It could be rightly said that Windows 7 is by far the most user friendly and stable operating system released by Microsoft. Unlike previous versions of Windows, which were lateral improvements to each other, Windows 7 found its own niche in the world of computers, owing to its highly impressive and responsive GUI. Well, one of the most exciting things about Windows 7 is that it has been designed to work across touch screen devices. However, it’s likely that many of you may find it quite difficult to enable touch screen functionalities on your device. As such, the Windows support team thinks that there’s a strong case for educating users regarding the same.
Windows 7 and Touch
Windows 7 is perhaps one of the first endeavors of Microsoft to explore the possibilities of touch screen PCs. As the Windows support team says, when paired with a touch screen device, Windows 7 behaves as if it were engineered to exclusively work on devices with multi-touch sensitivity. Reading online newspapers, flicking through albums and of course handling your files and folders gets more than convenient with a Windows 7 touch enabled PC. However, your Windows 7 settings need to be altered appropriately in order to enable such a functionality.
Enabling Touch Screen on Windows 7
The following steps are in order for enabling touch screen functionality on your Windows 7 PC:
- Commence the procedure by clicking on “Start” at the bottom left corner of your desktop.
- Select “Control Panel”.
- Locate the option “View By” in the Control Panel window and click on it.
- Now choose “Small Icons”.
- Among the list of options displayed in your Control Panel window, choose the one that reads “Pen and Touch Settings”.
- You may now click on the tab that reads “Touch” at the top of the window.
- Execute the pivotal step of the procedure by checkmarking the option pertaining to “Use your Finger as an Input Device”, whereby you would’ve enabled touch screen functionality on your Windows 7 PC.
- Click on “Apply”, followed by “OK” to effect the changes.
By performing the above steps, you would’ve successfully enabled touch screen functionality on your Windows 7 PC.
In the unlikely event that you haven’t been able to effect the required settings, feel free to get in touch with Windows support.