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
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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