it seems Apple have killed touch support entirely

kenofstephen

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 25, 2012
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Hello everyone,

We've got touch working on an external USB touch device @ macOS Mojave,
however, after updating to the latest Catalina beta, touch no longer works...

We were able to do single tab and double tab action before updating...

maybe Apple hate touch support for the macOS?
 

DeltaMac

macrumors G3
Jul 30, 2003
9,536
2,304
Delaware
Device support often can change during a major update beta period.
You may see your device work again at release (or you may need to use some other technique to get that to work now)
And, Apple sells the Magic Trackpad, which if I recall correctly, is a "touch" device. Not likely that Apple would suddenly abandon the trackpad (or the trackpad on any laptop that Apple sells. Those are touch devices, too, IIRC. :cool: )

Or, you may have just been lucky to find something that worked. You might also find out that if Apple continues to move on a path to merge macOS and iPadOS, maybe by both having similar processors, that more device touch support (not less) may be coming.

What is the specific device that you were using?
 

kenofstephen

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 25, 2012
3
0
Device support often can change during a major update beta period.
You may see your device work again at release (or you may need to use some other technique to get that to work now)
And, Apple sells the Magic Trackpad, which if I recall correctly, is a "touch" device. Not likely that Apple would suddenly abandon the trackpad (or the trackpad on any laptop that Apple sells. Those are touch devices, too, IIRC. :cool: )

Or, you may have just been lucky to find something that worked. You might also find out that if Apple continues to move on a path to merge macOS and iPadOS, maybe by both having similar processors, that more device touch support (not less) may be coming.

What is the specific device that you were using?
a USB touch panel.
 

thirdeyeopen666

macrumors 6502
Sep 16, 2007
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Does it use kernel extensions? Possible that it's waiting on your approval in Security system preferences.