I have used WinEdt and TexStudio extensively for many years but as I age I have trouble using the mouse so I bought a 21" touchscreen and it solved my problems, using modern software such as Office that is, but latex editors are way behind. I have asked for this feature for texstudio, which is my favorite, for years now, but no luck.

Does anyone know any latex editor that supports touch screens? Thanks for the comments, which I transcribe here.

To help a mouse-impaired user like me...the font size of the menus can be increased under

Options > Configure TeXstudio -> General -> Appearance -> Font size

The icons can be enlarged by

Options > Configure > Show Advanced > GUI Scaling

However, I am still missing scroll up and down on both the tex and pdf windows (granted, I can use up/down arrows). But what about right-click, which I use all the time to "Got to Source" and "Go to PDF".

It seems to me that adding touch would make the software so much modern, and for people with repetitive motion injury it would be a lifesaver.

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    Did you try to adjust the size of the toolbars? They can be made very big: i.stack.imgur.com/X8J87.png Aug 27, 2018 at 14:59
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    Could you elaborate which menus/buttons you have difficulty accessing? Apart from enlarging the icon size like samcarter mentioned, most things should be accessible via keyboard shortcuts..
    – Troy
    Aug 27, 2018 at 15:23
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    The font size of the menus (generically, all the UI elements) can be increased under Configure TeXstudio -> General -> Appearance -> Font size. Otherwise, keyboard combinations like Alt, O, then Enter will open Configure TeXstudio dialog, for example.
    – Troy
    Aug 29, 2018 at 15:05
  • @Echeban Can I query, are you using TXS version > 2.12.8?
    – Troy
    Sep 17, 2018 at 2:29
  • I am using 2.12.10
    – Echeban
    Sep 19, 2018 at 17:08

2 Answers 2


This is possible with the package atom-touch-events from the atom editor.

This editor has several different packages for using LaTeX: How to use TeX in the Atom editor?

Not using atom and not having a touch screen, I haven't tried it and I can't say if it works well.


At risk of criticism for raising a third answer, my reason is that this is my final recommendation for the nearest solution to the original question.

Geany (I tested portable version) is by far the nearest I found to having touch friendly features. it is similar to a standard IDE for mouse functions HOWEVER it has dual pane editing windows with an additional "Symbols" navigation pane, thus you can touch hyper-jump to various locations and with two panes open not need to scroll between them as much. The icons are resizable to stab quickly BUT are limited in customization (perhaps ask developer if that can be changed) enter image description here

NOTE: the portable version expected xPDF to be available so for testing I changed syncing as follows. For forward search modify Build > Set Build Commands > Execute commands >View PDF File to "path\to\SumatraPDF.exe" -forward-search "%e.tex" %l "%e.pdf" In SumatraPDF set inverse command to "path\to\editor\geany.exe" -l %l "%f" [if using the portable version ensure path is to the exe in ...\bin]

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