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Switching Between Pen and Touch Input in OneNote (ThinkPad Helix)

The Problem

Microsoft OneNote can to automatically switch between pen and touch input. This means that you can use the pen to write on the screen and use your fingers to scroll/zoom without having to select a different tool in the toolbar. Unfortunately this feature was not working on my new ThinkPad Helix. I would write on the screen, but when I would scroll, my fingers would end up drawing a line. Here's how to fix it.

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Enable Wireless-N on Intel Wi-Fi Adapter

Can't Connect to Wireless-N Network

During the initial setup on my ThinkPad Helix, Windows could not connect to my 802.11n Wi-Fi network. The setup proceeded normally when connected to the 802.11g network. After setup completed, I again tried to connect to the Wireless-N network. This failed again with an error like "Windows could not connect to the wireless network." I knew the network functioned fine, because my three-year old ThinkPad could connect just fine. When I took a look at the driver settings, the problem was obvious: 802.11n support is disabled by default!

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Middle-click with ThinkPad's Synaptics Touchpad

Middle-click Not Working

Recently I installed an update for the Synaptics UltraNav (touchpad/pointing stick combo) in my Lenovo ThinkPad X201 Tablet from Windows Update. This driver in the 16.2.x series broke my TrackPoint's middle-click function in Windows. By this, I mean that I want the middle button on the TrackPoint to work exactly like the middle button on a real mouse. Continue reading