multi finger touch gestures

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drabne
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multi finger touch gestures

27 Feb 2014, 14:13

Hi, I'm combining two posts I made in the old forum as one new wish here.

Many new Windows laptops, and tablets of course, have multi finger touchscreens. Is any work going on to support touch gestures, or at least touch input (one finger press, two finger and hold, and so on) as hotkeys in AHK? I've searched and only found gesturekey but it appears to be rather limited, lack global gesture support and is payware and closed source. There is a big gap here to be filled since Microsoft has no built in tool for custom gestures.
drabne
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Joined: 17 Feb 2014, 02:26

Re: multi finger touch gestures

14 Mar 2014, 07:59

I renew my wish here.

I did some additional online searches for touch input tools for Windows 8 but came up mostly empty handed. I found Gesture2Launch but it is closed source and only works when the charms bar is open.

If touch input versions MouseGetPos and GetKeyState() was added we could easily make powerful touch gestures.
lexikos
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Re: multi finger touch gestures

14 Mar 2014, 17:20

I don't have a Windows tablet or touch screen, or any interest in getting one or developing touch input features.
drabne
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Joined: 17 Feb 2014, 02:26

Re: multi finger touch gestures

15 Mar 2014, 05:39

Thanks for the reply. Since you are (AFAIK) the main autohotkey developer things now look grim for my wish. I hope some other dev jumps in and works on this feature. I read some estimate claiming that next year most new Windows laptops/ultrabooks will come with touchscreens.
drabne
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Joined: 17 Feb 2014, 02:26

Re: multi finger touch gestures

12 Apr 2015, 07:36

Let me ask you Lexikos if you have since last spring changed your minds about touch gesture support? Are there any known new features in Windows 10 that would make it easier to add such support?

Another thread discussed the third party tool TouchMe, http://ahkscript.org/boards/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=4809 , which works but is still a hassle to use in combination with autohotkey compared to declaring key or mouse hotkeys in AHK.
lexikos
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Re: multi finger touch gestures

13 Apr 2015, 01:28

No.
FnX

Re: multi finger touch gestures

18 Jun 2015, 15:30

This is too bad, I want to automate scripts on BlueStacks, android emulator, multitouch would be nice
winterburger1232

Re: multi finger touch gestures

08 Aug 2018, 22:45

Any update on touch input? (if you say no, I won't ask for another 4 years)
lexikos
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Joined: 30 Sep 2013, 04:07
GitHub: Lexikos

Re: multi finger touch gestures

09 Aug 2018, 02:11

No. I still don't have a Windows tablet or touch screen, or any interest in getting one or developing touch input features.

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