Tablets :: New Windows 8.1 Tablet - Autocorrect Not Working?
Dec 26, 2013
I got a Venue 8 Pro and have been playing around with it. The keyboard itself is nice, but it's not autocorrecting anything. It shows the normal squiggly red underline when I misspell a word. This makes typing on it really difficult compared to my other mobile devices.
I checked if it was enabled in the settings (Modern UI), and it is. The switch is gray, but I can switch it on and off.
I did an update right after getting the tablet and it still doesn't work. I've tried rebooting a couple of times.
Would I be able to integrate a Windows 8 tablet with my windows 8 PC? I want to have all the touch fun and ease of use but with it basically working as a remote for the pc. Like the computer is doing all the processing and software running.
How to make Windows 8 desktop more usable? I was thinking of adding a mac os x style dock, since that seems a lot easier to use on a tablet. The icons are all pretty big and easily clickable.
Was thinking of modding the skin of windows 8 to make it look like mac os x. It seems like mac os x desktop is more touchscreen friendly,as in everything is accessible easily. Making the desktop bigger/up font just makes it look too big.
I have an Asus VivoTab Smart that comes with Windows 8, and before I can do the 8.1 upgrade, I have to install all 112 updates. This was going just fine until after it rebooted, and now it's been stuck on the "Failure configuring Windows updates, Reverting changes" screen for about the past 12+ hours. I restarted it a couple of times by holding down the power button, but it comes right back to the same screen after the Asus splash screen. Were this a laptop, I know exactly how to fix it (go to Advanced Recovery Options), but since it's a new tablet that I haven't yet connected its Bluetooth keyboard to, I'm basically stuck. I can't even boot to a flash drive because that requires a keyboard to get to the boot options.I don't have a keyboard attached to it and because the OS isn't loaded (can't get the Charms bar so I can restart it that way or boot into Safe Mode or anything.)
I tried to go to the display settings page to enlarge the font and apps size under "("change the size of apps, text and other items..") in PC settings of Windows 8, and was greeted by this message: "Your Resolution is lower than 1280x900 Some items might not fit on your screen" and the "more options" section with "change the size of apps, text items" is disabled. I checked twice, my resolution is the T100 native 1368x768, so why does windows 8.1 think its something else? also tried switching to a lower resolution and back again, rebooting, etc. I also tried downloading and installing all Windows updates and Asus updates.
attached is the screenshot showing Windows 8 both showing the correct resolution and complaining that it is not on the correct resolution.
I'm doing research to find out if I should purchase a Windows tablet (Dell Venue or Lenovo Ideatab Miix 8). I'm confused about what apps will run on these systems. I'm looking specifically for a golf gps program. I found a couple programs that look interesting, but they all say that they run on "Windows Phone," or "Windows 8 phone". Would these run on my full Windows 8 tablets? All of these Windows versions are really confusing to me.
I'm looking at Windows tablets because of the current mess that Google has made of the Android operating system. Google's latest update (codename "Kit Kat") breaks access to micro-sd cards on Android tablets and phones. This change is specifically why I am strongly considering Windows tablets instead of an Android tablet. Here's a link to an article describing the problem . Microsoft should use this deficiency in their advertising:
KitKat and SD cards ? what's fixed, what's broken and what's misunderstood | Android Central
If I can find a good Golf GPS program for a Windows table, I'll probably pull the trigger on one of these Windows tablets.
I have a laptop which is not touch screen with Windows 8.1. I am trying to find where to maintain auto correct etc., such as adding words, capitalising at start of sentences, that sort of thing. I have done just as asked by various things online but I don't see what they say I should see I. I have attached a photo to explain it a little. When I get to this point I only see 'Spelling' below that is nothing. To be honest it is really stopping me using my laptop.
My touch screen to my Aspire R7 laptop is no longer working. I got a notification about there not being enough power reaching the USB port, and it stopped working after that. I'm not connected to the internet, so it's not a bad update, but I don't know what the problem is, or how to fix it. When I go to PC Info, it says "No pen or touch input is available for this display" which I know is not true because I've been using it's touch screen the entire time I've had it.
a common problem is that the drivers aren't updated. I don't think this is my problem as I haven't installed any updates today (I haven't been connected to the internet) and it's been working fine prior to just now.
The battery is fully charged (and was at 50% when I got the notification), so the power shouldn't be an issue.
