Windows Vista Tablet PC feature review - touch pointer taskbar icon

This is one of the more hidden, yet probably more useful features for Touch. When the large touch pointer fades out, you're left with the dot cursor. Who can find a tiny little dot cursor on a 1400x1050 resolution screen?

Solution? Tap the touch pointer taskbar icon and the touch pointer will appear again.
It's a handy little cursor-beacon for touch input.

The touch pointer taskbar icon is not on by default. To turn it on, you have to:

  1. right-click on the Taskbar
  2. click Toolbars
  3. click Touch Pointer

The icon is only actionable by touch input. You cannot tap on it with your pen- or mouse-controlled cursor.