By Chris De Herrera
Here are my
thoughts on what to configure first on your Tablet PC:
stylus - for both Landscape and Portrait orientations. Click on
Start - Control Panel - Tablet and Pen Settings. Click on the
Settings Tab and click on the Calibrate button.
Handed/Left Handed Input - In the Settings you will also see the
option to select right hand/left hand input for handwriting
recognition and the ability to display the menu position as well.
Select the one that best fits your needs.
Screen Orientation - Click on the Display tab in the Tablet and Pen
Settings. Select the default orientation you prefer.
Then click on the Sequence... Change button to setup the order of
the screen orientations that are presented when the user presses the
Mode. Click on Start - Control Panel - Power Options. Then
select the Hibernate tab. Check the box to Enable Hibernate.
This will allow you to turn your whole Tablet PC off without using
the battery like Standby does.
Tablet Input Panel preferences. Click on the keyboard icon by
the Start button. Then click on the Tools button and select
the Options choice. This will display the TIP options
Under the Writing Tools tab, you can select the Character Recognizer
options. These options include, Pocket PC Letter Recognizer,
Pocket PC Letter Recognizer, including Accented Characters and
Pocket PC Block Recognizer (similar to Graffiti).
Tablet PC Tutorials - Click on Start - Programs - Tablet PC - Tablet
PC Tutorials. They go over important points on using your
Microsoft's ClearType Tuner
ClearTweak. You should
be aware that ClearType can only be enabled in one orientation due
to the way that the pixels are oriented - either horizontal or
vertical. ClearType requires them in a horizontal fashion and the
default in RGB.
click user interface. Click on Start - Control Panel - Folder
Options. Check the box labeled "Single Click to open an item"
This will allow you to click once to perform functions on your
Check for the
latest driver updates from your manufacturer
and install them. This way you can avoid future problems.
If you have
additional ideas on what users should configure on their Tablet PC, feel
free to e-mail me at
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