My homemade touch table is working very well now, and I got the Win7 HID driver from multitouchvista.codeplex.com to work correctly. I changed some general settings in Windows to make it more usable with a less precise pointer like increasing the window button size, showing large icons everywhere, and setting everything to single-click instead of double.
I am surprised at how many things in Win7 natively support multi touch gestures. I know the OS is supposed to, but I didn’t expect it to be as integrated. These are things I have discovered so far:
-explorer windows support pinching – icons shrink to list and expand to tiles or large
-Windows Photo Viewer supports pinching, panning, and rotating
-panning works in explorer windows
FireFox seems to be the best for multi touch so far. IE has support, and it can be added to Chrome, but FireFox does a better job and it is actually fun to browse the web this way on my table. Here is a video showing the HID driver in action, and mostly demonstrating the gestures built into Windows Photo Viewer: