer of my HTC Wildfire S because the old one was broken. The thing is that since the replacement, the new digitizer has become totally unresponsive. LCD is working fine ...
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How to prepare touchscreen-based Android device for [emergency] calling using only hardware buttons?

If my touchscreen Android phone gets smashed I expect that it can happen that only touchscreen is broken (as it seems to be the most fragile part) while the device itself able to function somehow; and ...
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Turn off phone by holding the power button?

I've been having a small case of my screen not turning on at times. It happens on a 1 out of 100 basis. Anyway, I can confirm that the phone did not shut down because I can take screenshots (via power ...
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What is the screen life of an Android Tablet?

I'm unable to find technical specs on the life expectancy for the screen of a Nexus 7 (or any Android Tablet, for that matter). Do you know how many total hours we can expect to get out of a tablet ...
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How can I interface a 23 inch touch screen to a beagleboard? [closed]

Can I interface a 23 inch touch screen like ACER T230H with a beagleboard? The screen has got HDMI in. Will the display scale automatically? Do I need to do kernel level changes in Android OS?
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Periodic Nexus 7 touch responsiveness issue

Occasionally my Nexus 7 will exhibit poor touch responsiveness. This manifests as a need to drag my finger for an inch or so before scrolling happens, and a need for a firm touch in order to register ...
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Touch enabled monitors and Android

I need to buy new monitor for my PC and I'm thinking about touch enabled monitors like DELL ST2220T or IIYAMA T2250MTS. I recently bought Gooseberry Board with Android on it and it would be great if I ...
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What causes dead zones on digitizer?

I ordered a replacement digitizer after I cracked the old one. I installed the replacement, and it looks fine. But it has large horizontal bands across it that do not register touch, rendering the ...
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Can I set my HTC Desire into sync-mode without using touch screen

The screen of my HTC Desire just broke (It's not shattered, but it's completely black). I have no reason to believe anything else is broken (When I start it up, I hear the short tune that plays when ...
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Touch Sensitivity

Is it possible to change the touch sensitivity of the android? Too often, I find myself working too hard to tap lightly so as not to make accidental selections. I'm using ICS on the galaxy nexus.
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After ICS, Touch screen is not working when mobile is overheated

I have Sony Xperia Mini pro, i recently updated it to ICS. But now when the phone is overheated (especially during recharging). The touch screen becomes unresponsive, even if i restart my phone, it ...
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Can I prevent the off button from locking the device?

I've noticed that tapping the off button locks the device under ICS. Are there any tricks for making it only shut down the touchscreen and wait for the timeout to actually lock the device? You must ...
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How can I fix my touchscreen on my Droid 2 Global?

Anyone know what to do if your phone's touchscreen won't respond. I have tried removing the battery and SIM card, turning it off, letting the battery completely die and then recharge. Is there ...
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Is touch accuracy based on a phone's hardware or the application?

Many apps on my phone, especially browsers, have awful touch accuracy. I wondering whether touch accuracy was based more on the design of the app, or the hardware of the phone. Some apps work better ...
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Nexus S Update 4.0.4 screen sensitivity issue?

I updated my Nexus S to Android 4.0.4, which is amazing for battery charge time, but I have a problem with touch sensitivity. It's lagging and registering touches in place that I did not touch. ...
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Multitouch hardware on Android devices

Are all touch-screens on modern devices multitouch capable on hardware level (if software supports it)? If not than how to detect if touchscreen screen by itself is multitouch or not?
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What can I do about broken touch input?

Lately a section of my phone's* screen has become unresponsive to touch. Attempts to tap this untappable section result in a tap registering randomly around the problem area. I can't draw in the ...
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Can I temporarily use device with physical QWERTY in touch only mode?

I am looking for a new phone with a physical QWERTY keyboard (probably a "slide-down" construction). As I do not have possibility to test it, I would like to know, whether I can use the device as a ...
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Transformer Primetouch screen response: is this normal?

