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Re: Add full touchscreen support to Peppermint 6 & 7
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2016, 02:42:52 pm »
Just sent my wife a text telling her that I need to look into getting a touchscreen monitor...........

Her reply: "You've been reading that linux forum again, eh?"

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Re: Add full touchscreen support to Peppermint 6 & 7
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2016, 03:34:19 pm »
Thanks Timo!

As for the "everybody uses windows" argument, I converted my mothers laptop some time ago to Peppermint 6 after the win10 update rendered it useless.
She's 80 and her comments were to the effect that it was easier to use than windows. She even understands the update manager and checks for the ! in the icon.
Keep in mind, the bulk of her usage is cruising the web, paying bills and checking her bank accounts. Oh, And she prefers Firefox to IE any day (her words)

And I'll be updating my wifes machine from Ubuntu Mate to Peppermint 7 this weekend.
Excellent tutorial. Can't wait to give it a try.

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Re: Add full touchscreen-support to Peppermint 6
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2016, 03:36:42 pm »
P7 has touchscreen support, but no multitouch. If you want multitouch (like 2 fingers for right click) this tutorial will still work.
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Re: Add full touchscreen support to Peppermint 6 & 7
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2019, 01:41:49 am »
Just used this on Peppermint 10 on my Lenovo Yoga 500, which I have upgraded it's memory to 8GB and put in a SSD. Had been having problems with the touch pad mouse, when writing in forums, the vibration would send the cursor to the beginning of the document, making already written words unreadable, so pushing Fn and F6 switches off the touch pad altogether and now after using this tutorial, am able to use the touch screen without any jumbled words. Thank you so much for this fix, it's working perfectly in Pep 10. I know this post dates way back, but it is still applicable today, for touch screen laptops and tablets. I'm like that cow over the moooon!   :D
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Re: Add full touchscreen support to Peppermint 6 & 7
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2019, 08:43:49 am »
Good to know this still works :)
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