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Last week I built my friend a new PC.  I picked out a touchscreen as second monitor for his son to use to play games and draw, stuff like that.  When ever he uses the second monitor, the touch screen takes over on the main monitor and activates the mouse pointer.  Is there any way to separate that?  As in, put angry birds or paint on the second monitor and not have it interfere with the main display?  The Touchscreen said it's built for Windows 10 and I'm not seeing an missing drivers either.

 

This is the touchscreen-

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824016320

 

I appreciate any help you guys can give me.  Thanks.

 

Main specs- (reused the NVMe drive/HDDs and RAM from the old PC)

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No ideas or suggestions on how to do this?

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Sorry, no. Buy him 2 computers, maybe? :laugh:

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So when he touches the second monitor, it takes over the mouse? That's normal. It would be no different than two mice hooked up to the system. They would fight each other if used at the same time. 

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Yeah, this isn't possible. You can't have two similar input devices connected to the same machine and not have them fight one another for control.

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1 hour ago, adrynalyne said:

So when he touches the second monitor, it takes over the mouse? That's normal. It would be no different than two mice hooked up to the system. They would fight each other if used at the same time. 

That's what I thought.  Thanks!

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wow, I haven't seen mult-mouse software in years. used to play with it on a win95 machine when i was a kid lol

 

here's the main site https://www.dicolab.com/ if you want it 

 

edit: shame the app uses an expensive subscription model.

edit2: https://alternativeto.net/software/teamplayer/ only a couple alternatives but 1 is a freemium so might be worth testing

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There is this.  Works....ok.

 

https://pluralinput.com/

 

Installed it on my laptop.  Both mice work independently on separate screens (usb mouse/touchpad)  but KB only works on teh screen with the main mouse.  Response time is a little off at times.

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2 minutes ago, techbeck said:

There is this.  Works....ok.

 

https://pluralinput.com/

 

Installed it on my laptop.  Mouse works on both screens but KB only works on teh screen with the main mouse.  Response time is a little off at times.

this is the Freemium one I was looking at.

 

Website says is currently in Beta status so your complaint is likely to improve over time. Also says free for personal use so that's great.

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Just now, Brandon H said:

this is the Freemium one I was looking at.

 

Website says is currently in Beta status so that complaint is likely to improve. Also says free for personal use so that's great.

Yea, little buggy but it works.  There are other apps out there as well.  Just have to look/test and find one that works the best.  May have to pay though.

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Interesting. I wasn't aware such creatures existed. 

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Sweet!  I'm gonna give that a shot this week and see how it goes.  Thanks a lot for the suggestion, techbeck and Brandon!

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