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Setting pen preferences
Pen preferences are set in the Tablet and Pen Settings window of the operating system. The
preferences include setting the location of on-screen menus for either right-handed or left-handed
users, calibrating the screen for pen use, and optimizing handwriting recognition.
To access pen preferences:
Select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware > Tablet and Pen Settings.
Pointing device preferences, such as pointer speed, click speed, and mouse trails, are set in the
Mouse Properties window. These preferences apply to any pointing device in the system.
To access Mouse Properties:
Select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware > Mouse.
Using the touch screen (select models only)
Some computer models allow you to use your fingers to perform certain actions on the touch screen.
The instructions in this section are based on factory settings. To modify settings for
recognized clicks and flicks, select Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Pen and
If the pen touches the screen when the touch screen is active, it will disable all touch input.
To resume touch input, remove the pen and fingers from the screen, and then use a finger to make
contact with the screen again.
All movements may not be supported in all programs.
Tapping (or clicking)
Tap or double-tap an item on the screen as you would click or double-click using a TouchPad or an
external mouse. Tap and hold an item to see the context menu as you would use the right TouchPad
You must tap and hold your finger until a circle appears around the area you are touching,
and then the context menu is displayed.
Touch the screen in a light, quick flicking motion up, down, left, or right to navigate through screens or
quickly scroll through documents.
For the flicking movement to work, a scrollbar must be visible in the active window.
Chapter 4 Pointing devices, touch screen, and keyboard