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Old 11-26-2016, 12:56 AM   #1
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Question Right Click for stylus - on old tablet pc (pre ipad days)

I have a tablet pc (from 2005/6 before the iPad) and it uses a stylus (no touchscreen). The stylus works like a mouse fine in linux, click, holding the button then tapping does a right click, eraser works like the mouse (which is how Windows XP 2005 Tablet PC Edition did it - it only picked up the eraser to work differently in some programs).

Anyway a few things I'm missing on this old Acer Travelmate C200.
  • Holding the stylus down for 2 seconds makes a circle grow and when complete it takes it as you want to right click
  • being able to push/scroll the screen with a flick of the pen

I forgot to test the screen rotation also (its a button on my tablet, I'm thinking it is just hardware based, but not sure.

Anyway I know not many people have these type of tablets as they were only out there for a few years before the iPad killed them off and touchscreen was decided the way to go, once Apple showed a better way to handle the UI.

Does anyone know of anyway to get a right click by holding the pen down for awhile? I know I can hold the button on the side of the pen and tap the pen on the screen but its just handier to just hold it most of the time.

Also do you know of anything that will let you just flick to scroll through textboxes or browsers or other windows?

For firefox I use "Toggle Grab and Drag mode" on WinXP as IE was originally one of few apps that did it natively w the stylus.

I've only tested on Linux Mint, so far.


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