XT3 embarassment on touch screen

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techgirl Regular Member • Posts: 104
XT3 embarassment on touch screen

This is quite embarassing.  But as it is an issue for which I could find no solution in the event there is anybody else like me I will post it.

I very happily received my new XT3.  One of my favorite things is customizing the buttons.  I am still trying to appreciate the back focus so I am giving that a go AGAIN.  Stepping up from the XT20 I realized I had even more customizations I could do with the swipe feature.

And so I merrily added functionality to the 4 swipes.  And then the trouble began.  I could only sporadically get my swipes to work.  I cannot tell you how many times I reset the camera thinking that there was someting in my customizations that was causing the problem with the unreliable swipes.

And here was the answer - it is a FLICK not a long swipe.  Problem solved.

Now here is a problem I have not solved and it happens on my XT20 too.  I use the touch screen to often choose where I want the camera to focus.  There are a few options....focus, area, shot, off.  But often the camera changes the mode I have selected.  I find that very annoying - I choose it because that is what I want.  I have no idea why the camera changes it -  I do not think I am accidentally hitting the scren and changing it.  It is easy to fix by hitting it again, but when you have an anxious family just wanting you to get the shot fumbling with the camera is not desirable.

Thanks!

Caroline

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Rmcp20 Senior Member • Posts: 1,445
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You are probably changing it when you put the camera upt to your eye, either with your nose or cheek.

That is why i believe touchscreens should be disabled when EVF is activated. That would solve the touchscreen issues on cameras while shooting. For playback there are no problems.

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TangoMan Senior Member • Posts: 1,768
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techgirl wrote:

. But often the camera changes the mode I have selected. I find that very annoying - I choose it because that is what I want. I have no idea why the camera changes it - I do not think I am accidentally hitting the scren and changing it. It is easy to fix by hitting it again, but when you have an anxious family just wanting you to get the shot fumbling with the camera is not desirable.

Thanks!

Caroline

Hi Caroline,

The way I solved this issue on my X-T20 was by customizing the display.

Tool icon >screen setup >disp. cutom setting > deselect the "touch screen mode" on page 3.

This will make it necessary to go through the menu in order to change the mode.

Enjoy!

Clive99 Contributing Member • Posts: 989
Re: XT3 embarassment on touch screen

techgirl wrote:

This is quite embarassing. But as it is an issue for which I could find no solution in the event there is anybody else like me I will post it.

I very happily received my new XT3. One of my favorite things is customizing the buttons. I am still trying to appreciate the back focus so I am giving that a go AGAIN. Stepping up from the XT20 I realized I had even more customizations I could do with the swipe feature.

And so I merrily added functionality to the 4 swipes. And then the trouble began. I could only sporadically get my swipes to work. I cannot tell you how many times I reset the camera thinking that there was someting in my customizations that was causing the problem with the unreliable swipes.

And here was the answer - it is a FLICK not a long swipe. Problem solved.

Now here is a problem I have not solved and it happens on my XT20 too. I use the touch screen to often choose where I want the camera to focus. There are a few options....focus, area, shot, off. But often the camera changes the mode I have selected. I find that very annoying - I choose it because that is what I want. I have no idea why the camera changes it - I do not think I am accidentally hitting the scren and changing it. It is easy to fix by hitting it again, but when you have an anxious family just wanting you to get the shot fumbling with the camera is not desirable.

Thanks!

Caroline

Yeah I hear you -  I have same problem with my XE3 and XT3. The focus/area/shot toggling is particularly annoying, as it DOES seem to keep changing on it's own. I think part of the problem are "nose" presses. Solution is to turn the touch screen off!  That's nuisance on the XE3 because there's no D-pad. The only time I like the touchscreen is for reviewing photos.

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TangoMan Senior Member • Posts: 1,768
Re: XT3 embarassment on touch screen

Clive99 wrote:

techgirl wrote:

This is quite embarassing. But as it is an issue for which I could find no solution in the event there is anybody else like me I will post it.

I very happily received my new XT3. One of my favorite things is customizing the buttons. I am still trying to appreciate the back focus so I am giving that a go AGAIN. Stepping up from the XT20 I realized I had even more customizations I could do with the swipe feature.

And so I merrily added functionality to the 4 swipes. And then the trouble began. I could only sporadically get my swipes to work. I cannot tell you how many times I reset the camera thinking that there was someting in my customizations that was causing the problem with the unreliable swipes.

And here was the answer - it is a FLICK not a long swipe. Problem solved.

Now here is a problem I have not solved and it happens on my XT20 too. I use the touch screen to often choose where I want the camera to focus. There are a few options....focus, area, shot, off. But often the camera changes the mode I have selected. I find that very annoying - I choose it because that is what I want. I have no idea why the camera changes it - I do not think I am accidentally hitting the scren and changing it. It is easy to fix by hitting it again, but when you have an anxious family just wanting you to get the shot fumbling with the camera is not desirable.

Thanks!

