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

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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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What does the pressure sensor measure?

What kind of pressure does it measure? Air pressure? Finger pressure on the touchscreen?
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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 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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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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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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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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Use something other than finger that can be sensed by a capacitive touch screen

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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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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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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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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How can I fix this Nexus 4 erratic ghost/phantom touch input issue?

I have a Nexus 4 16GB stock on 4.2. It is experiencing a ghost/phantom touch issue, as you can see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f61TPtL4WBk This doesn't happen all the time, but it does ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to record and playback a set of touches?

What I'm looking for is some sort of macro-recorder (though that term seems to be hijacked now my macro-photography apps). I'd like to record a set of presses (specifically, beating a level in a ...
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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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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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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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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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Software recognizing phone numbers in documents?

On an iphone I've seen a docx file with some phone numbers in it which you could call by just touching them. Is there any android software doing this? There is a question here which seemingly implies ...
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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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Nexus 4 does not perceive touch in a line

I bought a Nexus 4 (LG E960) yesterday, and from the first moment there was a problem that it did not accept touch in the line of the volume down button. In a horizontal line, half a centimeter (1/5 ...
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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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Accessing android device via ADB shell with broken touchscreen (can't authenticate)

So, the touchscreen on my Nexus 4 broke this weekend. I have a new device coming in, but in the meantime I need to be able to access the device to use a few different apps and send/receive some SMS ...
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Simulate Touchscreen Input On Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot unlock tablet as have no internet connection? I have had a very unfortunate accident with my Samsung Galaxy S2 and the screen has suffered a complete shatter (top ...
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How do I know if an Android tablet supports Project Butter?

As far as I know, Project Butter is just shorthand for versions of Android OS that have quicker touch screen response, close to the "physicalness" of iOS devices. But how do I know if a particular ...
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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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Install app without touchscreen or ADB?

My phones digitizer seems to have gone bad (after 5hrs of few app updates and 3hrs of a fall, working twice after that for 10minutes). It doesn't seems that the USB Debugging option is enabled on the ...
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My touchscreen does not work, need a way to remote control phone

My touch screen on my LG GT540 gone totally unresponsive. I would like to do some final things on the phone, before recycling it. It is a rooted, runs 2.3 cyanogenmod, has usb debug switched on. Is ...
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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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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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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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Emulate touch scrolling by rotating device - tilt to scroll

Does anyone know of an app that emulates a swipe touch or slow scrolling action by simply rotating the device? presumably by using the accelerometer sensor. This could be used for example in a pdf ...
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Touchscreen falsly registering multiple taps on single tap

Half of the times my phone's capacitive touchscreen works fine, but the other half it registers multiple taps on a normal tap or on a long-press. This malfunction happens much more often when the ...
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Water damaged Nexus S turns on and runs but has unresponsive touchscreen

I dropped my Nexus S in water. I dried it out for a few days and the phone turns on to the home screen, and it seems to get the latest notifications although I cannot slide the phone and the ...
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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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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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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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Android phone taps touchscreen on its own

I have an LG P690 Optimus Net. The issue I am having is that the phone often enters a state where it keeps on pressing the touchscreen's buttons by its self, and I have to press the back button ...
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Increase touchscreen sensitivity on Nexus 7

Is there a way to increase the touchscreen sensitivity on a stock Nexus 7? I ask because I find that there is no stylus that registers movement or even touching quickly and reliably. that means that ...
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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 ...
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Galaxy S2 screen is black, but touch-screen still functional.

No idea what happened, last night it was working till it ran out of battery and turned off. Woke up this morning and kind of rolled over on it with my elbow, no big deal it seemed like though. A ...
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Strange Issue(Auto Touch) with Touch on HTC Desire X. Has anyone experienced this?

I have got a HTC Desire X about 3 months ago. I've quite enjoyed the features it comes with. For the past week or so, I have been facing with this strange issue. The touch screen acts as if it is ...
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How to extract SMSes from a non rooted device with a broken touchscreen? [duplicate]

I have an HTC Wildfire S A510e (Android 2.3.5, not rooted). I want to extract my SMS messages and import them into another device. Problems: There is no free space on the internal memory left. No ...
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Touch screen no longer works after closing screen

I have a very strange problem: I have an LG Optimus 2x which uses Cyanogen mod 7. I've had this installed for almost 1 year now, and haven't made any updates or installed any apps for months. A few ...
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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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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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Possible digitizer problem? [duplicate]

My HTC Evo 3D sometimes doesn't react when i press certain areas of the screen. I noticed it happens mostly on the part where the letter 'e' is, when i'm holding the phone in landscape mode. So, i ...
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Using sponge to act as a stylus pen for Android phone and tablet?

I am amazed that one can create a DIY stylus pen for Android phones and tablets using the sponge as shown in this video. Is it true or it is simply just a fake video?