Hello Again! Apple silently introduced support for touchscreen monitors in MacOS Sierra

handheldgames

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What unexpected features does Apple have up it's sleeve for the impending product update? Well an undocumented feature of macOS Sierra may be a good indication where the platform is headed.

Apparently Apple forgot to tell us about the touchscreen support introduced MacOS Sierra. Connecting a spare Dell 21.5" touchscreen to my 2010 Mac Pro, it jumped to life without the need to install third party drivers. Considering the only option for touchscreen support prior to MacOS Sierra was an overpriced $180+ driver, this is a great jump forward for the platform!

Hopefully his will be a indication of where Hello Again could take us...
 

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I want to draw on a Mac screen with the Pencil (if I can position the screen right). Not interested in touch based navigation though.
 

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What unexpected features does Apple have up it's sleeve for the impending product update? Well an undocumented feature of macOS Sierra may be a good indication where the platform is headed.

Apparently Apple forgot to tell us about the touchscreen support introduced MacOS Sierra. Connecting a spare Dell 21.5" touchscreen to my 2010 Mac Pro, it jumped to life without the need to install third party drivers. Considering the only option for touchscreen support prior to MacOS Sierra was an overpriced $180+ driver, this is a great jump forward for the platform!

Hopefully his will be a indication of where Hello Again could take us...
Might be worth making a video as this change seems noteworthy prior to the event!
 

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Fishrrman

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OP wrote:
"Connecting a spare Dell 21.5" touchscreen to my 2010 Mac Pro, it jumped to life without the need to install third party drivers. Considering the only option for touchscreen support prior to MacOS Sierra was an overpriced $180+ driver, this is a great jump forward for the platform!"

Tell us more about your experience with the touchscreen monitor.

What, exactly, can you "touch" and control?

A few screenshots?