How to Calibrate a Touch Screen

Tablet PCs, Windows Mobile or Pocket PC devices are all wonderful tools, noted for their ability to allow quick note-taking on the go, thanks to their touch screens. If your device's touch screen is not responding as accurately as it used to, run a calibration operation to restore its responsiveness.

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Windows Tablet PC

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Click "Start" on the Windows desktop. You may wish to do this with the stylus and with the PC converted into tablet mode for easier calibration.

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Click "Control Panel." Double click "Tablet PC Settings."

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Click "Reset" in the Tablet PC Settings window to reset the existing calibration data.

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Click "Calibrate" to begin the calibration process. Tap the areas of the screen specified by the calibration utility; your screen will be calibrated.

Windows Mobile Device

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Tap the "Start" button on your Windows Mobile or Pocket PC device to access the screen calibration function.

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Tap Settings > System > Screen.

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Tap "Align Screen" to begin calibration. Tap the screen as directed by the utility; the screen will be calibrated.