Re: Multi-Touch Screen Monitors

Subject: Re: Multi-Touch Screen Monitors
From: Ryan Supak (
Date: Tue Oct 25 2005 - 21:02:54 EDT

I've looked into this also.

You're right -- the fundamental problem is that neither OSX nor Windows has
good native support for multiple, simultaneous mouse cursors (it is quite
doable for Linux, FWIW).

I looked into a hack -- basically if two fingers were touching a multitouch
surface the mouse cursor would be quickly toggled between the two points. It
didn't really work that well, and once you got to about four simultaneous
points it bordered on unusable.

I believe Mitsubishi makes a multitouch surface for things like those poker
games at restaurant bars, buut I've never figured out a good way to get my
hands on one.


On 10/25/05, Morgan Sutherland <> wrote:
> I've been told that the back lighting, which allows the LCD to be seen
> from every angle and in low light, takes up a good portion of the
> cost.
> Otherwise, I think the price is incredibly unreasonable. $1500 would
> be much more reasonable, yet still too much. I would easily spring for
> a sub $1000 version.
> I'm just thinking, it seems like a touch screen interface would make
> computer composition drastically faster hence more efficient.
> If only there were readily available multi-touch screen overlays with
> software hacks that allowed multiple pointers so to speak. I know that
> such a thing exists for PC... allows you to use 2 mice simultaneously.
> On 10/25/05, M.G. Choquette <> wrote:
> > And:
> >
> > C. What's the reason for the Lemur being priced at 2500$ U.S.......
> >

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