If your computer has a touch-sensitive screen or pad that identifies itself to Windows as a pen input device, Windows should enable the recognition of a set of gestures called Pen Flicks that can control Windows and edit your input. Some tablet computers include a stylus, and their screens are identified by the manufacturer as pen devices. You can also purchase external pen and stylus input devices, such as the Wacom Bamboo. These should come with Windows 8–compatible drivers that are recognized as pen devices.
If your pen can’t move the cursor to the full extremes of your screen, your input device needs to be recalibrated. We ...