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Published: Jan 25, 2016

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 - Digitizer and Tablet Tips

[Updated: Jan 11, 2016]

The Yoga 12 may support Wacom Penabled digitizers.  The included tiny digitizer only offers one button, but there are digitizers, such as the Fujitsu LifeBook Digitizer, that offer two buttons and even an eraser capability.  After acquiring a two button digitizer we can improve our experience of this tablet by doing a few adjustments in software.  Here are a few tips.

Tip 1: Enable software support for two button digitizers.
- Hit the Windows key and type Wacom.
- Click on the first option of the list.
- In the Wacom software, enable the check box that says "Use 2-Button Pen".
- Click on Apply and OK buttons.

Published: Jan 6, 2016

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 - Disable Touchpad

The Yoga 12, like many ThinkPads, has a combination of Touchpad and Trackpoint.  This combination may not give you a great experience, particularly because it is easy to accidentally touch the touchpad and thus incur cursor moves and clicks.  For this reason I find it more convenient to disable it.  Here's how to do it:

- Hit the Windows key and type "mouse properties"
- Click on the first option on the list.
- Select the ThinkPad tab on the upper right side.
- Uncheck the box labelled "Enable TouchPad"
- Click the Apply and OK buttons.

The Trackpoint, while not perfect, is in my opinion a better input system than the Touchpad because it allows you to maintain your hands on the keyboard and therefore facilitate switching between cursor movement and typing.

If you want to modify some of the settings of either the Touchpad and Trackpoint you can also do it under the ThinkPad tab of the Mouse Properties window.  To enable the Touchpad do the same stpes mentioned, but now check on the "Enable TouchPad" checkbox.

There are also some options in the Bios to enable and disable some of these features.  For now though, this should be good enough.

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Published: Jan 1, 2016

Toshiba Encore 2 Write - Comparisons with Surface Pro 3 and ThinkPad X230T

The Toshiba Encore 2 Write uses Wacom AES for its digitizer input--dubbed TruNote pen.  This post has some details and comparisons with other technologies, including N-Trig DuoSense 2 and Wacom Penabled.  Also, there are some screen quality comparisons with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3.

Published: Dec 30, 2015