Originally Posted by wdkester
Mhastings2000 mentioned a "two finger right click". This tells me that he is using a finger touch screen rather than a (active) stylus touch screen. The interface requirements may well be different for these two styles. When I create routes I can re-position the screen by hovering the stylus near the edge of the screen. The mouse works the same way. I don't see how to do the same using fingers. You can, of course, "two finger right click" and scale out; but it's nor really the same thing because you lose detail.
This brings up a question in my mind. Is it possible to place Marks and Routes accurately using your fingers? If the answer is no, then, I think, the problem is simplified.
Perhaps the answer is yes if you can use some sort of stylus on these new screens?
Baikal are you using a "finger touch screen"?
I use an industrial PC with touch screen. OS windows 7 multitouch not.
Here's how to solve the problem of creating a route on the touch screen in the program Coastal Explorer (similarly done in MaxSeaTZ )
"How it Works
Creating a route is basically the same as it was before: you use the Add Route command, click where you want waypoints, and press the Done button (or Esc key) when you're done. (Double-clicking on the last waypoint doesn't work in the new mode yet, but it probably will when we're done.)
The main difference is that you used to be able to press the mouse and drag to where you want to create a waypoint and now you need to press and release the mouse button (or your finger) where you want the waypoint. If you "drag" (press-move-release) then you will scroll the chart rather than create a waypoint. This (along with pinch to zoom on multi-touch devices) lets you easily move around the chart while you are creating your route.
Another difference is that you can do just about anything while you are creating a route. You can move waypoints around, even make changes to other routes. Almost everything that doesn't involve a simple click on the chart will work while in route creation mode; the only thing that is really different in this mode is that simple clicks on the chart will create a new waypoint and append it to the route you are building.
One more difference is in how undo works. It used to be that undo did nothing while you were creating a route and undo after creating a route would remove the route you just created. In "touch mode" undo will always undo the last individual change you made or the last waypoint that was added to the route.
This feature is not quite done (which is why it's in Rose Point Labs) and we know about a couple of issues, including:
You must press the Done button or the Esc key to stop creating the route
You cannot include existing waypoints in the route being created yet
The Add to End of Route command still works the "old way""
This method works well with a mouse .