Emulate Touch-Screen?

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Emulate Touch-Screen?

Postby plarner » 4. Jan 2017, 20:36

Hi,

I'm working on a web-page which has an issue in IE11/Edge on touch enabled desktop displays. I run VirtualBox on Windows 7, and a have Win 10 VM set up. Does anyone know of any way i can make virtual box send either my mouse or touch pad events as native touch events to the VM? (Aside from VirtualBox I have tried a few methods in the host OS - nothing seems to work) I dont have a touch screen.

Thanks for reading
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Re: Emulate Touch-Screen?

Postby scottgus1 » 4. Jan 2017, 21:53

The available guest pointer hardware, in the guest's System settings, Motherboard tab, are: PS/2 mouse, USB tablet, and USB multi-touch tablet. I don't know if any of these are able to transfer touch into the guest and act like a touchscreen.
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Re: Emulate Touch-Screen?

Postby plarner » 6. Jan 2017, 16:24

Thanks for your reply, unfortunately touch pad / multi touch pad didn't seem to translate the clicks into touch events when testing it here http://tomicloud.com/2012/03/multi-touch-demo, perhaps that is expected anyway as we are talking about the equivalent of a track pad or graphics tablet.
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Re: Emulate Touch-Screen?

Postby palswim » 15. Jul 2019, 22:48

Though the OP related to a Windows Guest, I am running a Linux (Android-x86) Guest and want to interact with it with a mouse over VRDP. I can't seem to find a mode where I can just click within the RDP window and have the click translate to a touch event at that location within the Guest.

I had read that the "USB Tablet" mode uses "absolute coordinates", but this seems just to require me to hold down the mouse click in order to move the mouse pointer.
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Re: Emulate Touch-Screen?

Postby socratis » 15. Jul 2019, 23:57

palswim wrote:and want to interact with it with a mouse over VRDP
You're adding an extra layer of complexity here. Does it work if you just have the VM locally?

palswim wrote:but this seems just to require me to hold down the mouse click in order to move the mouse pointer
You have to hold the mouse down in order to move it? That doesn't sound right...
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Re: Emulate Touch-Screen?

Postby palswim » 16. Jul 2019, 23:52

socratis wrote:You're adding an extra layer of complexity here. Does it work if you just have the VM locally?

It works the same on the local VM window.

socratis wrote:
palswim wrote:but this seems just to require me to hold down the mouse click in order to move the mouse pointer
You have to hold the mouse down in order to move it? That doesn't sound right...

Yes, for me "USB Tablet" behaves like a laptop touchpad where a mouse click would represent my finger.
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