Leo may have multitouch in most places!

500x_htc-leo Much like the capacitive panel on the Diamond that can be used in most applications if they are set up right, I think it may be possible to apply a very similar set of tweaks to most applications on the Leo to enable some rudimentary multitouch.

This stems from my digging in the registry, and closer examination of the “SmartTouch” registry keys.

In HTC Album (which has been demonstrated with multitouch) we find this:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\HTC\SmartTouch\Album]
"WheelCount"=dword:00000014
"Mode"=dword:00000004
"ClassName"="HTCAlbumClass"

Which looks very similar to the settings in a Diamond ROM:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\HTC\SmartTouch\Album]
"WheelCount"=dword:00000002
"Mode"=dword:00000004
"ClassName"="HTCAlbumClass"
“FirstThreshold"=dword:00000008
"Threshold"=dword:00000003

For Excel, we find something slightly different, with the “EnableOneMessage” which may enable zooming without sending two mouse events simultaneously (something that WM can’t support, so it can’t do multitouch).

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\HTC\SmartTouch\Excel Mobile]
"WheelCount"=dword:0000000c
"ClassName"="BOOKWIN"
"EnableOneMessage"=dword:00000001

In Opera, we have something different again!

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\HTC\SmartTouch\Opera Browser]
"WheelCount"=dword:0000000C

This doesn’t have the “EnableOneMessage” setting, and as I’ve previously suggested may well support multitouch all by itself.

We will only know for certain when we get our hands on a device with a shipped ROM, but for some this may well be good news.

I’m not to much of a fan of multitouch, but that’s just me!

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