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X61T - handwriting problems

2008-07-23, 14:18 PM

Hi everyone, I thought I'd post a question and see if I can get some help.

 

I'm having problems with my lovely new X61T when writing in tablet mode.  I have reinstalled the drivers, but that hasn't solved my problems.

 

Basically, when I'm in tablet mode, I noticed that my cursor will fly off in different directions if the screen is rotated even the tiniest amount. If all pressure is removed from the screen, it takes a second, but the cursor stabalizes and becomes responsive to my pen again.

Unfortunately, when I write on my tablet, my hand rests on the screen (just like I used to on my previous 2 tablets). This pressure seems enough to throw my cursor off just enough to interfere with my writing.

I have a feeling this is an overactive response to the screen moving. Is there a way to shut it off?

Any thoughts would be helpful! I won't be able to send my machine away for at least another few weeks, and even then, I don't really want to send it away unless i have to!

All the best!
Aaron

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Re: X61T - handwriting problems

2008-07-23, 15:14 PM

certainly there is!  Although my cursor wasn't running crazy about I had the same bad experience when my hand was lying down on the screen while jotting.

 To disable it go to control panel->input devices then choose "touch" bookmark and untick the first field saying "use your finger as an input device"

 Hopefully this do the trick!

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Re: X61T - handwriting problems

2008-07-23, 15:52 PM

Hi bookeater!  Thanks for the suggestion, but unfortunately my problem remains.  I changed the setting and rebooted to make sure. 

 

My problem seems to response to any strain on the swivel, but only when its in tablet mode.  If the screen is:

upright ( |_  ),

laying down ( _ _ )   [but not rotated to cover the keyboard],

Half rotated  ( no way to show it), I have no problems whatsoever. 

It is only when the screen is fully in tablet (  =  ) that my problem starts. 

 

But I am actually glad to have the multitouch disabled for the time being.  I'm interested in having this problems solved before I start taking advantage of the multitouch.

 

Thanks again!

Aaron

 

 

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Re: X61T - handwriting problems

2008-07-23, 17:34 PM

Aaron, welcome to the forum,

 

I suggest as a test you remove the domed Trackpoint cap which is fitted as standard. If the problem goes away it's simply that the is coming into contact with the Trackpoint.

 

A solution would to be to disable the Trackpoint, not necessarily attractive if you want to use it, or try one of the other two caps you received with your tablet.

Andy  

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Re: X61T - handwriting problems

2008-07-23, 17:44 PM

Wow!  I would never had guess that was the cause of my problem.  It didn't even occur to me!  I will definitely try the other trackpoint caps that came with my laptop, but unfortunately they are sitting in another province!  But in the mean time, I have a workable solution! 

 

Thanks again for the replies I recieved today!  Your help has been absolutely fantastic!

 

Much appreciated!

Aaron

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