Windows 10: Windows 10's character reco is such a crap!

Discus and support Windows 10's character reco is such a crap! in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I am a big fan of pen input. When MS introduced pen input (back then in Win XP or an early version of Windows 7?) and I used it the first time I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by mmo, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. MMO
    mmo Win User

    Windows 10's character reco is such a crap!

    I am a big fan of pen input. When MS introduced pen input (back then in Win XP or an early version of Windows 7?) and I used it the first time I thought that MS had invented mind reading. The recognition was so good that it was even able to recognize gibberish that I had problems to decipher myself.
    But since then it seems to me the handwriting reco has turned worse with every version or update of Windows!
    • where have the pen flicks gone? These used to be so handy and convenient!
    • Why can I not have the edit support buttons that appear when clicking on "..." in the hand writing panel stay on-screen. I am fine to sacrifice some screen real estate in favor of quicker access to these buttons.
    • The newest version of the reco obviously only recognizes words from some dictionary. If I try to enter other words or abbreviations then these are never correctly recognized. If I then try to correct such words (or single characters in them) then instead of changing a single character the reco will regularly replace the entire word with some completely different word that it seems to consider more likely or a better candidate. This regularly drives me going almost berserk. One can try to enter such a word 20 or more 30 times, it will not be correctly recognized and accepted! In the end I then always need to dig out the keyboard to overrule that stuid reco!
    • And don't get me going on lamenting about the difficulties one runs into when trying to handwrite in a mixture of two languages (English and German in my case). Such "pervert" attempts will endanger your mental sanity!

    In short: from the way this works (or rather: doesn't work) it is quite obvious to me, that nobody at MS really uses or tests the Windows handwriting reco in every day usage. Or maybe all testers had by now all to be sent to hospitals to cure their mental damages they got from doing so. :-(

  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK

    credit to Lifehacker.
    Ahhzz, Oct 27, 2019
  3. Monk.e83 Win User
    Unlocked Realtek HD Audio Drivers Windows 7 & 8 (With Dolby Digital Live and DTS Interactive)

    DTS supported natively by Windows 8/8.1 and it should work on windows 10 too just DDL require to unlock your driver .
    Monk.e83, Oct 27, 2019
  4. Windows 10's character reco is such a crap!

    "Chinese Characters" program delaying shutdown - a different approach.


    Thank you for your response.

    • As you have mentioned this happens only in the Admin account, is it local account set as admin account or the Microsoft account?
    I would suggest you to check the all apps list and check if that Chinese character app is present.

    After you try the above steps and share us the results what happens we can proceed with the further suggestions.

    Please post us back with the results after troubleshooting the above steps and check.

    Keep us posted to help you better.
    Sachin Venkatesh, Oct 27, 2019

Windows 10's character reco is such a crap!

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