Windows Tablet PCs with EMR & Disable-able Touchscreen

Discussion in 'What Tablet PC Should I Buy?' started by ChaosMageX, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. ChaosMageX

    ChaosMageX Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I'm curious as to what Convertible Tablet PCs there are available these days that have EMR-based digitizers and you can disable the touchscreen, hopefully without Windows 10 or software freaking out about it being disabled.

    I've heard that with active digitizers, if you disable the touch screen, then you can no longer use the stylus, so I want to avoid those.

    I ask because I'm a skinny artist, very skinny, and my hands and wrists are no exception. My hands aren't quite as skinny as the hands you see in decorations for this time of year, but they do come close, and as such, the joints in my fingers and wrists tend to create false positives on touch screens quite often, which leads to artifacts in my drawings and my smooth pen strokes getting interrupted.

    So, I want an EMR tablet that can run Windows 10 and I can disable the touchscreen. I mainly use FireAlpaca and other free art software, including The GIMP, so if the touchscreen can be disabled through the settings of each individual application, particularly FireAlpaca, I'll settle for that.

    Bonus points if it has a large screen (13" or larger) and a variety of ports other than USB-C so I can keep using my current flash drives without having to buy new USB-C flash drives and/or USB-C expansion devices.
     
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  2. Shogmaster

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    There is only one TPC I can recall with physical disable button and that was VAIO Z Canvas.

    Just wear a damn glove on your drawing hand.
     
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    Aiffe Pen Pal - Newbie

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    On the Asus EP121, I used a premade devcon thing I found somewhere online and it worked great. On the Fujitsu Q775, I couldn't get that thing to work (and couldn't figure out which was the touchscreen in device manager for some reason) but it has some software that comes with it that can disable the touchscreen. I wrote some autohotkey stuff to interact with that without showing it, to make it a more seamless transition.

    That said, with EMR, as long as the pen is within range of the screen, it automatically disables the touchscreen. I have had problems with it interpreting my palm as a gesture or something and scrolling or zooming around the canvas while I had my pen lifted, but not interrupting a stroke. If you hover the pen enough to see the cursor, the touchscreen is deactivated automatically.
     
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    I use the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen and Surface Studio 2 (and Surface Pro 6), and have a similar problem to you with extremely small wrists. Digitizers have incredibly poor track records of rejecting my palm/fingers/wrists, and I used to get a lot of stray marks on my canvases. I've used Tray Touch Toggle without issue on all of my devices for a year+. The script works by just disabling the touchscreen as though it were going into the device manager to turn it off. It works perfectly. I have zero complaints about it.
     
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