Fall Creators Update 1709 issues

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  1. WillAdams

    WillAdams Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Updated. Regret it. Issues:

    - can't drag select text with the stylus
    - can't shift-click to set up a selection with the stylus
    - in some QT apps (Carbide Create in particular) it's impossible to select a drop-down menu
     
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    ATIVQ V⅁O⅄ Senior Member

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    Yeah that's a real head-scratcher. Microsoft is pushing digital pens really hard and they destroy such a widely-used feature.
     
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  3. Selofain

    Selofain Chronic Lurker

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    I, too, think this is a weird change. Why make the pen behave like it does in Android? Why make the pen more like touch? The pen has always been a mouse replacement and touch has always been something else entirely.
     
  4. jnjroach

    jnjroach Surface MVP Super Moderator

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    With the Surface Pen if I click the button on the barrel it allows me to scroll by pen flicks....
     
  5. Selofain

    Selofain Chronic Lurker

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    That actually reminds me, this new update completely breaks pen flicks for me. I use it pretty frequently to paste screenshots into posts, and now I can't do that anymore. I have to go back to right click > paste.

    Windows should maybe stop trying to be clever and gutting their own features, yeah?

    Edit: Oooookay, I can no longer click and drag things. Including urls (to new tabs) or layers to the trash bin.

    Yes, there are workarounds, but why should they be necessary?

    Also, while the TIP is mostly fixed for me, I still get the bug where the first letter duplicates itself. But it duplicates itself outside of the writing window, so I have to arrow all the way back to delete it, or delete everything, then the extra letter, and start over. It's annoying.
     
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    Rolled back, and now need to figure out how to keep the update from installing.
     
  7. Azzart

    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    You can try, for now, to look for "Services" and disable windows update.
     
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    WillAdams Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Thanks. I just don't get how this could get through testing --- how can one use the system if one can't select text?
     
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    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    In Windows 10 1709, the pen is set to ink by default. In Word, go to the Draw menu and click the Select icon. Now you can select text with the pen. In Edge, hold down the pen button as you drag across the text and it will select.
     
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    ATIVQ V⅁O⅄ Senior Member

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    That's fine for Word and Edge, but both scrolling and selecting text is completely bungled in other software.
     
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