Touch screen woes. Touch recognized but on the wrong side of the screen. RRS feed

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  • So I have a small 10" touch screen  as a secondary screen and it is recognized and installed when I plug it in the computer.

    My problem is that the actual touching is severly misplaced and I can not use the calibration tool (Tablet PC Settings in control panel) to correct this problem.

    It is as if the vertical and horisontal inputs of the screen has been swapped. If I touch the right side on the screen and drag my finger to the left I can see the cursor go from the top to the bottom and if I touch the top and drag down the cursor goes from the left side of the screen to the right side of the screen.

    Installing the drivers from the manufacturer of the touch controller,, did not help at all. It just says there are no touch controllers connected to my computer.

    Is there a way I can correct this problem?
    Saturday, January 10, 2009 12:59 PM

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  • Try the keystroke combo Ctrl-Alt-Up arrow.
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    Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP
    Sunday, January 11, 2009 8:16 PM
  • That doesn't do anything at all actually.

    Now, I know that command should have rotated my desktop but it didn't, ctrl-____-r didn't either.

    I tried to rotate the screen manually but that didn't help, the pointer still goes in the wrong direction.

    I have tried to use the calibration tool and see if that could set the touch to work properly but when, for some strange reason, it won't register any touch inputs as long as the calibration tool is open.

    By pressing F8 during boot and turning off driver signature I managed to load the Vista touch controller driver I have. The touch worked properly then but Win7 claimed I didn't have a touchscreen and turned off all the touchscreen features.

    I would very much like to try all the fun parts of touch control Windows 7 have and when I finally get the touchscreen to work Win7 says I don't have it and locks all the fun stuff away ;)

    Monday, January 12, 2009 12:34 AM
  • Deep sympathy, I would love a touchscreen demo myself. Sounds as though the secondary is the operative word here. I have had win7 turn things off (very frustrating) A thing is working just fine .....then it tries to do something which cannot be done in the configuration set. It's possible that if you keep trying something will work but it's just as likely that you will get nowhere.
    Does the touchscreen turn up in the devices section? (with printers and HID devices) and have you checked out any resource conflicts, maybe disabling something else will help. Your secondary input tablet is mirroring for some reason. Can you make it the primary input?
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 12:20 PM
  • I've got the exact same problem. Did you ever manage to solve this problem?
    Thursday, November 12, 2009 9:19 PM
  • Exactly the same problem here, did you ever find a soluction?. Thanks.
    Sunday, October 3, 2010 5:30 AM
  • I have the same problem. I have a 7" touch screen (no name, but bought through a company called Deltaco).

    I plug it in to a laptop with Windows 7 64-bit, using supplied HDMI to DVI+USB. Everything works, exept that





    This means that everything seems to be turned 90 degrees...

    When I slide my finger across the touch screen. Calibration is possible but does not help at all!

    There seems to be no settings for axis directions in Windows 7 either.

    I did open the monitor to see if the 4-wire connector could be swapped the wrong way around but is seems impossible, Turning it around makes the touch screen not work at all. Maybe this could be the case anyway, however the gold plated fingers of the wire will not get contact if the cable is turned in the connector.

    I think that the wires should be connected like +Y-Y-X+X. And in that case, if the cable is turned, the axes should also turn.


    What should I do?!

    Monday, April 4, 2011 5:07 PM
  • I'm also having this problem, I know I probably should open a new thread but then i'd have to type all these symptoms myself again. Is there really nothing to fix this with? Sounds quite easy to fix this...


    Kind Regards,


    Saturday, October 15, 2011 9:58 PM
  • Similar problem for me but the mirroring is only in the y-axis, cant find any solution on google.  If you have any luck let us all know, thanks.
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:30 PM