Specs: Acer Aspire R7-572 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 Windows 8.1
So basically, IE11, independent of what the settings for Windows 8.1 is, will ALWAYS have autocorrect on and there's no easy way to disable it. I actually even encountered an official bug report were an MS employee closed it stating that "this is by design for now".
Without further ado, spell-checking is controlled by C:WindowsSystem32MsSpellCheckingFacility.dll. You'll want to rename this to something, say MsSpellCheckingFacility(2).dll, to disable this.
For those not technically inclined, note that this is a system file and it may cause some problems. Specifically, if you want Windows 8 to spell check for you but not IE11. You'll also need to take ownership of said file if you want to rename it. See Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8.
i just bought my asus vivobook s400ca-dh51t 14 inch touch ultrabook and after a month of using the multi gesture suddenly it stopped working, i checked the mouse setting but i cannot find the device setting for the touch pad..
We purchased 15 Surface Pro 2 tablets for our School Administrators. Touch did not work for 3 tablet 'out of the box'...or so I thought. Since receiving them, touch has stopped working on 5 more. Each time Microsoft has replaced the device without question so I assumed this was a known issue. However I am now pretty sure it is happening during my imaging process. I am using SCCM 2012, via PXE and/or USB. The Task Sequence completes successfully and all drivers appear to install. I am using the driver package from Microsoft. The stylus works but not touch. I can't complain about the support MS is providing since they replace the device every time but I am sure there must be a fix I have not tried.
Samsung all in one DP700A7D 3 weeks old, did recommended SW updates, now no touchscreen.
Spent hours on remote support with samsung, and apparently I know much more then them, and no solution, I don't think wiping a 3 week old computer and reinstalling everything is an option, could it be drivers, although I cannot find a driver for the samsung touchscreen, everything goes back to SW updates, which has no updates available.
I bought the Asus Zenbook Touch (ux31a-bhi5t11) yesterday, and the 2 finger scrolling worked fine at first, but a couple hours later it just stopped working. I can scroll using the touch screen, but not the touch pad now. It's brand new, and I haven't touched any of the settings, so I don't know why it would just quit.
I have a Lenovo lynx win 8 tablet. I connect a usb gamepad. I see that it is recognized as usb generic gamepad (although in device manager I don't see a gamepad). The same gamepad work ok in nexus 7 tablet. Perhaps I need some kind of drivers? In control panel I don't see "gamepad" or something like this, as I see in pc.
Basically what i want it to do is when i connect to WiFi i would like it to turn off the mobile broadband adapter, and once its off the WiFi to re-connect to the mobile. if this is possible i cant find anything about it anywhere ...
After I installed updates today my Dell Latitude 10 Windows 8 tablet and restarted it started to require a password on start up. I went to "run" and typed in "netplwiz" and got to the "User Accounts" window. The problem is that there is no "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" check box. Is there another way to remove the password from start up?
I have Windows 8 Pro 64-bit installed on Fujitsu tablet (Q702). I want to install a folder in the Windows dir, but even though I am System Administrator, I can't do it. Permissions appear to be OK, but they are greyed out and cannot be changed. I have googled and searched, but nothing workss.
Where is the Windows 8 Product Key location on a Latitude 10 Tablet? I looked in the shipped documentation, the back of the machine and under the battery and did not see it. Is the Win8 product key published anywhere on my system?
I've recently acquired a tablet to pilot with my company. It is a Dell Latitude 10 ST2, and my issue is I'm trying to install and upgrade to Windows 8.1 Enterprise, but having no luck so far.
I have the 32-bit version of Win 8 Enterprise on a USB, and when I get to the "Installing Windows 8.1 screen" it get to 35%, and then gives a popup that the "Windows 8.1 Installation Has Failed". I was trying to see if there was a real error message or log to tell me what the issue is, but I haven't been able to locate anything yet. I don't even make it to the following screen ....
I have a Dell Venue tablet running Windows 8.1 Pro (32-Bit) and have been having a bit of an issue getting PIN login to work since refreshing the tablet recently. I can access the settings and set a PIN for login, but when I unlock the screen it only allows a password to be put in.
I started a factory reset on my Asus Vivo Tablet, but it shut down halfway through. When I try and boot up the device it just says "Diagnosing your PC" and "Attempting Automatic Repair" but this is just a continual loop. I don't have a keyboard with it, its just touch screen, I don't know what to try. I can't seem to find much in the BIOS to do a different boot.