NoteLab and Microsoft
The Microsoft Windows
XP Tablet PC Edition and Windows Vista™
systems have a feature called "press and hold" specifically designed to
be used with a stylus.
With this feature enabled, if the user
presses the stylus down for a brief period, a menu will appear to allow
the user to select certain actions (such as cut, copy, or paste) that
Windows should perform.
Basically the feature lets the user
access "right-click" menus with a stylus without having to use the
special button located on the side of the stylus.
This feature is useful it some situations but destroys the use of the
stylus in note taking applications such as NoteLab.
taking applications designed to be used on the Microsoft Windows®
operating system need to address this problem.
As such it is necessary that this feature is disabled for NoteLab while it
is running. It does not need to be disabled while NoteLab is not
The goal of future versions of NoteLab
is to disable this feature only
That is, "press and hold" will not be available
(which is fine since it does not require the "press and
hold" feature) but will be available in any other application.
The current version, though, cannot do this.
Instead while using NoteLab,
the "press and hold" feature
will need to be manually disabled so that NoteLab can run at
The steps below describe how to disable
the "press and hold" feature. As mentioned above, the "press
and hold" feature can be re-enabled when NoteLab is not
Start the "Control Panel" through the "Start" menu.
Open "Tablet and Pen Settings".
Select the "Pen Options" tab, select "Press and hold" from the "Pen
Actions" list, and press the "Settings..." button.
Verify that the "Enable press and hold for right-click" checkbox is not
selected and press the "OK" button.
Now the "press and
hold" feature has been disabled. It can be re-enabled at any
time by using steps 1, 2, and 3 above and by verifying that the "Enable
press and hold for right-click" checkbox is selected in step 4.
You will need to restart NoteLab
for the changes to take affect.
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