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Nov282006

Windows Vista Secrets for Tablet PC?

Tim Sneath has been posting a wonderful series of “Windows Vista Secrets”.  (The ability to start Quick Launch items with the [Win+<n>] keys has changed my life — thanks Tim!). I have my own set of tips for Windows Vista — some secret, some not — that apply mainly to laptop and Tablet PCs, so I thought I’d share.

#1: Windows Mobility Center

Windows Mobility Center is a great one-stop portal for managing a LOT of settings on your laptop or tablet — power scheme, audio volume, screen brightness, projection, rotation, as well as one-click access to myriad other Control Panel applets for stylus input and handwriting recognition.

It’s definitely not meant to be a “secret”, but for some reason we really did bury it in the Start / Programs / Accessories menu…  Place a shortcut to MblCtr.exe on your Quick Launch bar, or pin it to your Start Menu, for easier access.

Update: Reader benwatt reminds me that [Win+X] will launch the Mobility Center — for laptops and Tablet PCs with keyboards!
Continue for more info….

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Windows Vista Secrets for Tablet PC?

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