Windows 7 touch events to HTML5 touch event in browser not supported?
Posted: 25 August 2011 10:42 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi,

First I wanted to thank everyone for helping me with a previous problem. It’s really helpful to be able to have a group of ppl to ask questions and a group that I hope to someday contribute to.

My question right now is regarding multitouch input on windows 7. I have written a small page that detects and displays touch events using javascript and HTML5 touch events. I want to test whether this actually works on a Windows Touch device. Unfortunately, I actually don’t have a touch enabled device so I’m using the Input Simulator that comes bundled with Surface 2.0 SDK to try to simulate these events. It doesn’t look like touch events are being raised.

I have tried this using the TUIO plug-in by Fajran and using that to simulate touch events (so I know Firefox 6 definitely consumes these). So right now, I don’t know if these events are actually raised though in Windows 7 (I mean consumed by browsers to raise events).

Firefox said that it supported W7 Touch events in Firefox 4 onwards, but I have no idea if its still supported.

I’m still new so let me know if there’s something super obvious that I’ve missed or if there’s some more info I can provide.

Thanks so much. Really appreciate any points!

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Posted: 29 August 2011 09:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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This question has been answered here: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/810808

Firefox 6 for Windows 7 still uses the old “MozTouch” events, while Firefox 6 for Android uses the standard “touchstart"/"touchmove" events.

Hope this is helpful.

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