07-23-2008 07:18 AM
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!
07-23-2008 08:14 AM
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!
07-23-2008 08:52 AM
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.
07-23-2008 10:34 AM
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.
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07-23-2008 10:44 AM
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!