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I have Ubuntu Mate installed on my Pi and I'm pretty happy with it, no problems. However, the built-in terminal application is definitely not designed for touch screens, nor the file browser or any other built-in app. What I mean is, for example, I can't swipe. I have to use the scroll bar. This is not the case for Chromium, which isn't built in.

Are there any terminals out there that can be used with a touch screen? Also, I would be really happy if you provide replacements for other built-in apps.

By the way, my touch screen is WaveShare 7-inch 800x480 Touchscreen.

  • I assume by terminal application you mean the command shell terminal window with the keyboard interface where you type in commands? What behavior do you expect from a touchscreen compatible terminal application? – Richard Chambers Mar 4 '18 at 22:08
  • My Raspberry Pi isn't with me right now. I will add a gif when I have it. – pixelomer Mar 5 '18 at 4:25
  • A gif of your raspberry pi setup will not explain the actual application behavior you are wanting to see. Right now your question is vague and not something that I could answer. Are you expecting a user experience similar to a smart phone user interface such as Android or Apple? – Richard Chambers Mar 5 '18 at 13:12
  • @RichardChambers Yes, kind of. – pixelomer Mar 5 '18 at 13:48
  • If you want the user experience of an Android phone then you need to use an Android phone and not a Raspberry Pi. Or you could try running Android on a Raspberry Pi. It appears that people have done so raspberrypi.org/magpi/android-raspberry-pi Raspbian, and I assume you are using Raspbian, is more geared towards embedded and using the Pi in a IoT application rather than a general purpose smart phone type of application. – Richard Chambers Mar 5 '18 at 15:03

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