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Use this tag for questions about touch as an action, e.g. interacting with apps. For issues with touchscreen specifically, use [touchscreen] instead.

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Can anybody pinch-zoom a PDF document using external touchpad/trackpad on an Android TV box?

Android doesn't seem to support external touchpad (usb or wireless) pinch gesture for zooming in and out? I tried a few external wireless keyboards with touchpads built-in, while the touchpad works ...
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Cannot send touch tones for press number or enter card number? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Flip 3, when asked to push a number or enter my card number was not working despite many efforts. I can tell you the solution I found on the forum from years ago after much searching ...
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getevent not reporting taps

I'm trying to automate some tests on a Pixel 5a (Android 13). To do so, I need to tap on several buttons. I've been running adb shell uiautomator dump to get the pixel locations of the buttons. ...
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Double tap to wake on Amazon Fire tablet

In most Samsung Galaxy phones, it is possible to wake the phone by tapping the screen twice which is a very convenient feature. I tried the same thing on the Amazon Fire HD tablet (2021 edition) and ...
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Detecting screen content changes and simulating touch commands accordingly

Say there is an app that shows a red color rectangle. If the app is kept open, the color of the rectangle changes to yellow after some time. When this happens, I want to detect that a color change ...
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Combined touch plus swipe gestures and TalkBack

I would like to know whether on Android devices it is possible to input a combined touch plus swipe gesture. For instance, I could touch with one or more fingers with the left hand, and simultaneously ...
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How do I disable skipping chapters with two-finger double taps on YouTube?

When I watch YouTube videos on my ASUS Zenfone 8, if I double tap with one finger to skip forward 10 seconds my input is often misregistered as a two finger tap that skips to the next chapter. This ...
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Touch to awake screen only

I'm using Android for a HMI touch screen that is embedded in an electrical cabinet. It runs a kiosk app with a web browser that connects to a web interface. The interface has buttons that does stuff. ...
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Moving Screen Position Entirely

My phone screen broke (I dropped the phone) - I wanted to repair it, but it costs a lot. The company where I bought fixed the screen for me, but it doesn't work properly still - at least not 100%. ...
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Recovering data with a mouse when the screen doesn't respond to touch

Suppose my screen breaks, and I can no longer operate it via touch, but I can still see parts of the screen although broken. In this case, can I connect to my Android device via a mouse (for instance, ...
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Moto G7 Power (XT1955-4) detects two touch inputs

I bought an aftermarket replacement LCD + touch for my Moto G7 Power off Aliexpress. However, it has an issue. The problem is that it sometimes detects a touch in the top middle of the screen. This is ...
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Android Navigation Buttons Not Touchable On Top

My navigation buttons are not touchable at the top of them, just above their icons. I recorded a video of this issue, but it's too large to upload here, so I put it on YouTube. (https://youtu.be/...
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Move the pointer and control it with the head

My name is Stéphane. I am disabled (quadriplegic). I have a Mac Os 10.15.7 computer where I can move my mouse pointer with my head with this system and with my webcam. Is there a way with Android to ...
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How do I know if my phone's touchscreen supports Electro Magnetic Resonance (EMR) technology?

I am planning to start sketching on my Android Device - Nokia 6.1 Plus - using Apps like AutoDesk SketchBook, Bamboo Paper or Adobe Sketch. For that I am thinking of buying a stylus - Noris Digital. ...
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Blue line following my touch on the screen of Huawei devices

Sometimes strange 'worm' and 'dust cloud' starts to follow my finger when browsing with my Huawei Honor 7. When the finger is not touching the screen anymore, the line disappears. I can also draw ...
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Extend usable area of the screen

I have an old unrooted android phone with the bottom zones touch not working. I followed this Post to resize my screen to avoid the dead zones. But the menu launcher icon is near the middle of the ...
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China phone new, touch not working

Maybe anybody can help me. I got a brand new china phone (xgody) with no working touch. As it was a present to the Dominican Republic, back shipping was not an option. As the situation goes a little ...
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Map keys to touchscreen

I'm running Android on a mobile device, but I really just use it as a computer. I have a wireless mouse/keyboard that I use to navigate windows, etc. The keyboard works well generally, but I find some ...
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My phone is stuck In Twrp Mode And Touch is not working in this mode. And i am not normally booting. Please Guide?

