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touch screen
Last modified: Friday, January 18, 2002 

A type of display screen that has a touch-sensitive transparent panel covering the screen. Instead of using a pointing device such as a mouse or light pen, you can use your finger to point directly to objects on the screen.

Although touch screens provide a natural interface for computer novices, they are unsatisfactory for most applications because the finger is such a relatively large object. It is impossible to point accurately to small areas of the screen. In addition, most users find touch screens tiring to the arms after long use.

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Home page for Mitsubishi's Display Products Division. Offers photographs and information on their line of desktop display and touch screen monitors, projectors, and printers and imagers.

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Covers hardware related information for touch screens.

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Yahoo!'s directory of touch screens.

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