Either Evernote doesn't monitor this discussion group, or is choosing not to address this issue in any way. It's been over a year since this thread began and no response from them. Nor has anyone in the community made any suggestions. With only 5 of us complaining here in all that time, either this site is rarely visited, or the problem is unique to our setups, or Evernote doesn't find it compelling enough to deal with, squeaky wheel and all. I have a Win 8.1 Surface Pro 3, my only Win 8.1 touchscreen device. Touch control works fine on my Android Evernote tablet and phone. My next step is to pursue solutions on other Websites. I'm too locked into Evernote at this point to consider switching to a new app. Perhaps they know and count on this too.