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What's the difference between mobile and desktop processors?

I just read about the new Samsung Galaxy Note Edge having a 2.7GHz quad-core processor and 3gb of Ram. The laptop I bought last year by HP is 4 Gb of ram and 2.3GHz quad-core and my iMac is even ...
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Why do laptops need fans but tablets don't?

I'm curious why a tablet doesn't need fans but all laptops do, even the cheap and less powerful netbooks. I thought at first it would be that the screen on a tablet is smaller than a laptop, so the ...
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What do I need? a digital pen or a pen tablet or something else? [closed]

I use lot of regular pen and paper. Most of my work includes I write a lot of lengthy articles in my native language (not English). Solving maths problems => writing a lot of mathematical equations ...
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Disable cursor ring for tablet in Windows 7/8

When I installed my Bamboo tablet in Windows 7/8, a ring shows anytime I click with the pen. Which annoys me.
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How can I remap a tablet hardware key to alt-tab?

My issue is that there's no way to alt-tab on a tablet running W8 Pro (NOT RT) when I'm in a full screen desktop application. I want to remap my screen orientation hardware key to Alt-Tab. However, ...
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Why can't I Ctrl + Alt + Del on the On Screen Keyboard?

I have a Proline tablet running Windows 7 Professional. The client has added it to their domain, causing it to require Ctrl + Alt + Del to log in. They do not want to change this. If I plug a USB ...
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What do I need to write Japanese (kanji) on my Mac?

I have a Macbook, but it's slightly too old to use Mac OS X 10.6's trackpad Chinese input. I have a Wacom tablet, but even though Mac OS X has had tablet character recognition since 10.2 and now ...
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Does Windows 8 have gestures for tablet?

On Windows 8 tablets such as Surface, is it possible to use gestures? The first one that comes to mind is an equivalent of the back button.
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Is it possible to lockdown a Microsoft Surface RT in kiosk mode?

I am wondering if it is possible to lock-down a Microsoft Surface RT tablet by allowing one application to always be in the foreground and restricting users from doing anything else. Is it possible ...
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How can I completely disable tablet functions in Windows 7?

I'm the owner of an HP Pavillion tx2120us tablet PC, which has a known problem of making the cursor jump to the lower right corner of the screen. I've narrowed the problem down to the pen tablet ...
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How to set my Bamboo Fun to work only on ONE of my dual screens?

I need dual screen for my web developer job but when I do illustrations I prefer to work on a single screen to avoid the stretching of the workspace which affects tablet's precision. Is there a way ...
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How to disable on screen keyboard on logon?

Yesterday I installed an old Wacom USB tablet just for fun, to see if it worked with Vista, and it did, since I've found a working driver. The only thing annoying me is that now my laptop has been ...
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Set specific USB ports to charge-only [duplicate]

On Windows, is there any way to make some USB ports to be charge-only? I do not want to alter the settings of the devices; I want to change the settings of the USB ports on Windows, so that any device ...
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Is there a way to turn my computer into a bluetooth keyboard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use laptop as bluetooth keyboard? Here are the facts: I have a computer (hurray!) It has a working bluetooth chipset It is running Linux (Debian) My tablet (an iPad, ...
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Can't connect to a share

I have a laptop with a Windows XP Tablet Edition installed. I have several users setup on the laptop (mostly me and my kids). When I try to connect to its administrative share via \DadLaptop\c$ ...
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Possible to replace harddrive in this netbook? (without major hacks)

I'm looking for a tablet laptop/netbook. I'm also looking to replace my piece of crap HP Mini (first generation). The HP Mini has a very small 16G SSD that is also very slow. So looking at something ...
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Can a tablet pc be used as an input device? [closed]

I have a tablet PC that'd I'd like to use as an input device for my main (powerful) desktop. How can I set this up? My desktop is running Windows 8 64 and the tablet is running Windows 7 64 I would ...
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Two pointing devices, Windows 7

I want to connect a mouse and a tablet to the same computer. I want the mouse's cursor to be separate from the cursor used by the tablet. Is there a way to make two pointing devices control two ...
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Does the Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet's Pen have an Eraser?

I'm thinking about getting one of the cheaper Wacom tablets to start doing some "hobby"-ish digital art. Right now I think the Bamboo tablets are the best choice, especially the Pen only one, but ...
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Math Input Panel for Windows XP?

Windows 7 has a cool applet called Math Input Panel. Does anyone know if a version of this is available for Windows XP?
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How do tablets work?

I'm curious to know how stand-alone tablets work, in particular how tablet pens work. How do they tell when they're being tapped without any batteries?
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A drawing tablet combined with a dual-monitor system issue

I have an Aiptek Media Tablet which I've used on my old computer for creating digital art. For about a month now, I also have a new Quad-core Windows Vista 64-bits system with plenty of disk space and ...
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How do I disable the Tablet PC Input Panel in Windows 7?

I have a touch screen Windows 7 PC that I'm using for a Kiosk application. It is never necessary for a user to input text. When I tap on the screen, a little keyboard tray nudges out of the left ...
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In how far is the Ampere number important for USB powered devices?

Currently, I have three devices that can be charged via USB: Digicam: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41 Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Smartphone: Nexus 4 (LG) They have three different ...
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Is there any multi-touch graphics tablet with Linux drivers?

