[Pidgin] #6174: Tablet PC Enhancements Request

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Fri Jul 11 01:15:38 EDT 2008

#6174: Tablet PC Enhancements Request
  Reporter:  WACOMalt     |       Owner:                                                                                          
      Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new                                                                                     
  Priority:  minor        |   Milestone:                                                                                          
 Component:  plugins      |     Version:  2.4.2                                                                                   
Resolution:               |    Keywords:  tablet, writing, send, gestures, UI, user Interface, handwriting recognition, HR, tabtip
   Pending:  1            |  
Comment (by bejones):

 The Tablet PC Input Panel (TIP) is a handwriting recognition and on-screen
 keyboard tool built into Windows. It can be docked at the edge of the
 screen or a floating panel. The floating TIP is opened by a button that
 appears when a text input box has focus and the stylus/pen is used. The
 docked TIP is opened with an icon in the system tray. The floating TIP is
 easier to use since it's positioned near the text box and automatically
 expands to fit input. More detail and several screenshots (of WinXP Tablet
 Edition) can be found
 [http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/windowsxp_tabletpc2005.asp here].
 Some of the differences in Vista are listed
 here]. Handwriting recognition support is somewhat lacking in Linux, but
 [http://risujin.org/cellwriter/ CellWriter] is similar to the TIP.

 In Pidgin (all versions), the button to open the floating TIP never
 appears. All text input is done with the docked TIP, which can be
 inconvenient. I think the problem is that Windows doesn't recognize the
 text areas since Pidgin uses gtk rather than native controls. The
 [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/aa905027.aspx MSDN Tablet
 PC] website might be useful for determining the cause.

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/6174#comment:7>
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