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09-17-2008

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Digitizer Pen

2008-09-17, 15:38 PM
Can someone please tell me ALL of the uses of the digitizer pen...
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06-05-2008

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Re: Digitizer Pen

2008-09-17, 16:17 PM
All the uses of a mouse combined with all the uses of a erasable writing pen.
Full disclosure: Not a Lenovo employee, just someone with a X61 running Win XP SP2
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12-03-2007

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Re: Digitizer Pen

2008-09-17, 21:50 PM

Hello,

 

 Apart from drawing on the tablet pen, you can also use the quick Flicks. Just go to Start/Programs/TabletPC and see all help files there. Finally, fast Left/Right/Left movement with pen hovering over screen surface will bring the virtual keyboard on screen.

You can also use the pen to comfortably push the buttons on the bezel such as screen rotations, ThinkVantage menu and the PC Card ejection button. Much easier than pressing those small buttons by hand.

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08-01-2008

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Re: Digitizer Pen

2008-09-18, 19:45 PM

While not offering new pen "commands", look at "InkSeine" from Microsoft's research labs -- now released as a on-screen interface that takes a tablet further toward a pen-driven device. Search and operation improvements. Less dependence on buttons in tiny toolbars. Different. I am sorry that I don't have a URL to post.

 

Perhaps someone here can review/explain this interface/software further. Most people in this forum would benefit from the capabilities but I haven't tried going through the full learning curve yet. What I tried works, though.

 

Jonathan Rawle

4276-37U -- W520. Keeping an X61t just in case.
First laptop in my house was a luggable Osborne! Now that was a cool computer. (...for its time!)
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Re: Digitizer Pen

2008-09-18, 19:55 PM

Great points wojciech_czyz,  did it take anyone else some time (because who bothers with instructions) to figure out how to use the smaller inset button on the X61 that is difficult to press with a finger.   In tablet mode, that tiny button operated with the pen is the way to bring up the logon screen (in place of Alt-Ctrl-Del).   Even the "hint" you receive when using pressing the Alt-Ctrl-Del on the keyboard input panel, was not very helpful in pointing out this use of the smallest button on the X61 tucked between the screen rotation and the power button lock.  

 

Joe

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Re: Digitizer Pen

2008-09-18, 20:19 PM

One more - only in Tablet mode, if your PC is sleeping, you can wake it up by removing Pen out of the PC.

By the way - Lenovo - the sound volume and ThinkVantage buttons miss the small recession in their design, that would ease their pushing using pen. By recesion I mean the same design as the power button button has, which is exactly of the same size.

 

If only Lenovo would have input for design/software bugs or improvement, community would actually help you out.

 

 

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