Samsung Series 7 Slate - Modify & Add Multi-Touch Gestures


Gear: Series 7 Slate.

I got the lights, camera, and the slate all set up ready for a Dragon Naturally Speaking demonstration... and then I lost focus and went into modding other stuff.


This "stuff" was the multi-touch gestures. I knew there were three existing ones and I wanted to change them. Instead I figured out how to modify and add more gestures. Once I found the gesture file it was easy to make the changes I wanted.

Location of file to modify:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Touch Supporter\InputSupporter.ini

If you decide to venture into modifying this file I highly recommend keeping a copy of the original.

There are two types of gestures:
  • Two finger press and drag
  • Single press/tap

Two Finger Press And Drag Gestures
By default only [MoveDown] gesture is enabled. The gesture opens the Touch Launcher program. But we can enable the other gestures and add more programs we may want to open.

[MoveUp]
Enabled=1
Command="program path and file name with extension"

[MoveDown]
Enabled=1
Command="program path and file name with extension"

[MoveLeft]
Enabled=1
Command="program path and file name with extension"

[MoveRight]
Enabled=1
Command="program path and file name with extension"

Single Press/Tap
By default there are two gestures (you could say three). [Point3] opens TouchSupporter.exe, [Point4] and [Point5] open TabTip. You can now add Point entries up to 8. Samsung advertises up to 10 touch points, but I have only managed to get 8 of them working.

[Point3]
Enabled=1
Command="program path and file name with extension"

[Point4]
Enabled=1
Command="program path and file name with extension"

Once you finish modifying InputSupporter.ini save the file and then reboot your tablet. When your system turns on the gestures will go into effect.

This may be useful:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb762494(v=vs.85).aspx

You can modify things as you like. Some of these gestures will be useful to you and some will not. Either way I'm glad there's a way to customize the gestures. If you add the "Flicks" and multi-touch gestures you can see that we have tons of options to play with.


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Original Gestures:
[Common]
HoldTime=50
MaxTime=500
MinVectDistance=60

[Point3]
Enabled=1
Command="TouchSupporter.exe"
UsePosParam=1

[Point4]
Enabled=1
Command="%CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILESX64%\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink\Tabtip.exe"

[Point5]
Enabled=1
Command="%CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILESX64%\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink\Tabtip.exe"

[MoveUp]
Enabled=0

[MoveDown]
Enabled=1
Command="%CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES%\Samsung\Play Touch\Touch Launcher\SSPT_Launcher.exe"

[MoveLeft]
Enabled=0

[MoveRight]
Enabled=0

Modified Gestures Example:
[Common]
HoldTime=50
MaxTime=500
MinVectDistance=60

[Point3]
Enabled=1
Command="C:\Users\JBA\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

[Point4]
Enabled=1
Command="%CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES%\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONENOTE.EXE"

[Point5]
Enabled=1
Command="NumericKeypad.exe"

[Point6]
Enabled=1
Command="%CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES%\Samsung\Play Touch\Calendar\SSPT_Calendar.exe"

[Point7]
Enabled=1
Command="%CSIDL_SYSTEM%\calc.exe"

[Point8]
Enabled=1
Command="%CSIDL_SYSTEM%\notepad.exe"

[MoveUp]
Command="%CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES%\Samsung\Play Touch\Touch Launcher\SSPT_Launcher.exe"
Enabled=1

[MoveDown]
Enabled=1
Command="%CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILESX64%\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink\Tabtip.exe"

[MoveLeft]
Enabled=1
Command="%CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES%\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe"

[MoveRight]
Enabled=1
Command="%CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES%\Swype Inc\Swype Windows 7 Keyboard\Swype.exe"

For the real guide on how to modify touch gestures:
http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/samsung/47328-tips-tweaks-slate-button-actions-touch-gestures.html

Published: Dec 13, 2011

4 comments:

  1. I can't save the file.

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    Replies
    1. Open notepad as an administrator, and then go open that xml file. You should be able to save with the right admin rights.

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