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3M Touch Systems 
TouchWare for Windows

Version 5.64 SR4, December 2003
Copyright 1991-2003 3M 
All rights reserved.

TouchWare for Windows is the software for your 3M Touch Systems 
touch screen. It allows you to select, launch, and drag objects 
using the touch screen.

TouchWare provides full touch screen functionality for all 
applications running under Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 2000, 
Windows NT 4.0, Windows Me, and Windows 9X. It uses a true 32-bit 
implementation of the driver and control panel to implement touch 
screen support.

* This version of TouchWare now features 4-point calibration that
  provides better performance for all users.

* Cursor stabilization is now available for serial EX II

* TouchWare adds to custom touch features with support for external
  speakers. This feature is available only for serial controllers.

In some situations, it is possible to tap a touch screen and
register two touches. This happens because any touch’s momentum
causes the touch screen to recoil and bounce back. Usually, the
amount of motion in the touch screen is negligible. However, if
the bounce is great enough, contact is lost and the bounce back
appears to be another touch.

If this is happening on your system, you need to perform the
following steps:

* Using Windows Explorer, go to the TouchWare installation
  directory. This is usually C:\Program Files\MicroTouch\TouchWare.

* Locate either the file Liftdb98.reg or LiftdbNT.reg. You should
  only use on of these files. If you are using Windows 95, Windows
  98, or Windows Me, use only Liftdb98.reg. If you are using
  Windows NT 4, Windows 2000, or Windows XP, use LiftdbNT.reg.

* If you are using multiple monitors, you need to edit the file.
  Right-click on the file and select 'Edit'. In the file there are
  two lines at the end of the line, the first of which in enclosed
  in brackets ('[' and ']') and the second starts with
  'LiftDelayPeriod'. Copy these lines for each additional touch
  screen you have. Then on the new bracketed lines, change the
  '0000' to '0001', '0002', and so forth. Save the file and exit
  the editor.

* To enable liftoff deadbanding, double-click the file. This
  automatically enables the liftoff deadband option.

This solution is available only for serial systems.

* The calibration reminder does not work for TP4 or TP5 controllers
  when in finger only or pen only modes. This will be corrected in
  the next service release.

* The algorithm for selecting EX II operating frequencies during
  cursor stabilization is flawed. You should select the highest
  available frequency and manually test it. If that frequency does
  not yield satisfactory results, then select the next highest
  frequency and test that. Keep experimenting by using the higher
  frequencies until a suitable one is found.

* Although the drivers appear to operate normally under most conditions,
  3M Touch Systems does not guarantee operation of its drivers under 
  power management situations such as "standby" and "hibernation". 
  If you intend to use these options you should carefully test your 

* The keyboard type for Japanese Windows NT systems using PS/2 
  controllers may be reported as an unknown MtsI8042.sys type. To 
  correct this, use the Control Panel to select the proper keyboard
  type. Then uninstall TouchWare, reboot, and reinstall TouchWare. 
  The keyboard type should remain whatever you previously selected.

* Occasionally on Windows 98 and Me, the USB installation will not
  work until after a reboot.

* Prior to attaching a USB controller, the TouchWare USB software 
  needs to be installed. Occasionally, under Windows 2000, even after
  the USB software is installed, insertion of the USB controller may
  fail to load the driver. If this happens, go to Start>Control Panel>
  System>Hardware>Device Manager. Expand the "Mice and other pointing
  devices" section and select the "MicroTouch Touch Screen USB 
  Controller" entry, which should have a yellow warning indicator 
  over its icon. From the "Action" menu, issue the "Uninstall" command. 
  Unplug and reconnect the controller and the driver will be found.

* For installation of the TouchWare PS/2 software under Windows 2000,
  the PS/2 touch screen controller must be connected to the system
  when it was booted.

* When installing the TouchWare PS/2 software under Windows 9x, Me,
  or NT, you must uninstall any existing version of TouchWare and 
  disconnect and disable any existing PS/2 mouse drivers and hardware
  prior to installing the new TouchWare. Verify IRQ 12 is not being
  used by the system. Even if the hardware is disconnected, the system
  may still be claiming the IRQ. Note that some styles of laptop mice
  cannot be physically removed, though usually they still can be 

* TouchWare does not always recognize PS/2 controllers. When
  this happens, the PS/2 driver disables the keyboard. In this
  case, you must uninstall TouchWare to regain the keyboard. This 
  appears to happen on some PC's due to BIOS incompatibilities. You
  should keep a serial mouse attached to the system during installation
  in case the keyboard becomes disabled.

