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    Ubuntu 14.04 Touchscreen not "left clicking" on desktop icons

    Hi,

    I have a desktop computer running Ubuntu 14.04 with 2 monitors, one is a touchscreen. The touchscreen connects via usb. It isn't working properly, When you press the touchscreen on icons on the desktop or the taskbar, they are just highlighted, as if I have run the mouse over them rather than left clicking on them. If I used the touchscreen in a window, for example Dolphin file browser, it works as expected (the same as a left click on a mouse would do).

    I have tried 3 different types of touchscreen and only one works, the one that works is an ubranded one and the other 2 work as described above and are an Accuview 13” touchscreen amd a Viewsonic 24” touchscreen.

    When I run ‘xinput –list”, the touchscreens are described as: -

    HID 24b8:0001 - (Unbranded 24” touchscreen)
    eGalax Inc. eGalaxTouch EXC3000-0783-45.00.00 - (Accuview 13” touchscreen)
    Weida Hi-Tech CoolTouchR System - (Viewsonic 24” touchscreen)

    Could it be something to do with the one that works being seen as a generic device? If so, is it possible to make the others work like this?

    Or any other idea's on how to get this working?

    I cannot use the unbranded one because the display is faulty, only the touch part of it works.

    Thanks,
    Mark
    Last edited by coffeecat; April 13th, 2021 at 06:12 PM. Reason: original text restored

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    Re: Ubuntu 14.04 Touchscreen not "left clicking" on desktop icons

    You may want to install Ubuntu 18.04 or 20.04 as 14.04 has been EOL for about 2 years and 16.04 will be EOL this month

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    Re: Ubuntu 14.04 Touchscreen not "left clicking" on desktop icons

    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is EOL (end-of-life) without extended support, which is supported by Canonical via Ubuntu Advantage (https://ubuntu.com/security/esm)

    refer https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EOLUpgrades

    https://fridge.ubuntu.com/2019/05/02...esm-available/

    Question also asked at https://askubuntu.com/questions/1331...-desktop-icons

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    Re: Ubuntu 14.04 Touchscreen not "left clicking" on desktop icons

    @marksmith989898, I've restored the original text of your post which you removed in its entirety. Removing the text like that:

    1. Makes a nonsense of the whole thread.
    2. Is discourteous to those who have gone out of their way to give useful information.
    3. Is what we consider to be forum vandalism.


    Thread closed to avoid anyone else wasting their time with this.
    Last edited by coffeecat; April 13th, 2021 at 06:19 PM.
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