11 replies on Getting Started with Windows 7’s Tablet Input Panel

  1. Ilina says:

    Hi, a quick question. I am using a HP ProBook 4340s and I wanted to ask if its possible to write on the tablet input panel using a stylus even though my laptop is not a tablet pc or a touch screen? I take notes in class with my computer so it would be great if I’d be able to write on the input panel with a stylus.

    • Marte Brengle says:

      Do you mean write on the trackpad with a stylus? You’d have to check with HP about that. You could certainly attach a separate tablet to your laptop and write on that, but it would make the computer less portable.

      Is your typing slower than writing? If it is, it would definitely be worth checking out typing tutor programs. Once you learn to touch type you can take notes a LOT faster.

  2. Ilina says:


    Thanks for the prompt answer. Yep, I mean physically write on the trackpad input panel with a stylus.

    My typing is faster than my writing its just that there are some parts in physics lectures where I need to draw certain diagrams and since my notes are online I’m not sure how to combine hand drawn diagrams with my notes on onenote.

    • Marte Brengle says:

      I don’t know whether trackpads are designed to be written on. There might be an app that allows it. I think your best bet would be to ask HP.

      If that doesn’t work out, perhaps you could carry a notebook of the paper kind and draw the diagrams on that and scan them in later?

      When I was taking notes in class, computers filled up whole rooms and ate punch cards. I had textbooks bigger than some of the computers I own today. 🙂

  3. Sazuko says:

    Sorry for writing down something off the topic but i would like to tell the admin of the page that there is some problem with the bar that appears down the screen saying”Click me to ge back…..” , it works at first. However when i click on it second time,it doesn’t work.

  4. Ian says:


    Im looking for a way to disable the tools options on the tablet input! i want the keyboard but i dont want the user to be able to change settings or use help or any settings for that matter. is there a way to do that?

    • Marte Brengle says:

      I don’t think it’s possible to do that, but you might ask Microsoft. Just out of curiosity, why would you want to disable all that?

    • Nash says:

      Hi Ian, did you find a way to disable the Tools options options? I need to do exactly the same and can’t find a way.

  5. Umang Kumar says:

    How do I “turn off” the Input Panel’s recognition of certain words, esp. proper nouns/names…and non-popular names…

    I have a friend whose name is Murli…and each time I type Murli, the IP converts it to Marty or something like that!! 🙂 – How do I tell it to leave it alone…?

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