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Turn off tolerant and Z-shaped scratch-out gestures

Turns off both the more tolerant scratch-out gestures that were added in Windows Vista and the Z-shaped scratch-out gesture that was available in Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. The tolerant gestures let users scratch out ink in Input Panel by using strikethrough and other scratch-out gesture shapes. Tablet PC Input Panel is a Tablet PC accessory that enables you to use handwriting or an on-screen keyboard to enter text symbols numbers or keyboard shortcuts. If you enable this policy and choose “All” from the drop-down menu no scratch-out gestures will be available in Input Panel. Users will not be able to configure this setting in the Input Panel Options dialog box. If you enable this policy and choose “Tolerant” users will be able to use the Z-shaped scratch-out gesture that was available in Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. Users will not be able to configure this setting in the Input Panel Options dialog box. If you enable this policy and choose “None” users will be able to use both the tolerant scratch-out gestures and the Z-shaped scratch-out gesture. Users will not be able to configure this setting in the Input Panel Options dialog box. If you disable this policy users will be able to use both the tolerant scratch-out gestures and the Z-shaped scratch-out gesture. Users will not be able to configure this setting in the Input Panel Options dialog box. If you do not configure this policy users will be able to use both the tolerant scratch-out gestures and the Z-shaped scratch-out gesture. Users will be able to configure this setting on the Gestures tab in Input Panel Options.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> software -> policies -> microsoft -> TabletTip -> 1. 7 # ScratchOutState; HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> software -> policies -> microsoft -> TabletTip -> 1. 7 # ScratchOut

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Tablet PC -> Input Panel

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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