* If you uninstall TouchWare, you should restart the system before 
  installing a new version of the software or the new installation 
  might fail. If you attempt to attach a USB device to your system
  after installing TouchWare, you may lose touch functionality 
  during installation of that device. You should keep a keyboard 
  or mouse attached to the system during USB device installation.

* The setup program does not remove the DOSTOUCH program from the 
  AUTOEXEC.BAT file during a Windows 95 upgrade installation.

* The setup program will only look for the default directories for 
  previous TouchWare versions on the target system when doing a 
  Windows 95 upgrade installation.

* Some older video cards may cause conflicts with COM 4. Refer to 
  Article ID: Q127138 in the Microsoft Technical Support Knowledge 
  base for further information.

* If you are using a ThruGlass controller, you may have difficulty
  making selections at the top or bottom of the screen. To correct
  the problem, select ThruGlass Configuration>Diagnostics>Auto 

* If you are using a touch pen and must do a "Find Touch Screen" 
  to locate the touch pen, the "Pen" tab does not automatically 
  appear in the TouchWare control panel applet. Simply exit the 
  applet and re-enter it. The "Pen" tab will be present.

* In some multiple monitor situations, dialog boxes will appear on
  the edge of monitors and across several monitors. This is unavoidable
  in many cases. Whenever TouchWare is display a message about a 
  particular monitor, that message does appear centered on that monitor.
  When a TouchWare dialog does not pertain to a particular monitor and
  the multiple monitor layout has been defined, such a dialog appears 
  centered on the primary monitor.

* TouchWare does not support combinations of single and dual head video
  adapters in the same box. You may have a maximum of 4 single head 
  video adapters or you may have up to two dual head video adapters,
  but a mix of different ones is not supported.

* TouchWare supports the concurrent use of one or more serial
  controllers with a PS/2 controller. To install TouchWare on such a
  system, select the "MousePort (PS/2)" installation option. The
  installer then searches all COM ports for serial controllers. This
  search does not test for the PS/2 controller. After the search is
  complete, the installer installs both the serial and PS/2 drivers on
  the system.

* Some of the dual head video adapters tested with TouchWare have modes
  that are incompatible with mirrored (all monitors showing the same
  image) operation in TouchWare. For mirrored operation, TouchWare
  requires these cards report a single, active monitor to the system.
  If the Settings tab on the Display Properties (accessed either
  through the control panel or by right-clicking on the desktop and
  selecting Properties) shows two or more active monitors, you need to
  use the Advanced button to reconfigure your video adapter. Some cards
  show two monitors, one large and one small, with the small one being
  disabled. This configuration works with TouchWare since the video
  adapter appears as only one active monitor. See your video adapter
  documentation for instructions on configuring your card.

* The serial control panel is not be able to display all fonts properly
  on some systems. This is most notable with some Asian language fonts,
  where the fonts are too large. The text in the control panel will not
  be properly presented. The USB control panel does handle these fonts

This version of TouchWare supports dual-head video cards multiple 
monitor configurations for serial and USB systems. The hardware 
listed below has been tested as of this release. 

Dual Head Video Cards
  - Matrox Millennium G400 
  - Asus GeForce2 MX Dual head
  - Matrox Millennium G450
  - ATI Radeon VE Dual Monitor
  - Appian Gemini Dual Monitor

COM port expansion cards
  - Addonics FlexPort (4 plus 2) ISA interface
  - Digi Board Classic ISA interface (not for Windows 98)
  - Digi Accelport Models 2E and 4E ISA interface (not for Windows 98)
  - SIIG I/O Expander 25 model 101812 ISA interface
  - Comtrol RocketPort 4-port PCI interface
  - Equinox Super Serial PCI interface

MicroTouch, the MicroTouch logo, Microcal, ThruGlass, TouchPen, and
TouchWare are either registered trademarks or trademarks of 3M in
the United States and/or other countries.

Microsoft, MS-DOS, Windows, and Windows NT are registered
trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
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