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I recently came across an issue in one of my favorite productivity apps, ActiveWords. By its very nature this issue will only occur on a Tablet PC running Vista. if you are running XP or running Vista on a pen challenged PC then you are in the clear.
The symptoms are a bit weird and, to be honest, it took me a fairly long time to figure out what the heck was going on. There are two symptoms and they both only occur when ActiveWords is running.
The first issue is that the web buttons in the Tablet Input Panel (TIP) stop working properly.
What happens when you do use these buttons is just strange. Clicking the "http://" button will insert ":vv". The backslash button will insert "v" and the remaining web buttons insert "c".
The second issue is with the pen flicks. If you are using Navigation and Editing flicks as shown below...
...then you will find that the delete flick does not work when ActiveWords is running. When you select something and flick up and left you get the visual feedback indicating that the Delete flick has fired, but the selection is not deleted.
If you close ActiveWords than both of the above issues go away. Of course so does ActiveWords, so that is not a great solution.
The ActiveWords team are aware of this and are working on it with MS, but in the meantime there is n work around. Disable the buffer in ActiveWords as described in this Knowledgebase article.