Q: How do I enable touch visualization in Windows 8?

A: If you're performing demonstrations of Windows 8 touch features, it's possible to turn on touch visualization, which places blue dots at the point touch gestures are being performed, so the audience can see exactly where on the display you are touching. To enable it, perform the following:

  1. Go to the Desktop.
  2. Open Control Panel by opening the Settings charm (Win key + I shortcut) and select Control Panel.
  3. Select the Small icons view and start the Tablet PC Settings control panel applet.
  4. Select the Other tab.
  5. Select the Go to Pen and Touch link.
  6. Select the Touch tab.
  7. Enable the Optimize visual feedback for projection to an external monitor option.

Easy! (Cough. Ahem.) See the screen shot below.

Windows 8 touch visualization


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