Touchscreen utilisation

Although touchscreens are not natively supported by macOS, you can nevertheless use touch screens in this operating system.

Some touch screen monitors, that use USB connected touchscreens, are able to recognise they are not connected to a Windows system and switch to single touch mouse emulation when connected to a mac system and the macOS mouse driver is 'fooled' into offering single mouse mode support, clever but limiting !

Others stay in 'Windows HID' multitouch mode and incorrectly function when connected to a Mac system, as the macOS native HID driver does not correctly handle the HID touch data.

However, in all cases, the Touch-Base UPDD touch driver will run a modern USB touch device in multitouch mode and offer full multitouch gesture support on macOS, very much like a multitouch trackpad but with much improved and enhanced functionality.

Given that Flexi-deck macros are in most cases invoked from onscreen menus, then in some situations coupling these menus with a touch screen offers an enhanced and natural interface to interact with and control the macOS desktop and applications. This is particularly true when utilised with Digital Audio Workstation software and plugins, especially in a studio or live environment. The built-in 'Smart Magnifier' allows for accurate interaction with even the smallest of buttons, knobs, sliders and controls.

A number of the professional Flexi-deck libraries have been designed for dedicated monitor use, and work especially well with touch monitors.

Furthermore, the Touch-Base software is also Flexi-deck aware such that touch gestures can be used to load Flexi-deck menus or directly invoke a Flexi-deck macro, using the Flexi-deck Show menu or Run Macro action:

Show menu Run macro 

Further information regarding touch usage is available here.