Caroline

Yeah I hear you - I have same problem with my XE3 and XT3. The focus/area/shot toggling is particularly annoying, as it DOES seem to keep changing on it's own. I think part of the problem are "nose" presses. Solution is to turn the touch screen off! That's nuisance on the XE3 because there's no D-pad. The only time I like the touchscreen is for reviewing photos.

Or you can keep the touch screen on, but disable the toggling.

Clive99 Contributing Member • Posts: 989
Re: XT3 embarassment on touch screen

TangoMan wrote:

Clive99 wrote:

techgirl wrote:

This is quite embarassing. But as it is an issue for which I could find no solution in the event there is anybody else like me I will post it.

I very happily received my new XT3. One of my favorite things is customizing the buttons. I am still trying to appreciate the back focus so I am giving that a go AGAIN. Stepping up from the XT20 I realized I had even more customizations I could do with the swipe feature.

And so I merrily added functionality to the 4 swipes. And then the trouble began. I could only sporadically get my swipes to work. I cannot tell you how many times I reset the camera thinking that there was someting in my customizations that was causing the problem with the unreliable swipes.

And here was the answer - it is a FLICK not a long swipe. Problem solved.

Now here is a problem I have not solved and it happens on my XT20 too. I use the touch screen to often choose where I want the camera to focus. There are a few options....focus, area, shot, off. But often the camera changes the mode I have selected. I find that very annoying - I choose it because that is what I want. I have no idea why the camera changes it - I do not think I am accidentally hitting the scren and changing it. It is easy to fix by hitting it again, but when you have an anxious family just wanting you to get the shot fumbling with the camera is not desirable.

Thanks!

Caroline

Yeah I hear you - I have same problem with my XE3 and XT3. The focus/area/shot toggling is particularly annoying, as it DOES seem to keep changing on it's own. I think part of the problem are "nose" presses. Solution is to turn the touch screen off! That's nuisance on the XE3 because there's no D-pad. The only time I like the touchscreen is for reviewing photos.

Or you can keep the touch screen on, but disable the toggling.

Where is that done? I only see options for Touch Screen on/off and touch screen area settings, but no others.  If you mean the set the symbol on the upper right of screen to "Off" - that's precisely the problem. It never stays off.

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TangoMan Senior Member • Posts: 1,768
Re: XT3 embarassment on touch screen

Clive99 wrote:

TangoMan wrote:

Clive99 wrote:

Yeah I hear you - I have same problem with my XE3 and XT3. The focus/area/shot toggling is particularly annoying, as it DOES seem to keep changing on it's own. I think part of the problem are "nose" presses. Solution is to turn the touch screen off! That's nuisance on the XE3 because there's no D-pad. The only time I like the touchscreen is for reviewing photos.

Or you can keep the touch screen on, but disable the toggling.

Where is that done? I only see options for Touch Screen on/off and touch screen area settings, but no others. If you mean the set the symbol on the upper right of screen to "Off" - that's precisely the problem. It never stays off.

I explain how to do it in the post just before yours.

You need to customize the display. You can add or remove all kinds of elements from the screen and that annoying symbol is one of them. Remove it and your touch screen will become enjoyable again!

On the X-T20 and probably also the X-E3 :

Tool icon >screen setup >disp. cutom setting > deselect the "touch screen mode" on page 3.

Clive99 Contributing Member • Posts: 989
Re: XT3 embarassment on touch screen

TangoMan wrote:

Clive99 wrote:

TangoMan wrote:

Clive99 wrote:

Yeah I hear you - I have same problem with my XE3 and XT3. The focus/area/shot toggling is particularly annoying, as it DOES seem to keep changing on it's own. I think part of the problem are "nose" presses. Solution is to turn the touch screen off! That's nuisance on the XE3 because there's no D-pad. The only time I like the touchscreen is for reviewing photos.

Or you can keep the touch screen on, but disable the toggling.

Where is that done? I only see options for Touch Screen on/off and touch screen area settings, but no others. If you mean the set the symbol on the upper right of screen to "Off" - that's precisely the problem. It never stays off.

I explain how to do it in the post just before yours.

You need to customize the display. You can add or remove all kinds of elements from the screen and that annoying symbol is one of them. Remove it and your touch screen will become enjoyable again!

On the X-T20 and probably also the X-E3 :

Tool icon >screen setup >disp. cutom setting > deselect the "touch screen mode" on page 3.

Thanks! Now maybe i can turn it on again.

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OP techgirl Regular Member • Posts: 104
Re: XT3 embarassment on touch screen

TangoMan wrote:

You need to customize the display. You can add or remove all kinds of elements from the screen and that annoying symbol is one of them. Remove it and your touch screen will become enjoyable again!

Thanks so much!  That is perfect.  Problem solved.  Love this forum!

Caroline!

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TangoMan Senior Member • Posts: 1,768
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techgirl wrote:

Love this forum!

Caroline!

Isn't it great

Enjoy your new camera!

a_c_skinner Forum Pro • Posts: 10,594
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Yes, I just turned it off on my X-E3.  I don't need it.

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