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The handwriting input panel in windows 8 is a step back from windows 7, but the new touch keyboard is a great improvement

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  • The handwriting input panel in windows 8 is a step back from windows 7, but the new touch keyboard is a great improvement. The new keyboard is much more responsive than the old one, and having it in a fixed position at the bottom is great. However, accessing the handwriting functions is no longer as good:

    1. You have to click twice to switch to handwriting from keyboard

    2. The editing commands are hidden behind another click. (join, split, delete)

    3. The 'num', 'sym' and 'web' buttons have disappeared altogether.

    The point here is that because you are using a stylus, you don't need big finger-friendly buttons, and so you can fit more useful buttons on the screen.

    I would like to see the old TIP for handwriting and the new keyboard for typing. Just because Steve Jobs thinks a stylus is bad, doesn't mean everyone does.

    Monday, February 20, 2012 1:38 AM