I wanted to root my Samsung Galaxy S4 And flash a rom but when i installed a TWRP recovery its touch is not working at all.Only power button works which turn off the screen.How can i exit from it? or ...
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Some games force use of gamepad controls instead of touch controls

I recently bought a new smartphone, it's a LG Q7 and it's running Android 8.1 With it I tried running various games, of which, two of them are gear.club and Implosion - Never Lose Hope. Although I ...
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Touch screen only works when charging

My Xiaomi Redmi 3s's old screen was broken so I imported a new LCD+Touch-screen with frame from china. After fixing the new LCD, the touch screen(LCD is working perfectly) is not working but the ...
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How to Re-calibrating Device Touch?

My Android Phone Fell from my Hand and it's screen is partially Broken. Don't have much of a difference after breaking the screen but I need to Re-Calibrate my Android Device's Display. Is there any ...
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Why can't the touch layer on the screen can't be replaced? [closed]

AFAIK, touchscreen has three different layers: the protective glass, the touch panel, and the LCD screen: Touch technology in smartphones explained - FlatpanelsHD However, when an area of the screen ...
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Is there a way to recover contacts and T Memo from touch broken galaxy core

I have a samsung galaxy core and now the touch is broken. Since I have a new Redmi Y1, the damage of phone is not a big deal but the thing that matters is I am in need of copying all contacts and T ...
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My mobile screen touches itself repeatedly(Ghost Touches)?

I have Swipe Elite Note android mobile phone. My mobile screen touches itself repeatedly. I tink it might be a hardware issue. However, it is working well today! How can I confirm if it was an ...
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Replace the content of a certain dead area of the display

There's an area on the quarter top of my touch that is not working. Dead. The display works on that area, the touch doesn't I know I can disable the touch and image on that area, dragging everything ...
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Root attempt Galaxy S8+, touch screen unresponsive at TWRP

I'm going to try to keep this as simple as possible as I don't really know what I did wrong or how I ended up where I am now. I have a Samsung Galaxy S8+ running Android 7.0 and I decided to root it. ...
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Change Touch Sound on Samsung Devices

This sounds silly, but it has been driving me mad for years. I do not want to disable the touch sound, I want to change it. This is not an option in the sound settings. You can only disable the ...
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How can I see the pointer location, and simulate it?

I want to see the X and Y axis of my touch location in Android, and want to use the x and y axis by typing it into a shell extension, to simulate an actual touch on the screen. Can anyone help?
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I mistakingly cancelled my android software system update I can get it back again and what are the procedures

I mistakingly cancelledy android system update Please can any one teach me the procedure of updat my android system software ? There is no select option from the main men about phone network ...
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resize screen for dead touch zone (using adb command)

My Oneplus One fell recently, and I can't use the bottom 2-3cm of the touchscreen. I found this question here: Resize screen for Dead touch zone I tried the option using adb. I only used the command:...
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How do I turn off my Samsung Galaxy a3 if my screen has stopped working?

My phone screen suddenly just stopped working it comes on but the touch screen isn't responding. I think I need to switch it off and back on again but I can't without touching the screen! Does anybody ...
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My phone has a touch/pointing bug

I bought a new phone the other day and I noticed I can't deactivate an alarm from the Clock app, when I pressed the pink checkbox, it would not check. But this happens only for the top alarm, the ...
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LG G Flex navigation buttons problem

A couple days ago I noticed a problem who is starting to frustrate me. My LG G Flex (LG-D958) is having laggy navigation buttons. If I open text messages, and my keyboard pops out to write, if I ...
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How to turn off overlays if I can't touch the screen?

My cell phone is a Samsung Galaxy Pocket 2 (SM-G110B/DS) running Android 4.4 KitKat. I found the developer options, and "by mistake", I selected one of the overlays. The problem is that the ...
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Replicating "Guided Access" features from iOS on Android

Guided Access is an excellent set of features for the iPhone that allows one to restrict or block inputs to the device. How can I replicate this behavior with my Android phone? The features the I am ...
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