I recently got a transformer prime and just want to check whether the odd responses in the touchscreen are normal or not. Below I have attached a screen shot from Photoshop touch. The odd snakeing ...
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Resistive Screen Zooming Option for PDF files [closed]

I'm looking to buy a resistive screen android tablet for reading PDFs. Is there an app that lets resistive tablets to zoom into the text for a PDF file? Or is their a specific resistive screen for it ...
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Motorola Milestone is constantly firing touch events

Starting this morning, when I turn on my Motorola Milestones screen, it starts to constantly press random positions on the screen (starting applications, etc.) which makes it nearly impossible to use ...
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Part of touch screen is not working

This is a weird touch screen issue as only part (2 blocks) of the screen is not working. I tested the touch functionality via "Touch Test" and observed that 2 red zones are not responding to finger ...
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How can I record touches?

Is there an existing app I can install that will record my touch interactions in the background? I just saw this and it made me want to play around with my touch data to see what it looked like. ...
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Is there a way to disable touch temporarily?

Imagine that you want to do something, while the display in is action (not in sleep mode) and at the same time, you don't want to do anything else. This situation is like children lock, in which, all ...
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My Notification bar won't roll up ?

I am using Motorola Defy Android 2.2. But I am facing a problem with touch screen. The buttons at very lower end of the screen don't work i.e touch at the very lower end don't work. That's why after ...
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Touch input does not work right when phone is plugged in

Basically touch input either doesn't work at all, or works erratically. This includes the the lock screen too. It happens both plugged in to a USB port or to the outlet. I've had this problem on ...
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How to make screen 'unsensitive' on incoming calls?

Here's the scenario: what I often find happening is that I receive a call on my Android phone (HTC Desire S), and as I'm rushing to get it out of my pocket I'm accidentally managing to swipe the ...
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Semi-Dead Zone on Touch Screen On Droid 1

I'm on a Droid 1 running the latest build of GPA (15) and have recently had problems with my touch screen. This issue started long after GPA15 was flashed, so I'm not blaming the ROM at all. It ...
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Use something other than finger that can be sensed by a capacitive touch screen [closed]

I have some crazy ideas about some stuff lately but to make it tangible I need a bit more information over the capacitive touch screens. Is there a way to create an object that can be sensed by a ...
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No touchscreen response when charging

I have a new HTC Desire S in the UK unlocked from Amazon running Android 2.3.3 and HTC Sense 2.1. When I charge the phone the touchscreen is non responsive. I have tried changing Settings > ...
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About how long will my touchscreen last before it starts to lose sensitivity?

I've read on various posts on the net that touchscreens lose sensitivity over time, but I have not found any detailed information about why and how I can prevent this. Does anybody know why and how ...
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Touchscreen triggered by cheek while on the phone?

When I'm on the phone, my cheek will often push buttons on the screen, causing either the call to end, or unintended navigation. This is really annoying - I try my best to keep my face away from the ...
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Android G2 touchscreen is left-right reversed

The touch screen on my Android G2 is suddenly reversed. I touch an icon on one side of the screen and an icon on the opposite side is selected. I slide to pick up the phone and instead the sound is ...
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Are there any thin/precise styluses that are compatible with the Droid X?

I'd like to write formulas and notes on my Droid X. All the styluses that I found have a thick end and don't simulate a pen, it's more like a finger. Does anyone know of any styluses with thinner or ...
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Can I drive a USB webcam with my android touchpad?

I have I have an Android touchpad and a usb webcam... Can I use the pad to control the webcam?
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What does the pressure sensor measure?

What kind of pressure does it measure? Air pressure? Finger pressure on the touchscreen?
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Touchscreen Protector and Sensitivity

I have Samsung Spica I5700 that have capacitive touchscreen, and I used a touchscreen protector. Recently, I've noticed that the touchscreen often produces erratic movements, for example, if I put my ...
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HTC HERO OTA update to Android version 2.1 firmware deleted the Calibrate Touch Screen feature from the menus. How do I get it back?

HTC directly updated over-the-air (OTA) from 1.5 android to 2.1 android firmware on my handset. Since that time, the touch-screen (which is miscalibrated) can no longer be recalibrated, because the ...
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How can I improve the reponsiveness of the virtual keyboard on my HTC Droid Eris?

I've noticed that sometimes the virtual keyboard on my HTC Droid Eris can be very laggy. While composing a text message, it will take a second or more to respond to some button presses. Is there ...