I can't seem to do a single click with a single touch with my 7" touchscreen I recently attached to my Rpi (Raspbian-Jessie).

Any ideas as to why it is registering a single touch as a double click? It makes it nearly impossible to use things like Kivy apps.

The screen I am using can be found here.

The Raspberry Pi 3 (Model B) I am using can be found here.

They are connected as follows: enter image description here

  • Could you edit your question to include the make and model of the touch screen, and a brief outline of how it's connected to the Pi?
    – goobering
    Commented May 8, 2017 at 14:48
  • Apologies for lack of detail. I have now amended the question.
    – Griff
    Commented May 8, 2017 at 16:34
  • Just a quick ping to see if you had a chance to take another look.
    – Griff
    Commented May 16, 2017 at 4:29
  • I found booting up in CLI mode and starting the app from the command line removed the double tap sequence.
    – Griff
    Commented May 31, 2017 at 18:34
  • Great work! I'd be happy to upvote any working solution if you write it up as an answer.
    – goobering
    Commented May 31, 2017 at 18:35

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I found a simple work around as it seems to be problematic for some others (though for different reasons). Since the app is the only thing I will be running on the Pi, I decided to boot in CLI mode which just means it boots to the terminal rather than the OS GUI environment. I then just went to the folder with the program and ran `python main.py'.

If you want to just turn the Pi on and have it boot to your app (program in a reboot button, i.e. subprocess.call(['sudo reboot'],shell=True)) for code updates if you are updating via ssh), see the following link.

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