Windows Vista Tablet PC feature review – Win+X hotkey

As mostly experienced users, you probably know about the various Win+ hotkeys that do things on the desktop. Things like Win+E opens an Explorer window, Win+L locks your system. Now, get ready for Win+X, which opens the Windows Mobility Center. WMC is your all-in-one interface for tweaking common Mobile PC features.

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Windows Vista Tablet PC feature review – touch pointer taskbar icon

This is one of the more hidden, yet probably more useful features for Touch. When the large touch pointer fades out, you’re left with the dot cursor. Who can find a tiny little dot cursor on a 1400×1050 resolution screen? Solution? Tap the touch pointer taskbar icon and the touch pointer will appear again.It’s a…

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Installing Office applications on Windows Vista

Be aware of possible “popunder” behavior when installing applications, particularly Office 2007 on Windows Vista. I don’t know if it’s a side-effect of our internal installation tools or just my own methods, but when I install OneNote 2007, Office 2007 or Visio 2007, the setup splash dialog always ends up under the browser I launched it…

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New Tablet Blogger

I know he mentioned this to me, but I forgot to post. Gavin Gear has started blogging and he’s got some great samples complete with code and pictures. Gavin is an InkAnalysis guru and rapidly rising star. Ask him how to ink-enable your blog 🙂 http://blogs.msdn.com/gavingear/

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Whitepaper: Pen and Touch Digitizer Drivers for Windows Vista

This whitepaper is now available here. It’s very short 🙂 There probably aren’t a lot of digitizer OEMs subscribed to this blog. However, for the rest of you (software developers), there is good info here. We outline what the digitizer is expected to pass through to you so that when you subscribe to the data stream,…

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