3M Touch Systems TouchWare for Windows Version 5.64 SR4, December 2003 Copyright 1991-2003 3M All rights reserved. --------------------------------- PRODUCT SUMMARY --------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------- FEATURES AND ENHANCEMENTS --------------------------------- * 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 controllers. * TouchWare adds to custom touch features with support for external speakers. This feature is available only for serial controllers. --------------------------------- LIFTOFF DEADBANDS --------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------- KNOWN ANOMALIES --------------------------------- * 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 system. * 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 disabled. * 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 Frequency. * 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 correctly. --------------------------------- HARDWARE SUPPORT --------------------------------- 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. __________________________________________________________Download Driver Pack
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