The TIP in Windows 7 has had a lot of work to make it more usable. I'm finding it to be a really good user experience so far.
This video explores some of the new features that are in the Milestone 3 build (6801) that was released at PDC.
Windows 7 is much more pen and touch aware than Vista. And it draws a distinction, too. When you are using a tablet that supports both pen and touch - such as the Toshiba M750 that I am using - you sometimes get a different depending on how you are interacting with the computer.
The features I demonstrate in this video include:
- The TIP vanishing when you move you pen away from it
- The revamped text correction UI and gestures
- The changes in the On Screen Keyboard when launched with a finger rather than a pen
There may be more that I have not found yet, or that may be added into a future build - who knows!
Click the video below for a glimpse of some of what's new in Windows 7 for Tablet users.