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Community Beginner ,
Nov 24, 2017

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I recently updated to Photoshop CC 2018 on my Surface Pro 4. I am having issues with the touch gestures not working.

I am able to move an image around the screen and I can zoom if I use the zoom tool or do it by percentage, but I can't do it with the pinch zoom gesture.

That tipped me off to realize that none of the gestures are working for me currently. (Zoom, Rotate, Restore, Undo, etc)

I looked through this page to see if it had any troubleshooting options and didn't find anything I could put to use.

I have restarted photoshop and my computer to just try that. I would appreciate any help you guys can provide! Thank you!

Finally after months I figured out the problem!! Thankfully someone years ago had a similar problem!

This was the response: "Could it be to do with GPU Acceleration?  I ask because I can remember another SP3 user who described another issue with CC 2015 that sounded very like GPU acceleration had been disabled.   Preferences > Performance > GPU acceleration.  Make sure it is still turned on, and maybe set to Advanced in the Advanced tab."

Turns out my Graphics processor wasn't being used!

Edit > Preferences > Performance > Graphics Processor Settings and be sure to check the box for 'Use Graphics Processor.'

One little box.

One change that must have happened in an update of some sort because I know I didn't mess with it. I hope if anyone else is having this issue they can fix it now too! YAY!!!!!!!!

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Touch Gestures Not Working

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Nov 24, 2017

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I recently updated to Photoshop CC 2018 on my Surface Pro 4. I am having issues with the touch gestures not working.

I am able to move an image around the screen and I can zoom if I use the zoom tool or do it by percentage, but I can't do it with the pinch zoom gesture.

That tipped me off to realize that none of the gestures are working for me currently. (Zoom, Rotate, Restore, Undo, etc)

I looked through this page to see if it had any troubleshooting options and didn't find anything I could put to use.

I have restarted photoshop and my computer to just try that. I would appreciate any help you guys can provide! Thank you!

Finally after months I figured out the problem!! Thankfully someone years ago had a similar problem!

This was the response: "Could it be to do with GPU Acceleration?  I ask because I can remember another SP3 user who described another issue with CC 2015 that sounded very like GPU acceleration had been disabled.   Preferences > Performance > GPU acceleration.  Make sure it is still turned on, and maybe set to Advanced in the Advanced tab."

Turns out my Graphics processor wasn't being used!

Edit > Preferences > Performance > Graphics Processor Settings and be sure to check the box for 'Use Graphics Processor.'

One little box.

One change that must have happened in an update of some sort because I know I didn't mess with it. I hope if anyone else is having this issue they can fix it now too! YAY!!!!!!!!

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Nov 24, 2017

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Go you have Gestures enabled in Preferences?

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 24, 2017

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Yes I do have gestures enabled.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 24, 2017

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And I haven't had any issues with gestures working before the update.

I did have a frustration when some of them changed a while back(undo changed from two fingers to three), but never any issue with them just not working.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 30, 2018

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I had this setting on by default and i still don't get any correct response from Photoshop--whenever I touch my cintiq screen, I see the Windows touch indicator appearing on my other Dell monitor--it's clearly 1:1 mapped, but just on wrong screen, rotating and zooming in all my photo references/chrome windows and not my photoshop canvas that's on the cintiq display.

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Nov 24, 2017

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I have a Surface Pto 3 not 4.  In CC 2014 I can use touch to pan zoom and rotate etc.  However at time two finger rotate fails to function.  In CC 2018  pan ad zoom still seem to work where rotate I never seems to work  I'm not a fan of touch ant doe really use it.  I also does not see to be able to use the  three and five finger touch gestures   I hat to rebuild my Surface pro 3 and doe not know of I have the lateste bIntel display driber installed  CC 2017 crashes whem I try to use touch in  Photoshop's 3D Engine. I will dowmload the latest HD 5000 driver.

The drivers on Intel site is not valid for the surface and microsoft update state my surface Pro 3 is up todate so CC 2017 crashes on me if I use touch screen touch.

JJMack

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Nov 24, 2017

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I have issues on my Surface Pro 3 with touch in Photoshop.  In fact I just disable  touch in CC 2017 and now two finger touch works in CC 2017 for pan an zoom not rotate.  This does not bother me for I do not use Touch. When enabled in CC 2017 Photoshop Crashes CC 2014 doe not nether does cc 2018.  Rotate is a problem though at time it does not. In CC 2018 three and five finger touch seem to work where I have had problems in Cc 2014 with these.  Its not a problem for me.

JJMack

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 25, 2017

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I'm using  mobile studio pro 13 and I have the same problem.

basic gestures such as navigation with 2 fingers, rotation and pinch zoom don't work.

this happened suddenly. there was no recent update for device drivers, photoshop or windows 10.

another thing that is weird is that wacom's 3-4-5 finger gestures are working fine. and I can use one finger to navigate, though it will some times lock navigation to a horizontal or a vertical axis. also, sometimes when using one finger to navigate it will draw a line instead.

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 04, 2017

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Hi Bendador, and Brittany,

Have either of you try resetting the Photoshop preferences to see if that reenables the touch gestures?

Reset Photoshop preferences: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/basic-trouble-shooting-steps.html#prefs

According to the engineering team regarding gestures and trackpad support: "We don't support gestures on the trackpad.  All we get there are OS window gesture events which can be unreliable."

So if it's working on-screen, but not on trackpad, that is working as intended.

Hopefully this helps shed some light.

Let us know how it goes.

Regards

Pete

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 04, 2017

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resetting photoshop preferences didn't help.

what solved the problem was following a wacom's support guy who suggested to reset Windows10 to factory settings.

note I'm not referring to a trasck pad but to a touch screen on a tablet-PC.

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New Here ,
Jan 10, 2018

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I have been having the same problem with my Dell laptop - every time Adobe CC updates (since Dec 2017) some (but not all) of the preferences change, and then the touch screen quits working. The only solution I've found is to reset all the Photoshop preferences - which I HATE doing - and then reset them all to MY preferences. And yes, Settings > Tools > Enable gestures is checked. Grrrr.. I use the touch screen CONSTANTLY to reposition my work. 

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Jan 27, 2018

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Finally after months I figured out the problem!! Thankfully someone years ago had a similar problem!

This was the response: "Could it be to do with GPU Acceleration?  I ask because I can remember another SP3 user who described another issue with CC 2015 that sounded very like GPU acceleration had been disabled.   Preferences > Performance > GPU acceleration.  Make sure it is still turned on, and maybe set to Advanced in the Advanced tab."

Turns out my Graphics processor wasn't being used!

Edit > Preferences > Performance > Graphics Processor Settings and be sure to check the box for 'Use Graphics Processor.'

One little box.

One change that must have happened in an update of some sort because I know I didn't mess with it. I hope if anyone else is having this issue they can fix it now too! YAY!!!!!!!!

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Dec 02, 2018

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I can't enable that, it's greyed out. I am using a Samsung 9 Pro which has touch and wacom technology.  it also has a radeon graphics card.  my previous version works with this.  It's a bit frustrating because this version was working and now it's not. 

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I turned this on today to do some 3D painting, and accidentally fixed this for myself, so happy!

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