Disable touch screen??

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  1. breoniks

    breoniks Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hey guys, I wanna order an M700 from a third party but..! I need to know if I can disable the touchscreen, (their models come stock with them)and still use the pen?
     
  2. Righi

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    maybe unistalling the touch device drivers (??)
     
  3. chaos151

    chaos151 M700 Mook

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    yes you can disable the touch screen and still use the pen. I custom ordered mine with the touch panel as I wanted it, but I leave it disabled 90% of the time as I tend to pick the pen up to high when writing in class and got tired of the marks.

    You don't need to uninstall anything. You can toggle it on and off with an option. I do not know if there is any way to disable the pen, but why would you want to =).
     
  4. chaos151

    chaos151 M700 Mook

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    I've had a couple people ask about how you disable the touch panel in the M700 so here it is.

    control panel - mobile pc - pen and input devices - touch

    there is a little check box there and all you have to do is check or uncheck it.

    hope that helps everyone.
     
  5. datta_sid

    datta_sid Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I do not have any such option in the control panel :(

    I called them up. Their tech support isnt that good. They told me there was no way to do that.

    However, I found disabling the touch screen easy enough.

    Start>Run>Services.msc

    Find the service "wacom touch service". Stop it. When you are done, start it again.

    Enjoy :)
     
  6. chaos151

    chaos151 M700 Mook

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    Hmm interesting. What version of windows do you have? I'm using Windows Vista Ultimate and that is how I did it.
     
  7. frankj64155

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    I too have vista Ultimate and found the setting for touch. I do not have it on my HP TX1000 (for sale by the way) that has Home Premium.
     
  8. frankj64155

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    I wonder if anyone has figured out a button configuration or other method of quickly toggling touch off and on? almost have the software and such where I like it and can start "tweaking" this afternoon.
     
  9. thefinalgamer

    thefinalgamer i miss my tablet

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    so you can disable touch screen sweet im going to get this tablet with touch screen now
     
  10. djshelto

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    I've been playing with this based on some of the comments, and I found a workaround for WindowsXP...

    first, you have to run services.msc (or access services through administrative tools) and set Wacom Touch Service to manual start...for some reason, if it starts automatically and I stop it, I can't restart it. If I manually start it, then stop it, I can restart it...weird.

    anyways, once it's set to manual start, copy this code and save it as "touch.vbs" or whatever:

    Dim Service
    Dim svcState

    Set ServiceSet = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!//localhost").ExecQuery("select * from Win32_Service")

    For each Service in ServiceSet
    if Service.Name = "WacomTouchService" then
    if Service.State = "Running" then
    Service.StopService()
    else
    Service.StartService()
    end if
    end if
    Next

    now when you double-click on "touch.vbs", it checks to see if the wacomtouchservice is running...if it is, it stops it. if it isn't, it starts it. This should allow you to start or stop the service at your discretion.

    i'm using it now on my WinXP install, and it works fine (so far)...please let me know if it works for anyone else.

    -dennis
     
  11. Blaze1248

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    Hey Djshelto,

    Great work with vb script to turn on/off the touch screen. Can you confirm if this works in Vista?

    Regards,

    Blaze
     
  12. djshelto

    djshelto Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I don't have vista, so no way to confirm, sorry
     
  13. tasi

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    I ended up making a couple of bat files in the C: drive, and then creating shortcuts on my desktop.

    Since it's Vista, I had to modify the shortcuts to "run as administrator"

    Here are the two files (very simple):

    "stop touch.bat"
    net stop "wacom touch service"

    "start touch.bat"
    net start "wacom touch service"

    T.
     
  14. Klonus

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    Hi! I have a similar problem - I need to disable finger touch when I am using stylus and then I need to enable finger touch again. Thanks for your advices.

    I know that this thing I can do only by
    Start - Settings - Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services - Wacom Touch Service (End/Start)

    But it is not comfortable. I asking you - Is there any simplier way to disable/enable finger touch then go to "Services"? I have Windows XP Tablet Edition 2005. Help me please! Many thanks!

    PS: please if you aswer me, give me same advice "for dummies" because im not programmer :-(
     
  15. kevinmwolf

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    Awesome work guys- I was about to google "starting/stopping services with command prompt"... But you guys already figured it out. Cool!
     
  16. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    Hi!

    Can someone please confirm that HP Pavillion tx2510us can turn off touch capabilities?

    1) For example can following line turn off touch in tx2510us?
    Start - Settings - Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services - Wacom Touch Service (End/Start)

    2) Or does the following software work in tx2510us?
    http://mobilepcwiki.org/mpc/downloads/TouchControl.exe

    3) Or is there any other way to turn off the touch screen for the tx2510us.

    Perhaps I didn't express myself well to HP support when asking the same thing, but the reply I got was that you can flip the tablet screen 180 degrees to get it in write mode (who doesn't know that?!?) and that they are not allowed to install third party software (alternative 2 above).

    Can someone please help me out?
     
  18. ghost650

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    it didnt work for me.... maybe im doing something wrong......

    im getting an error that says something like.... this
     

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  19. ghost650

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    nevermind, i figured it it using the shortcuts i use to disable/enable the pen service and replaced pen service with wacom otuch service
     
  20. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    @ amymeyers one word: vectoring.

    Though touch might be useful to some depending on your writing style you can get error touches/marks when you're writing.
     
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