Touch Screens and KDE

Jacky Alcine jackyalcine at
Sat Dec 29 21:32:08 GMT 2018

On Thursday, 27 December 2018 14:57:54 PST Cisbug wrote:
> At Wednesday, 26 December 2018, 08:28:45 CET Jacky Alcine wrote:
> > I'm curious about peoples' thoughts and any developments in the space of
> > touch screens for KDE. I use a Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 [1] as my main laptop
> > /
> > machine but I can't see me using my touch screen for it a lot outside of
> > me
> > doing stuff with VLC.
> > 
> > I also am curious if this is more of a systems thing that's below KDE
> > (like
> > within X11/Wayland) that I have to look into. I want to get a decent
> > stylus
> > (might invest in the suggested one by Dell)[2] and see how it fares. I
> > don't have Windows on here but I do know that there's mention of it being
> > able to launch OneNote and people handle notes from there.
> My Laptop is a 13'' Inspiron too. Using latest KDE release without Wayland.
> I use the touch screen very seldom. Most time I use only keyboard and
> touchpad.
> After reading you posting, I've checked, KMail, Okular, KDE-Falkon browser.
> All of them support zooming using two fingers on the screen. I am curious
> to learn more, what I can do with the touch screen.

Woah, I didn't know about KMail supporting the zoom - that's actually super 
handy! Doesn't work in the composer though (which makes a bit of sense).

I do want to get to a point where I felt comfortable using KDE with my 2-in-1 
more often so I can normalize using this on the go and not feeling that KDE 
required me to be "locked into place".

Jacky Alcine

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