Hoda / eGalax EETI Touchscreen now working in Tablet Mode with Windows 7
- Download the Tablet drivers for the touchscreen from this link.
- Uninstall your existing touchscreen driver software (ie. TouchKit), and go to Device Manager to ensure that the HID USB Device is removed from the Mouse list.
- Reboot, if required.
- If Windows tries to autodetect and re-install the HID USB Drivers, then uninstall them again by right-clicking the entry in Device Manager
- Run Setup.exe from the Tablet drivers that you downloaded, and follow the install instructions straight through.
And that’s it – the Tablet-related control panel options are now accessible, and a circular crosshair appears whereever you touch.
Now the bad news.
It’s not really worth the bother. For anyone who’s used an iPod Touch or iPhone, the Windows Touch gestures are laughable. Swiping your finger down on a web page, if you manage not to simply select text, basically sends a Page Down keypress to the browser – so it simply scrolls down a page, regardless of how you swiped. Compared to OSX, where the scrolling has momentum and speed, it’s a very poor substitute.
As for Media Centre; does it have swipes? Can you flip through albums. Well… No! Instead, tablet mode gives you touch buttons at the top and bottom to scroll through the options. Again, laughably backward for a not-yet-released OS.