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Essex born programmer and researcher at Microsoft's lab in Cambridge. Dad. Opera lover. Keen but shite violinist. Too many hobbies and obsessions to list!


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Dec
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Dec
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comment Windows 8.1 — disable touch screen?
Apologies kobaltz, I realise that the screen-shot was added four days after the answer!
Dec
23
comment Windows 8.1 — disable touch screen?
-1. The question includes a screenshot of the control panel item you direct us to. As you can see there is no obvious way to disable the finger as input. I see the same as the questioner; on the touch tab shown in the screenshots, where would you "Disable use your finger as an input"?
Dec
23
asked How do I disable the touch screen on Windows 8.1 for a Lenovo X220?
Dec
9
comment Is there a way to save a Microsoft Word document so that it automatically opens in outline view?
Sounds great Mark, but when I set "allow opening a document in 'Draft View'" under Word's Advanced -> General option it has no effect on existing or new documents. They fail to open again in either draft or outline. Hopefully this works for others though
Dec
9
comment Outlook keyboard shortcut to format a reply into plain text?
I do! That Alt + o will prove dead useful too, thank you
Dec
9
accepted Outlook keyboard shortcut to format a reply into plain text?
Nov
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awarded  Popular Question
Nov
22
asked Outlook keyboard shortcut to format a reply into plain text?
Nov
7
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
25
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Oct
25
accepted How do I type the backtick / Grave accent character on a (UK) Windows 8 touch keyboard?
Oct
25
comment How do I type the backtick / Grave accent character on a (UK) Windows 8 touch keyboard?
Wow - I was looking under PC Settings -> Ease of Access -> Keyboard but after your comment I have rooted around more and under PC Settings -> PC and devices -> Typing at the end there is indeed an option to "Make the standard keyboard layout available" and with that turned on I can swap to the full keyboard and type ` into a text field like the surface's password prompt. THANK YOU If you copy that over to an answer I'll mark it as such.
Oct
25
comment How do I type the backtick / Grave accent character on a (UK) Windows 8 touch keyboard?
I wasn't but checking there I too only see the options on the screenshot you referenced: on/off toggles for the on-screen keyboard, the sticky keys, toggle key tones, and filter keys.
Oct
24
comment How do I type the backtick / Grave accent character on a (UK) Windows 8 touch keyboard?
I cannot see any - the control panel settings for the mouse and keyboard just give me mouse stuff, the regional settings have nowt.
Oct
24
comment How do I type the backtick / Grave accent character on a (UK) Windows 8 touch keyboard?
I've added screenshots. As far as I can tell it is not there though I'm hoping that someone knows a sneaky way to type it on that keyboard.
Oct
24
revised How do I type the backtick / Grave accent character on a (UK) Windows 8 touch keyboard?
Adding screenshots
Oct
24
revised How do I type the backtick / Grave accent character on a (UK) Windows 8 touch keyboard?
adding Grave accent to title
Oct
24
comment How do I type the backtick / Grave accent character on a (UK) Windows 8 touch keyboard?
This isn't as pressing as it was a few days ago (I've replaced the backtick in my password with another symbol) but I would like to know the answer, not least because backtick is useful for formatting stackoverflow questions and answers.