After watching the absolutely amazing 10/GUI video, I have been dying to try to implement something like this. I can do the software side quite easily, but I don't have the hardware. The Wacom Bamboo ...
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Possible to install linux on an android tablet? [closed]

Is it possible to install linux on a rooted Android tablet? I like the look of the Asus Transformer Prime, but would really like to be able to dual boot so I can run normal programs on it and treat ...
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Tips for cleaning touch screen

Is cleaning a touch screen LCD any different to cleaning normal LCD? Should one avoid using window cleaner solutions as well? Is distilled water and microfiber the only recommended method? Touch ...
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Why won't the monitor go to sleep?

I have a Windows XP Tablet Edition running on an HP laptop. The laptop is always plugged in. I've set it up for the monitor to turn off after 10 minutes. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not. ...
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(Touch Tablet PC ) Minimising LCD power consumption?

Would using black background and light foreground reduce the LCD power consumption? Or actually increases it? Please note, it is not only the power consumption used for luminocity of LCD that needs to ...
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Wireless DHCP doesn't work until wired Ethernet plugged in

A client of mine has an Asus R1F tablet running Windows XP Tablet SP3. It has an Intel 3945ABG wireless card; wired Ethernet is a Realtek something-or-other. In the past few days, it's developed an ...
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nvidia driver conflict with another display adapter

I have a laptop equipped with GT540M. Drivers are fine, games are running properly. But then, when I install my tablet driver (Yiynova DP10HD, just like a cheap replacement of Wacom Cintiq) which is ...
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Resizing signature on Adobe Reader on Windows 7 tablet

I have a Windows 7 tablet and would like to be able to complete PDF forms, and put a signature on them. However with Adobe Reader I am unable to resize the signature as I cant accurately touch and ...
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Android eclipse keyboard problem

Not sure if I should ask this question here or somewhere else, but I am having a recurring problem. Every time I deploy my android application to my tablet in eclipse (Run As Android Application), my ...
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Weird cursor on second display only

After using a tablet for a while and disconnecting it, this weird extra artifact has appeared beside my cursor, but only on my second display. The cursor doesn't distort like mentioned in other ...
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Tablet-compatible vector drawing app for OS X?

I got a capacitive stylus so I can use my laptop's trackpad as a graphics tablet. It seems like drawing software such as SketchBook Express works quite well, but it only produces bitmap output. Are ...
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Lock down Windows 8 to run only one app

I am looking to lock down/restrict a Windows 8 tablet to run only one app. The tablet will be used as a remote control for a networked audio system (via a dedicated wifi network with no internet ...
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Can the ASUS Nexus 7 be used as an input device for 3ds Max?

I just got a Nexus 7. Since I'm currently learning 3ds Max, I was wondering, can I use this tablet as an input device for 3ds Max? I would like to be able to use it with a pen to draw and animate my ...
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Neo magnet damage to electronics

We use tablets, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite to be exact, in our production facility to deliver configuration parameters to our employees. It is often the case that they drop the tablet cracking it's ...
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USB Device not Recognized in front USB port but works on backside USB port

I just connect my Motorola Xoom Tablet to my front side of Windows 7 PC It raises But, when i connect this into backside. It's working fine. This happens only for this device only. My other ...
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Looking for a collection of touch (pen) friendly applications on Windows 7

I would like to gather everyone's knowledge to create a list of touch screen friendly applications (for tablet PC). I see many nice widgets/applications on Android or iOS that were created with touch ...
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What's the best tether for keeping my stylus attached to my Tablet PC?

I have an HP Touchsmart tx2z, and the dinky little string lanyard that comes with the stylus for keeping it from getting lost by keeping it tethered to the computer doesn't cut it for me: it's too ...
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How to Temporarily Disable Pen Input on Ubuntu (Jaunty) on Thinkpad X41

I have a Thinkpad X41 tablet PC on which I installed Ubuntu. Everything works fine, including pen input. However, there is a hardware problem which causes the mouse to erratically jump to the bottom ...
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Print directly to the printer via the browser on the tablet, over the web

I wish to be able to print directly to the printer via the browser on the tablet, over the web. Can I simply get a tablet, connect a USB printer and open Chrome with the --kiosk-printing switch in the ...
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Will any PC digitizer pen work with my laptop?

I lost the digitizer pen for my Sony VAIO Duo 13 and I was wondering if I can buy any digitizer pen to replace it or if I need the pen specifically made for the Duo. I don't want to buy the one made ...
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Undeleting files on android [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover data from SD card I mistakenly deleted some files on my tablet's storage (Nexus 7, Android 4.2). Is there a way to recover them? I would prefer not to root my ...
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Wacom tablet pen tips

I bought an Intuos 3 6x8 several years ago but do not use it much, primarily because I have found it difficult to adapt to the pen. I would appreciate advice on how to deal with this issue: as I bring ...
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Taking notes with a stylus on a capacitive touch device - how do you prevent your hand from causing multi-touch problems?

When taking notes with a stylus on a capacitive touch device like the ipad or android tablets how do you prevent your hand from causing multi-touch problems? When you write, both the stylus and your ...
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Configuring proxy on the Blackberry Playbook simulator

Has anyone had any success configuring the proxy on the Blackberry Playbook simulator? We are behind a proxy (that requires authentication), and none of the apps can access the internet as of now. Any ...
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To make a video of what I write in a tablet and what I speak [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best software for desktop recording? I am a teacher and use a tablet notebook as an alternative blackboard. It has worked for me very well, but I was ...
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Is it possible to have an infinite page size in Xournal?

I love Xournal, but sometimes I make notes and I don't like creating new pages. Is there a way to have a continuous length page or infinite page, similar to how spreadsheet in Microsoft Office ...