GTA03 Touchscreen Capacitive (was Re: OT: iPhone howto)

Matthias Apitz guru at
Sat Feb 28 09:38:59 CET 2009

El día Saturday, February 28, 2009 a las 02:48:24PM +0700, Sean McNeil escribió:

> Matthias Apitz wrote:
> >
> >	...
> >
> >That's to simple saying some/other advantages; the key point is that
> >with a capacitive touch screens we will loose the possibility to control
> >this as any other X11 server, i.e. being able to point and click nearly
> >to a single pixel, or at least select a very small square of 2x2 pixels;
> >  
> This has nothing to do with Capacitive vs. Resistive. It has to do with 
> resolution of the touchpad and size of area that touches the screen.

You hit the point :-)
in Resistive to hit a single pixel I can use a sharp stylus, while in Capacitive
the 'pixel' is my finger; i.e. you need a much bigger touchpad if you
want to touch with your finger only one pixel and if both should be
of 480x640 pixels;

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