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Windows 7: Pen and Touch Settings - Create Shortcut

Pen and Touch Settings - Create Shortcut

How to Create a "Pen and Touch" Settings Shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
11 Sep 2009
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How to Create a "Pen and Touch" Settings Shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8


information   Information
This will show you how to create or download shortcuts that will open directly to the Pen and Touch separate Pen Options, Flicks, and Handwriting tabs.

Note   Note
If you only have a touch screen and do not have a pen, then you will only have the Pen Options tab available in Pen and Touch settings.


EXAMPLE: Pen and Touch - Pen Options, Flicks, and Handwriting tabs
Name:  Pen_Options.jpg
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Size:  102.1 KB Name:  Flicks.jpg
Views: 3498
Size:  94.2 KB

Name:  Handwriting.jpg
Views: 3359
Size:  87.4 KB Name:  Touch.jpg
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OPTION ONE
To Download a "Pen and Touch" Settings Shortcuts
1. Do step 2, 3, or 4 below for what shortcut you would like to download.

2. Shortcut to Pen and Touch Pen Options Tab
A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.
Pen_and_Touch_Options.zip
download
3. Shortcut to Pen and Touch Flicks Tab
A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.
Pen_and_Touch_Flicks.zip
download
4. Shortcut to Pen and Touch Handwriting or Touch Tab
A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.
Pen_and_Touch_Handwriting.zip
download
5. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

6. Open the .zip file ,and extract (drag and drop) the Pen and Touch shortcut to your desktop.

7. Unblock the Pen and Touch shortcut.

8. In Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

9. In Windows 8 and 8.1, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

10. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.







OPTION TWO
To Manually Create a "Pen and Touch" Settings Shortcuts
1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.







2. Type in the command in bold below for the Pen and Touch settings tab you want the shortcut to open to, and click on the Next button. (See screenshot below)
  • Pen and Touch Pen Options Tab
    rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL tabletpc.cpl
  • Pen and Touch Flicks Tab
    rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL tabletpc.cpl,,1
  • Pen and Touch Handwriting or Touch Tab
    rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL tabletpc.cpl,,2
Name:  Step1.jpg
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3. Type Pen and Touch tab name (ex: Pen and Touch Flicks), and click on the Finish button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this shortcut anything you would like though.
Name:  Step2.jpg
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4. Right click on the new Pen and Touch shortcut on the Desktop and click on Properties.

5. Click on the Shortcut tab, and click on the Change Icon button. (See screenshot below)
Name:  Properties.jpg
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6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", type the location in bold below for the Pen and Touch tab you selected in step 2, then press Enter. (See screenshots below)
  • Pen and Touch Pen Options Tab
    %SystemRoot%\System32\TabletPC.cpl
  • Pen and Touch Flicks Tab
    Code:
    %SystemRoot%\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-t..flicklearningwizard_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_69769fd78b751ad3\FlickLearningWizard.exe
  • Pen and Touch Handwriting Tab
    %SystemRoot%\System32\TabletPC.cpl
Name:  Change_Icon.jpg
Views: 3255
Size:  32.7 KBName:  Flicks_Icon.jpg
Views: 3182
Size:  50.0 KBName:  Handwriting_Icon.jpg
Views: 3208
Size:  59.2 KB
7. Select the Pen and Touch icon highlighted in blue above for the tab you selected in step 2, and click on OK. (See screenshots above)

8. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)
Name:  Properties2.jpg
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Size:  98.0 KB
9. In Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

10. In Windows 8 and 8.1, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn






11 Nov 2010   #1
apples2k10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi Shawn,
I know this will sound very idiotic, but what is this for exactly? Could you explain in a basic language but detailed for me? I'm no good with computers.
Thanks,
Paul

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Paul, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This is for when you have a touch pen device installed. Usually with a tablet.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2010   #3
apples2k10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Okay, can this touch pen be installed onto any laptop running Windows 7?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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11 Nov 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You'll have to check the requirements of the laptop and specific pen to see if you may be able to.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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