Chapter 13: Making the Most of Your Computer’s Accessories
Windows Vista supports these scratch-out gestures as well:
Delete entries by drawing a horizontal line across an entry or a series of entries.
You can draw the horizontal line from right to left or left to right.
Delete entries by drawing a line at an angle across an entry or a series of entries.
You can draw the line at an angle from the upper right to the lower left or from
the upper left to the lower right.
Delete entries by drawing an M or a W over an entry or a series of entries. The M
or W should be larger than the entries you are deleting.
Delete entries by drawing a circle over an entry or a series of entries. You can
draw the circle around or within the entries.
If you’d rather use only the Z-shaped scratch-out, you can disable the other types of
scratch-out gestures. Follow these steps to configure gestures that you can use:
1. In Input Panel, click Tools, and then click Options.
2. In the Options dialog box, select the Gestures tab shown in Figure 13-20.
3. Configure the way gestures are used by doing one of the following:
• To allow all scratch-out gestures, select “All scratch-out and strikethrough
• To allow only Z-shaped gestures, select “Only the Z-shaped scratch-out
• To disable all scratch-out gestures, select “No scratch-out or strikethrough
4. Click OK.
Creating Sticky Notes
Love the Notes gadget for Windows Sidebar, but wish it could do more? Well, Sticky
Notes might be exactly what you are looking for. Sticky Notes provides a scratch pad
in which you can record both written and voice memos. Because any sticky notes
you create remain in the stack of sticky notes until you delete them, you don’t have
to worry about losing notes when you log off or shut down your computer.
You can start Sticky Notes by clicking Start
➝ All Programs ➝ Accessories ➝ Tablet
PC, and then selecting Sticky Notes. As shown in Figure 13-21, Sticky Notes gives
you a scratch pad on which you can write notes using the pen. You can create a new
note by clicking the New Note button. To add to the current scratch pad, simply use
the pen to write the text of the note.