Change what a tablet button does

You can customize the actions of the tablet buttons on some Tablet PCs. Most tablet buttons can perform primary and secondary actions. Press the button once quickly to perform the primary action. Or, press and hold the button to perform the secondary action.

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What are tablet buttons?
You can use buttons on your Tablet PC (called tablet buttons) to perform common tasks. For example, if you frequently open a program, you may want to set a tablet button to do this for you.


Troubleshoot problems with tablet buttons
Here are solutions to some common problems with tablet buttons. I can't change the action that's assigned to one of my tablet buttons. I can't assign a press and hold action to one of my tablet buttons.


Using a Tablet PC without a keyboard
You may be able to increase your productivity by learning how to use your Tablet PC without a keyboard.
Tablet PC Input Panel; Pen flicks; Tablet buttons; Touch input.


Getting more out of your Tablet PC
Here are some tips and tricks to help you use your Tablet PC more effectively. Using Input Panel; Improving your handwriting recognition; Using your pen instead of a mouse; Using tablet buttons.


How do I use gestures in Tablet PC Input Panel?
In Tablet PC Input Panel, you can use gestures in the writing pad and in the character pad to delete handwriting and to control the insertion point in the active program. A gesture is a motion that you make with your tablet pen, or a symbol that you draw with your tablet pen. Using a gesture gives you the same result that you would get if you pressed the corresponding key on a standard keyboard.


Handwriting personalization on a Tablet PC
Using handwriting recognition personalization increases the likelihood that your handwriting will be recognized correctly in Tablet PC Input Panel and in programs for the Tablet PC that use handwriting recognition.


Write it out: Using Tablet PC Input Panel instead of your keyboard
For sure, one of the great features of a Tablet PC is the ability to write directly on your computer. But what happens if the program that you're using doesn't recognize your handwriting? With Tablet PC Input Panel, you can use the writing pad or the character pad to convert your handwriting into typed text, or even use the on-screen keyboard to enter characters.


Opening and moving Tablet PC Input Panel
You can access Tablet PC Input Panel several ways and then move it so that it appears in a convenient location on your screen.


Practice using touch input instead of a mouse or a tablet pen
If touch input is available on your computer, you can complete Tablet PC Touch Training to learn how to use your finger to move the pointer on the screen, select objects, open files and folders, and more.


Select multiple items using a tablet pen
You can open, delete, or move many files or folders at one time by selecting multiple items from a list. Check boxes are the easiest way to select multiple items by using your tablet pen.


What's new for Tablet PC?
This version of Windows includes several new features that can help you be more efficient with your Tablet PC. Familiarize yourself with these new features, and you'll be able to enter text, capture images, and navigate your computer more quickly and efficiently.
More Input Panel features; Handwriting recognition personalization; Handwriting recognition error reporting; Snipping Tool; Touch input.


Using touch input instead of a mouse or a tablet pen
If touch input is available on your computer, you can use your finger to do many of the things that you do with a mouse or a tablet pen. For example, you can move the pointer on the screen, select objects, and open files and folders.
Target objects on the screen; Use the touch pointer to increase your accuracy; Use touch flicks to perform shortcuts.


Turn visual feedback on or off on a Tablet PC
Your tablet pen provides visual feedback when you perform standard pen actions, such as single-tap, double-tap, and right-click equivalents. You can turn visual feedback on or off, or display mouse cursors instead of pen cursors.


How to correct text in Tablet PC Input Panel
Demonstrate how to correct text in Tablet PC Input Panel


Discover a feed
The information in this Help topic applies to Windows Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8.
Internet Explorer looks for feeds (also known as RSS feeds) on every webpage you visit. Internet Explorer 8 also looks for Web Slices on each webpage. When Internet Explorer finds available feeds, the Feeds button , located on the Internet Explorer toolbar, will change from gray to orange and play a sound. If Internet Explorer also finds Web Slices, the button will change to display the Web Slice button . Since Web Slices are based on feeds, you will usually see both Web Slices and feeds when you view available feeds.


Strategies for improving handwriting recognition
It can be frustrating if your handwriting is not recognized correctly by your Tablet PC. There are several things that you can do to improve the chances that your handwriting is recognized correctly.


Strategies for improving handwriting recognition
It can be frustrating if your handwriting is not recognized correctly by your Tablet PC. There are several things that you can do to improve the chances that your handwriting is recognized correctly.


Change Windows to Classic view
Classic view gives Windows the look and behavior of earlier versions. You can change just the Start menu or Control Panel to Classic view, or use the Windows Classic theme for a broader change. You can also change your folders to Classic view, which turns off the Navigation pane, Preview pane, and toolbar in all folders. This setting gives you more room to display files because it hides panes you might not need. Learn how to:change the Start menu to Classic view, change the Control Panel to Classic view, change the theme to Windows Classic, change folders to Classic view.


Report handwriting recognition errors to Microsoft
Handwriting recognition error reporting is a tool that provides a way for you to send Microsoft information about corrections that you've made in Tablet PC Input Panel. Microsoft is committed to learning about and fixing handwriting recognition problems.


Change mouse settings
You can customize your mouse in a variety of ways, such as swapping the functions of your mouse buttons, making the mouse pointer more visible, and altering the scroll wheel speed.
To change how the mouse buttons work.
To change how the mouse pointer looks.
To change how the mouse pointer works.
To change how the mouse wheel works.