Lilliput 669GL + Windows 8 64-bit
I wasn't exactly sure where to post this so thought I'd post here as it seems like the most relevant forum.
I've had my 669GL running on Windows 7 with Centrafuse for a while but have had a series of issues with Centrafuse (and the Windows 7 install, it seems) that spurred my interest in trying Windows 8 as a front end this time around. Since everything seems to be moving toward 64-bit I opted to pick up the 64-bit version, unfortunately without researching potential compatibility issues with the 669 (I didn't expect any problems)
Anyways, I'm sure you've seen a few posts on this and I hate to be "that guy" posting an old topic again, as it seems common in Windows 7 as well, but I've got specific requirements I'd love to meet and I feel would make a nice comfortable CarPC if possible.
As you may know, Windows 8's native touch screen drivers treat the screen as if it's portrait style, despite the display (I'm using VGA) working the correct landscape style. This leads to an interesting effect - the X and Y axes are flipped. Swiping up and down makes the cursor go left and right and vice versa.
TouchKit resolves this but is treated as a mouse, not a touch interface. I prefer the touch interface, though, so I can do basic gestures such as swiping through tiles and pulling the things in from the edge of the screen. Neither of these things is possible using it as a mouse and it makes the interface very "clunky" at best. I don't care if I can't pinch to zoom and all but I'd like to be able to at least slide through the tiles and swipe in from the edge of the screen to show previous apps etc.
Is there any way to do the above with the 64-bit Windows 8? This seems to be an issue with Windows 7 as well with Lilliput screens. 32-bit 7 and 8 both have a driver that resolves this completely, but is not compatible with 8.
I'm posting here in hopes that someone has a solution. I know a resistive touch isn't the best for swiping but it'll be better than trying to make it act as a mouse and that's all I'm looking for right now.
Please keep the conversation pertaining to resolving this issue. I don't use my CarPC for phone calls or anything, simply for playing music and basic internet use when parked in a parking lot via a VZAccess 4G card. I'm sticking to Windows as I also use my CarPC to tune my car's aftermarket ECU via software only available in Windows.
Thanks in advance. I really hope I can find some solution.
I've looked for fixes such as:
"Windows 8 invert x y axis touch" but found a post regarding inverting mouse input, but not touch (seem to be separate)
Even if there were a way to "flip" the touch interface portion I'd be set but so far no dice that I can find
I imagine with this being an issue since Windows 7 it's either been an accepted problem or there's been a solution found :nutz:
Thank you for your help,