Can I turn off touch and other Surface Pro tablet features when running certain desktop applications?
Posted on 2013-05-12
I found my self holding a camera in one hand and my Surface Pro in the other today. I was attempting to retake a 100 year old picture. I was using the Surface to display the old picture so I could use it as a reference to frame my shot.
I am using the Surface in Desktop mode and am running the Canon EOS Utility to control my camera.
I ran into 3 problems.
#1 I couldn't hold the Surface for any reasonable period of time before my thumb accidentally activated some touch feature, usually around the task bar and usually resulting in the current window losing focus or changing to a completely different window.
Is there a way to deactivate touch temporarily so I can use the Surface one-handed and not have to worry about my fingers and thumb slipping and accidently activating something?
#2 The display kept flipping and switching between landscape and portrait. I imagine it's designed to do this but I'd like to be able to turn this off when I in one-handed mode. Is this possible and if so, where do I find the settings?
#3 The screen kept dimming. It was a partly cloudy day and the sun was coming in and out every few minutes. Can I turn off the screen dimming feature?