Multi Touch Capabilities in Microsoft® Windows® 7
What are the multi touch capabilities in Windows 7? What is the use of multi touch and its features?
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System produced by Microsoft Corporation. For use on personal computers, Microsoft has now released a series of Operating Systems. With the goal of being compatible with almost all applications and hardware, Windows 7 was intended to be a more focused incremental upgrade to the Windows line. Windows 7 needs the following system requirements for installation, at least 1 GHz 64 bit processor, at least 1 MB of system memory and at least 20 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space. Windows 7 has several editions; widely used editions are Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate editions. With the Windows 7 Multi touch Platform, you have the freedom to directly interact with your computer system.
Following details explain about the multi touch capabilities in Windows 7 and its use:
- Multi touch capabilities
- Use of multi touch
Multi touch capabilities
Microsoft have added multi touch capabilities to Windows 7 in order to provide support for both Windows 7 applications and even those applications that were not developed specifically to support multi-touch. Multi touch in Windows 7 provides additional functionality to end-users. With the Windows 7 multi touch platform the user has options to directly interact with the computer. There is no special Windows Explorer available on multi touch devices. With multi touch capabilities you are able to reach out and slowly scroll through your pictures directly from Windows Explorer or flick and move through them quickly.
Use of multi touch
To provide enhanced Windows touch solutions for all kind of applications, the Windows 7 touch platform provides various levels of support. Windows 7 Multi touch platform offers a free, out of the box experience for applications that are touch capable and are not designed to support multi touch. It provides free, out of the box support for a few basic gestures and you can use gestures to enhance your application and provide better multi touch support.
The Windows 7 multi touch platform provides manipulation processors that help you to interpret the touch messages. Manipulation receives as input the object that is being touched and all the related touch messages. The result is a 2D affine transform matrix and it represents the transformation that happened as a result of the finger movement. If you were running a photo editing application, you could grab two photos at the same time using your fingers and also you can rotate, resize, and translate the photos and the manipulation process allows the changes you need to reflect on the object.