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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 109743263, Entry date: 09/20/2017
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How do you call the right-click pop-up menu on a SIMATIC IPC with touch screen?

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A right-click over the touch screen can be implemented in different ways depending on the operating system and touch technology used.

Description
You are operating an IPC via a touch-sensitive display. Specific operations require a right mouse-click. Simply pressing with your finger leads to a normal left-click. You also need to be able to execute a right-click with your finger.

Validity
SIMATIC IPCs and the following operating systems

  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7 (WS7E)

Solution
Based on the installed operating system and the touch technology used you have different options for realizing a right-click via the touch screen.

Use the Panel Configuration Center to switch between the single-touch mode and the multitouch mode or the SIMATIC IPC Switch Touch Mode tool, see Entry ID 109752279.

Operating systemResistive single touchCapacitive multitouch (single-touch mode)Capacitive multitouch (multitouch mode)
Windows 7 Ultimate3), 4), 5)1), 5)1), 2), 5)
Windows Embedded Standard 7 (WS7E)4), 5)1), 4), 5)No touch input possible.

1) Press and Tap

Touch the screen where you want to execute a right-click. While touching you tap briefly with a 2nd finger somewhere else on the screen. This executes a right-click.

Important
This function interrupts the evaluation of the touch input in WinCC Advanced (TIA) via the function "SetBitWithKeyPressed".

2) Press and Hold

Touch the screen where you want to execute the right-click. Wait until the animation of the ring around the touch point is complete and then remove your finger again from the screen.


This executes a right-click.

Note
This function cannot be used on the user interface of WinCC Runtime Advanced.

3) UPDD Console - Extended Touch

Start the UPDD Console via "Start -> UPDD -> Settings" (alternatively via "Start -> Control Panel -> Pointer Device Settings"). The "UPDD Console" dialog window opens.

In the dialog window you select the "Click Mode" field and enable "Extended touch".

Then execute a right-click as in solution 2).

4) UPDD Console - Interactive Touch

Start the UPDD Console via Start -> UPDD -> Settings" (alternatively via "Start -> Control Panel -> Pointer Device Settings"). The "UPDD Console" dialog window opens.

In the dialog window you select the "Click Mode" field and disable "Extended touch".

Then, in the "Select click mode" selection list, you select the option "Interactive touch".


Touch the screen where you want to execute the right-click. Wait until the animation of the blue dots is complete. The right-click is executed automatically as soon as the circle of dots is complete.


Important
This function interrupts the evaluation of the touch input in WinCC Advanced (TIA) via the function "SetBitWithKeyPressed".

5) Right-click Selector

The "Right-click Selector" function is in the Panel Driver and Tools in version 1.1 and higher, in the IPC Wizard version 2.1 and higher, and in the Panel Configuration Center in the Tools tab.

In addition, you can download the tool for separate installation. The software is subject to export restrictions. Download is authorized only for registered users.

Download subject to export control Right-click Selector (21.8 MB)
SHA-256 checksum: 03a3cf4dca78df784b2f3e5e3d12b0795450171037ca213ec35e0d4bc4d67d62.

Start the "Right-click Selector" function. An additional mouse icon then appears on the desktop.

First touch the mouse icon of the Right-click Selector with one finger. The mouse icon of the Right-click Selector changes. Now touch the screen at the point where you want to execute the right-click. This then executes the right-click.

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