Apps for Tablet PC

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  1. lblb

    lblb Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    March 15, 2020 (Update: Added PowerPoint Inking Toolbar and Cursor Highlighter)
    April 30, 2016 (Update: Added Tablet mode toggle RTKB)

    November 24, 2015 (Update: Taskbar Shuffler now at v. 1.2)


    Free apps that I created (and others linked in posts below) that I share with the community. Let me know if you have questions or need help with them!

    Uninstalling the apps: To remove any of these apps, delete the file that is found on your desktop and then delete the supporting files that are installed here:

    C:\Program Files\Apps for Tablet PC​


    1) Moving the Windows taskbar

    i) Taskbar shuffler
    This is what has proven to be the most useful for me. For me the most useful function of this app is that it can automatically change the orientation of the taskbar when I switch between portrait and landscape modes. For example, I prefer to have my taskbar on the right side in landscape mode and to have it at the bottom in portrait mode. This app automatically makes this change when I go back and forth between portrait and landscape modes.
    The app consists of a tray icon. If you right-click the tray icon, a menu will appear that allows you to do simple things like move the taskbar to different orientations, or turn on or off the taskbar autohide function.
    In the menu, you can also select what behavior you want when the Display orientation is changed. The default is “do nothing”. You can set different actions for when the tablet is changed to portrait or landscape orientations. These settings are automatically saved.
    By default, if you just normal click on the tray icon it will show the menu. In the menu, you can change what clicking the tray icon will do. For example, you can set it so that clicking on the icon will toggle the taskbar between two orientations. These settings are automatically saved.
    You can launch this app from anywhere on your computer. You can also add it to the Windows startup folder if you want to use it every time you use your tablet. If you do add it to your startup menu, you can put the file anywhere on your computer but you may prefer to put it in the folder C:\Program Files\Apps for Tablet PC\Taskbar shuffler 1_2\ (which is where the settings for the app are saved).
    UPDATE NOVEMBER 24, 2015: If Taskbar Shuffler is set to automatically move the taskbar when the screen orientation is changed, it should now also work properly even when the taskbar is set to autohide (thanks to NYBY15 for the feedback):
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/vinnex100f4d08g/Taskbar+Shuffler+1_2.zip

    UPDATE APRIL 6 2013: Should (hopefully) now work with Win 8 (thanks to ejoya's feedback):
    Taskbar shuffler 1.1

    ii) Taskbar movers
    These are simple buttons that can be put anywhere on the computer (or they can be pinned to the taskbar) to move the taskbar to the top, bottom, left and right of the screen.
    Taskbar Move.zip

    iii) Taskbar togglers
    If you often switch the taskbar between two orientations, you may find these to be useful. These are simple buttons that can be put anywhere on the computer (or they can be pinned to the taskbar) to move the taskbar between two orientations. For example, use of the Bottom/Left toggler: when you click the button, if the taskbar is at the bottom, it will be moved to the left; if it’s to the left, it will be moved to the bottom.
    Taskbar Toggle.zip

    iv) Taskbar autohide
    This simple button allows you to quickly turn on or off the taskbar autohide function. It can be put anywhere on the computer (or it can be pinned to the taskbar).
    v) Hide taskbar
    This simple button allows you to quickly hide or show the taskbar. It can be put anywhere on the computer. It’s probably better not to pin it to the taskbar as the taskbar gets hidden when you use it!
    Taskbar Hide Autohide.zip

