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Touchscreen + Stylus.

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:26 pm
by wagnerax
Hello !

Thanks for your great product. I have been using it a lot with docear.

I have a dual digitizer tablet: Touchscreen and Stylus.
I would like to be able to move around the document with my fingers and draw on the document with the stylus. Do you know if it is actually doable ? For the moment stylus and fingers behaves as the same input, meaning that I have to switch tools constantly.

Any other user experimenting with touchscreen/stylus ?

Have a nice day.

Pierre Wagner.

Re: Touchscreen + Stylus.

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:32 pm
by Tracker Supp-Stefan
Hello Pierre,

I believe we do not differentiate between the two separate input methods at the moment, and there is certainly no option to control that for now. I will bring this question up on my next meeting with the devs, and will let you know after that what our plans are in this respect.


Re: Touchscreen + Stylus.

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:02 pm
by Ivan - Tracker Software
How do you scroll by fingers? Do you use one or two fingers?

Re: Touchscreen + Stylus.

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:10 pm
by wagnerax
Hello again !

I usually scroll with one finger on other software (OneNote), even when I'm using a drawing tool. But that is the case because I have a tablet pc with both touchscreen (fingers) and active digitizer (stylus).

Scrolling with two fingers, drawing with one could be a nice solution for the most common tablet pc input (only touchscreen). Differentiating between touch and stylus could be nice for "professionnal" tablet-pc.

Re: Touchscreen + Stylus.

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:20 pm
by David.P
JFTR, the most amazing touch interface experience (scrolling-wise) ever I recently found in (of all things :p) the new MS Edge browser on Windows 10.

Could be different though on different hardware... I tested it on a new laptop with Synaptics Touchpad and two-finger scrolling enabled. The Edge browser literally scrolls BETTER than if one were moving REAL stuff (like paper) around with the fingers.

IMHO, the Edge browser scrolling sets a new standard to be beaten by any other (Desktop) software.


Re: Touchscreen + Stylus.

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:32 am
by Tracker Supp-Stefan
Hello All,

There is already an option you can turn it on via
"Edit -> Preferences -> Commenting -> Switch to pencil tool with digitizer"
That will allow you to use the stylus as a pencil and touch for scrolling.


Re: Touchscreen + Stylus.

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:16 pm
by wagnerax
Thanks ! I'll try that this evening.

Re: Touchscreen + Stylus.

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:20 pm
by Will - Tracker Supp

Re: Touchscreen + Stylus.

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:59 am
by findus_n
Hi all!

Tracker Supp-Stefan is right, there is this digitizer - option. However it only switches between any tool for the touch-option and only handwriting/pen for the digitizer.
For accurate highlighting, etc., it would be great, if the function would be somehow inverted: With touching, you can only scroll (and zoom?), with a pen, you can do the rest like pen, highlighting, inserting textfields, etc. Saving the tool-states individually would be great! :lol:
Thank you for a great program! :)

Cheers, Nik

Edit: Just found out: Two fingers the same time will enable scrolling/zooming :D Great!

Re: Touchscreen + Stylus.

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:00 pm
by Tracker Supp-Stefan
Hello findus_n,

Yes - if your device recognizes two finger input - that will work in the Editor as well for immediate scrolling/zooming.

Also please make sure that you are using the latest Editor build (317.1) as it will give you all the latest features we've implemented.