Well since my last observation of weird N-Trig behavior turned out to be a bug that actually vanished after a restart, and after which I observed yet ANOTHER weird behavior, I think I'll just start a thread of observed N-Trig behaviors and bugs. Symptom The pen must always be detected FIRST before you rest your hand on the screen. How to identify If you did this. 1. rest palm on screen 2. bring pen close enough for hover detection. The pen WILL NOT be detected. If you have the pen set to AUTO mode, and have previously disabled the touch screen by using the pen before, the place where your palm rests on the screen will not trigger a touch in Windows but at the same time, the PEN will also not be deteced. But if you did this. 1. bring pen close enough for hover detection. 2. rest palm on screen. Then the pen will work perfectly. But take note, if you did this. 1. bring pen close enough for hover detection. 2. rest palm on screen. 3. while writing and repositioning your pen (palm still not moving from original location) the pen leaves the detection range of the screen. When you bring the pen back in range, the pen will NOT be detected again. SOLUTION Restart the system, or kick it into standby a few times.