No mouse down event with touch screen

    Sep 04 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Hello, I'm running a max 6 patch on windows 8 on a touch screen. My problem is that the touch screen doesn't trigger any mouse down event.
    The only way to get a mousedown event is to drag the finger after tapping. This causes various problems, with ubutton especially.
    I tried to deactivate the 'long click causes right click' function on the touch options in the configuration panel, that didn't change anything.
    Any ideas? cheers, J.

    • Sep 05 2014 | 4:34 pm
      That is because a touch down is not a mouse down. Max6 is not fully touch compliant which is why it does not respond properly. One work around would be to convert all touch messages to mouse messages using something like TouchMousePointer. Which would turn your multitouch monitor into a huge single touch mouse screen.
    • Sep 08 2014 | 8:37 am
      Thanks, I tried touchmousepointer, it doesn't work very well because the new mouse postition is continuous and doesn't refer to the exact position of the finger. Plus Ubutton still outputs mousedown and mouseup at the same time. But you're right I will search for this kind of app a way to convert touch messages into mouse messages.