How to Use the Stylus

Your tablet includes the NVIDIA DirectStylus™. This stylus enables precise control of handwriting, drawing, and touchscreen games that require pinpoint accuracy.

The stylus has a chisel tip, similar to the tip of a highlighter pen. For fine lines, touch with the pointed tip. For thick lines, touch with the full width of the chisel.

Note NOTE  Some apps do not support variable line thickness. In those apps, the stylus produces the same line thickness, regardless of which part of the tip you use.

When the tablet is in stylus-only mode, the touchscreen only responds to input from the stylus. Touches from your finger or palm are ignored.

Stylus Behavior

How to Enable Access to Stylus-Only Mode

Before you can use stylus-only mode, you must enable access in the settings.

  1. Go to Settings > DirectStylus.
  2. Under Stylus-Only Mode and Lasso Capture, select the Quick access via navigation bar check box.

How to Use Stylus-Only Mode

Before you can use stylus-only mode, you must enable access in the settings. For more information, see How to Enable Access to Stylus-Only Mode.

  1. Remove the stylus from its holder.
  2. In the Navigation bar, tap the Stylus-Only Mode icon .
  3. To return to Touch Mode, tap the Stylus-Only Mode icon again.

Note NOTE  Your NVIDIA device automatically disables stylus-only mode when you return the stylus to its holder. The device also disables stylus-only mode when you press the power button quickly to put the device to sleep. This allows you to continue using the touchscreen even if you left the device in stylus mode but do not have the stylus with you.

How to Optimize Palm Rejection for Your Writing Style

Your tablet includes palm-rejection technology. This technology ensures that the touch screen responds only to the stylus while you are writing, even if you rest your hand on the screen while you write. When the stylus is not touching the screen, the touchscreen responds normally to your finger.

If your palm is sometimes misidentified when you reposition your hand on the screen, then you can change the DirectStylus pen-to-touch delay to optimize palm rejection for your writing style. Pen-to-touch delay temporarily suppresses non-stylus touches during and after stylus input. The default delay of 0.5 seconds works well for most users.

If you do a lot of stylus interactions with your palm on the screen, select a longer delay. If you do not put your palm on the screen and you switch quickly between stylus and finger inputs, select a shorter delay.

  1. Go to Settings > DirectStylus.
  2. Tap Set timer to activate finger touch after pen use.

How to Adjust the Stylus for Left-Handed Use

Left-handed users tend to place their palm on the left side of the screen. In left-handed mode, the palm rejection algorithm rejects stray touch inputs from the left side of the screen.

  1. Go to Settings > DirectStylus.
  2. Under Handedness, tap Left-handed to select the check box. To return to right-handed mode, tap again to clear the check box.

How to Show or Hide the Draw Cursor

The draw cursor shows when the stylus touches the screen and provides precision visual feedback.

  1. Go to Settings > DirectStylus.
  2. Under Cursor, tap Show draw cursor to select the check box. To hide the draw cursor, tap again to clear the check box.

 

Stylus Apps

How to Use DirectStylus Launcher for Quick Access to Apps

The DirectStylus Launcher provides quick access to a subset of your apps. When DirectStylus Launcher opens, tap any app icon to open the app.

You may add or remove apps from the DirectStylus launcher at any time.

  1. Open DirectStylus Launcher.
  2. Tap Edit option. The selection window opens.
  3. Tap the app icons to select or clear the check boxes.
  4. Tap OK to add selected apps and remove cleared apps.

How to Open DirectStylus Launcher Automatically When the Stylus Is Removed

  1. Go to Settings > DirectStylus.
  2. Tap Default action when DirectStylus removed.
  3. Tap Open DirectStylus Launcher.
  4. Tap OK.

How to Open an App Automatically When the Stylus Is Removed

You can select a single app to open automatically when the stylus is removed.

  1. Go to Settings > DirectStylus.
  2. Tap Default action when DirectStylus removed.
  3. Tap Launch App.
  4. Tap the app.
  5. Tap OK.

How to Prevent Apps from Opening Automatically When the Stylus Is Removed

Follow these steps to prevent any app from opening when the stylus is removed.

  1. Go to Settings > DirectStylus.
  2. Tap Default action when DirectStylus removed.
  3. Tap None.