Gear: X230T Accessories.
Oh wonderful Windows Multi-Touch gestures of useless, we beg of you to disappear! and you will!!!
Multi-touch in Windows fairly useless, there are a few Wacom and some Microsoft related gestures. Both can actually get in the way of working with Microsoft OneNote. The reason is that sometimes you will set down the palm on the screen, and that can accidentally activate these gestures.
By setting your palm on the screen you may active 3D flip, switch to another program, and then you have to go back to MS OneNote.
While you can zoom in/out with a gesture in MS OneNote, the palm can activate zoom changes and then your document will have different zoom levels through its contents. This is very irritating because sometimes you will not that this has happened and then you have to resize everything to the proper... it's just a hassle and MS OneNote should be at 100% zoom level, unless you manually change it.
Disable multi-touch gestures.
There is an easy and a hard way of disabling multi-touch gestures. Luckily Wacom was smart enough to include a program that disables these gestures. (hurray!)
How to disable multi-touch gestures:
- Navigate to "C:\Program Files\Tablet\ISD\".
- Launch "ISD_TouchCPL.exe".
- Disable the following check boxes:
- Enable Gestures.
- Enabled Advanced Gestures.
- Click Apply and OK buttons.
- Restart your X230T.
Once the system restarts those multi-touch gestures will be gone. Doing this is very useful because now MS OneNote will behave more consistently. You can do single finger panning and utilize the digitizer to write your notes.
Yes you can reactivate the gestures if you need to.
The next improvements would be to adjust MS OneNote gadgets (pages, notebooks, ribbons and the quick access toolbar) and even the Windows Taskbar position.
If you want to disable the single finger touch you can do it with the ISD_TouchCPL program. This would mean that only the digitizer will be accepted. You can also disable the digitizer input, but that is under the Flicks window and you need Win 7 Professional and above.