How To Optimize Windows 7 Settings for Touch Screen - Win 7 Touchscreen Settings

A big problem when using a touchscreen is that things are too small to easily click on them.

Out of the box Windows 7 is very user friendly, however, these small tweeks can greatly improve your touchscreen experience.

Making Things Bigger

You can increase the size of icons and text by following these directions.

1. Press the Windows Start Icon.

2. Select Control Panel.

3. Click on Optimize Visual Display under Ease of Use.

4. Click on "Change the sze of text and icons" under Make things on the screen larger.

5. Increase this setting to Larger (150%).

6. Click on Apply.

Your computer will need to reboot for the changes to take effect. Once you log back in you will see that the icons are much larger, and therefore easier to click.

Before and After

Before this change the icons and menu bar is small. This makes it very hard to click on the correct items in the menu bar.
Before this change the icons and menu bar is small. This makes it very hard to click on the correct items in the menu bar.
Now the icons and menu bar is much larger. This makes it much easer for us to select the correct items in the menu.
Now the icons and menu bar is much larger. This makes it much easier for us to select the correct items in the menu.

Don't Click Then Point

Microsoft made a lot of improvements just for Touchscreen users in Windows 7. One of these improvements is that the Operating System actually distinguishes a difference between a mouse and touch actions and can treat them differently.

One place that this can be see is with the quick launch option menus. If you do a touch action to open the options menu the items of the menu will be spaced out further than if you right click on them. The extra padding makes it easier for touchscreen users to select the correct item.

Before and After

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momerat99 4 years ago

great ill give it a try

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