At some point you may want to disable the touch screen to strictly use your Windows 8 tablet/laptop as a PC with the classic mouse and keyboard combo. There's no built-in option to turn off the touch screen, but Into Windows has a quick workaround.
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The product feature that received the biggest cheer during this morning's Build 2013 keynote was decent support in Windows 8.1 for multiple monitors. But for my money the most revealing moment was a very brief demonstration of an alpha of PowerPoint for Windows RT -- that is, an Office app running entirely in the Modern interface. What was revealing? How little it actually did.
Last night I tried some Louisiana fried chicken and went for a quick walk along the Mississippi River near Woldenberg Park. Retiring early for the evening I joined fellow competition winner Adam Webster for pre-conference breakfast at the convention centre. According to the TechEd kitchen so far over eighty-thousand pieces of bacon have been served. As I’ve contributed to that statistic, some serious dieting will need to follow my visit to New Orleans!
One of my main reasons for using a BlackBerry has always been that I do a lot of writing and text manipulation on my phone while travelling, and for those purposes a well-designed built-in keyboard is essential. But I've had to face facts: in recent months, I've been using its touch-screen interface a lot more than I realised.