    UPDATE APRIL 5 2013
    2) Hover icons

    Deprecated

    UPDATE May 21 2013
    3) TabletPC Tray Helper

    Deprecated

    UPDATE July 17 2013
    4) Tray Touch Toggle

    NOTE: This will likely not work correctly if your system's language is not English.
    This program consists of an icon that sits in the system tray and that allows you to toggle touch on/off. It should work for Windows Vista through Windows 8.1. Just download the proper version (32 or 64 bit), extract the exe file from the zip file anywhere on your computer, and double-click the exe file to launch the program. You can add this program to your Windows Startup menu. The supporting files are installed here: C:\Program Files\Apps for Tablet PC\Tray Touch Toggle 1_0.
    - If you are using Win Vista or Win 7: It should be ready to use out of the box. You can quit it by right-clicking on the tray icon.
    - If you are using Win 8: There is no universal method (yet!) to toggle touch in Win 8 so this app uses a method that's pretty popular on this forum where you enable/disable the HID device that is responsible for touch input. So before you can use Tray Touch Toggle, once you launch it it will ask you to set it up (you can also access the setup window by right-clicking on the tray icon). The main challenge here is to identify the correct HID device. Just carefully follow the instructions (you may also want to consult the list of known codes that is provided). Just report back here if you are having problems with this. I was only able to test on Win 7 64 bit, so don't hesitate to report back any problem you may have with Win 8.​
    Tray Touch Toggle (32 bit).zip
    Tray Touch Toggle (64 bit).zip

    * Thanks to Selofain for her previous testing of the Win8 and 32/64 bit stuff.

    UPDATE April 30 2016
    5) Tablet mode toggle RTKB
    Deprecated

    UPDATE March 15, 2020
    6) PowerPoint Inking Toolbar
    PowerPoint has some good annotation capabilities that can be used during a slideshow to ink the slides when used in combination with a Tablet PC equipped with a stylus. Unfortunately, switching between different pen colors or selecting the eraser necessitate a few clicks, which can easily break the flow of a presentation. The PowerPoint Inking Toolbar aims to make the annotation of PowerPoint slides easier by giving quick access to pens of different colors and the eraser. There are also several customization options. See the video below for a quick overview (which also shows Cursor Highlighter).

    The files have been uploaded as a zip file on Google Drive:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KrAyE4qdfJ04A5gdzVIZR4baGKzHn61N/view

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=XUuQOrl4Ydw&feature=emb_logo

    7) Cursor Highlighter
    During online presentations, online streaming sessions, or the preparation of videos, the cursor is sometimes difficult to see on the screen. This is particularly challenging when the cursor becomes a simple dot such as when drawing in graphical software or when annotating pdf files or PowerPoint slides. Cursor Highlighter aims to provide a simple solution by giving the user the possibility to create a "halo" of color around the cursor. Customization options include changing the color, shape and opacity of the highlight. See the video above for a quick overview.

    The files have been uploaded as a zip file on Google Drive:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ph-n8qRAkn3FSd8kBn-sAaOMba8xLTit/view
     

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    Last edited: Mar 15, 2020
  2. lblb

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    Update!
    I've now added a new app to create hover icons. See the first post for more information
     
  4. Steve B

    Steve B Moderator Moderator

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    Dude, that Hover Icon program kicks *ss. How awesome that it can be applied to just about anything now. That's.... cool.... I love how flexible the concept is.

    What will he have up his sleeve next, folks? :)
     
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    Iblb thanks dude. You've been nothing but helpful on these boards with your numerous utilities.
    Sent from my Windows 8 device using Board Express
     
  6. ejoya

    ejoya Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Taskbar shuffler doesn't work in my windows 8 samsung ativ 500t. I get wmploc error
     
  7. lblb

    lblb Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    @ Steve B and nnthemperor:
    Thanks for the kind words! I just thought that maybe other users may find some of these handy. Hopefully soon I'll be able to share some of the apps (like that Scroller thing and the tray menu to control power plans, brightness and others) that were mentioned in other threads.

    @ ejoya:
    Thanks for the report. The wmploc is only a normal Windows file that Taskbar shuffler uses for icons in the tray menu. I'm guessing that this file (which was in all previous versions of Windows) is not included in Win 8. Does the following modified Taskbar Shuffler work (I just removed any reference to wmploc in the code)?

    Edit: The updated version can be downloaded from post #1
     
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    thanks, new update for taskbar shuffler works
     
  9. lblb

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    Update!

    Thanks ejoya for your feedback. I have just updated Taskbar shuffler to version 1.1 (see the first post). It hopefully will now work with Win 7 and Win 8. If you downloaded the raw version that I initially uploaded in post #7, you may want to download the updated version in post #1 as it will have all the icons in the tray menu.
     
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    Just downloaded the update and I'm back to the same wmploc problem
     
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