Optimize Windows® 7 For Touchscreen Enabled Devices
How to optimize Windows® 7 for touchscreen-enabled devices?
Touchscreens are gaining much popularity with their simplicity and the widescreens that they enable for pocket devices. Without a mouse or a keyboard, you can access your PC with just a tap of your fingers. Touchscreens are now available in all sorts of devices ranging from MP3 players to personal computers. Even kitchen counters and desks are going to have touch PCs in them.
You can optimize Windows® 7 for touchscreen-enabled devices by making certain changes as follows:
- Windows® Add-on
- Onscreen Keyboard
Windows® 7 has changed the entire visual display of the desktop in order to make it more touch friendly. A number of changes can be made to the overall look of the desktop. You can change the size of the icons. It is always better to have a big icon so that it can be more touch friendly. Windows® 7 has capabilities to distinguish between a touch and a click. If you have the click option then the icons can be smaller in size, but for the best touchscreen experience you have to have bigger icons.
Windows® 7 has revolutionized the touchscreen world with its Windows® Touch software. However, it certainly is not enough for you to have the complete touch experience. It can be used to optimize your Internet Explorer®, start menu, scroll bars, and even your title bar and task bar to suit your fingers.
Activate your onscreen keyboard when you want to type something. You can find it in the `Start’ menu under `Accessories.’ It is in the ‘Ease of access’ section under accessories in the start menu. The onscreen keyboard has a lot of features such as the keys lighting up as you tap on them with your finger to indicate that which key you have just pressed. The keys, if smaller than your fingers, can be resized to match your finger size. The keyboard also features predictive text, which shows an array of words that it thinks you are typing. The more frequently you use a word the more likely it is to come up first when the same text pattern is typed.