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How to get rid of the Microsoft 'Pen Tool'?

  1. #1


    Imageman Guest

    How to get rid of the Microsoft 'Pen Tool'?

    I finally got around to installing my Wacom tablet driver for Vista. It
    activated the Microsoft 'Pen Tool' keyboard thing. I won't be using it, and
    it irritates me, hiding off the side of my screen, just waiting to pop out
    every time it thinks I want to type something. Is there a way to close it
    completely, or better yet, inactivate it without uninstalling my Wacom
    driver? - Thank you for your help - IM


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  2. #2


    Paul Smith Guest

    Re: How to get rid of the Microsoft 'Pen Tool'?

    "Imageman" <Images@Clean.New> wrote in message
    news:ztSdnTCvZPkVOJjbnZ2dnUVZ_s-rnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >I finally got around to installing my Wacom tablet driver for Vista. It
    >activated the Microsoft 'Pen Tool' keyboard thing. I won't be using it, and
    >it irritates me, hiding off the side of my screen, just waiting to pop out
    >every time it thinks I want to type something. Is there a way to close it
    >completely, or better yet, inactivate it without uninstalling my Wacom
    >driver? - Thank you for your help - IM


    Yes, I'm not on my Tablet PC now but it is under the options for it
    somewhere.

    --
    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
    http://www.windowsresource.net/

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  3. #3


    Imageman Guest

    Re: How to get rid of the Microsoft 'Pen Tool'?

    Paul - Thanks for the inspiration! :-) It's like you said . . . In the
    'Tablet PC Input Panel' Tools | Options | and uncheck the the 'Show the
    input panel tab' - Thanks again, IM



    "Paul Smith" <Paul@nospam.windowsresource.net> wrote in message
    news:uyuH1jmbHHA.1296@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > "Imageman" <Images@Clean.New> wrote in message
    > news:ztSdnTCvZPkVOJjbnZ2dnUVZ_s-rnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>I finally got around to installing my Wacom tablet driver for Vista. It
    >>activated the Microsoft 'Pen Tool' keyboard thing. I won't be using it,
    >>and it irritates me, hiding off the side of my screen, just waiting to pop
    >>out every time it thinks I want to type something. Is there a way to close
    >>it completely, or better yet, inactivate it without uninstalling my Wacom
    >>driver? - Thank you for your help - IM

    >
    > Yes, I'm not on my Tablet PC now but it is under the options for it
    > somewhere.
    >
    > --
    > Paul Smith,
    > Yeovil, UK.
    > Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
    > http://www.windowsresource.net/
    >
    > *Remove nospam. to reply by e-mail*
    >
    >



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    Billh Guest

    Re: How to get rid of the Microsoft 'Pen Tool'?

    I set up a one of these this weekend amd I saw the options as well. I ended
    up taking the drivers out as I did not like seeing the keyboard at log in.
    Is there a way to turn that off if I reinstall the drivers?

    Also on accounts created after the wacom driver install if you hovered over
    an icon you got a check box. Does any one know how to get rid of those.
    Other then what I did which was to delete the account and recreate them
    after I took out the driver.


    "Imageman" <Images@Clean.New> wrote in message
    news:JpOdnc0gZv8oJZjbnZ2dnUVZ_rmdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    > Paul - Thanks for the inspiration! :-) It's like you said . . . In the
    > 'Tablet PC Input Panel' Tools | Options | and uncheck the the 'Show the
    > input panel tab' - Thanks again, IM
    >
    >
    >
    > "Paul Smith" <Paul@nospam.windowsresource.net> wrote in message
    > news:uyuH1jmbHHA.1296@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> "Imageman" <Images@Clean.New> wrote in message
    >> news:ztSdnTCvZPkVOJjbnZ2dnUVZ_s-rnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>>I finally got around to installing my Wacom tablet driver for Vista. It
    >>>activated the Microsoft 'Pen Tool' keyboard thing. I won't be using it,
    >>>and it irritates me, hiding off the side of my screen, just waiting to
    >>>pop out every time it thinks I want to type something. Is there a way to
    >>>close it completely, or better yet, inactivate it without uninstalling my
    >>>Wacom driver? - Thank you for your help - IM

    >>
    >> Yes, I'm not on my Tablet PC now but it is under the options for it
    >> somewhere.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Paul Smith,
    >> Yeovil, UK.
    >> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
    >> http://www.windowsresource.net/
    >>
    >> *Remove nospam. to reply by e-mail*
    >>
    >>

    >



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