Windows 8 Multi-Screen Environment w/Touch

I purchased a new Acer 27" touch screen monitor to add into my triple monitor setup (replacing one of those three) as a secondary monitor (not the primary). When I connected it and tried to do anything touch-related, the monitor responded to touch but the actions (such as press/hold for right-click) showed up on a different monitor. After a bit of trial and error I found that if the new Acer is marked as my primary monitor the touch inputs work as expected, but if it is a secondary monitor the touch responds on the Acer (implying not a driver issue) but the actions act as if they are on the main monitor. Unfortunately changing out my main monitor isn't an option (it's a 30") so is touch not possible with only secondary monitors?

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 475 Applies to:



I would suggest you to refer to the section “To control how the cursor behaves when one monitor is a touchscreen and the other isn’t” from the link and check the setting.


Connect multiple monitors to your PC


Connecting another monitor to your laptop or desktop is a great way to get the best out of your PC. You can use one monitor for work (programming, files, work email) and the other for play (chatting with friends, social updates, or movies).


Refer to the link;


Enhancing Windows 8 for multiple monitors


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