This was one of those days where my tablet gave me grief!
In the middle of the class this afternoon, the tablet lost contact with the tablet pen. This happens at irregular and unpredictable intervals, and I don’t yet know what causes it. Updating all the drivers has not helped. I’ll have to see if I can get any joy from the Toshiba forum!
The tablet does not crash: it simply stops paying any attention to the tablet pen. The tracker pad still works (though I prefer to have an emergency mouse with me, as I am not very good with a tracker pad). But the only way I have found to reactivate the tablet pen in these situations (on my Toshiba M750) is to reboot the machine, at a cost of about 5 minutes … usually. But to make things worse today, the tablet then announced that it was installing 21 updates! (Perhaps I should have rebooted without installing updates, but I didn’t realize how many there were.) So I had to move temporarily to using the whiteboard while waiting for the machine to reboot.
This last problem, at least, can usually be avoided by ensuring that all updates have been installed earlier in the day. But does anyone know a cure for the problem where the tablet pen temporarily stops working? (After rebooting, the pen always works fine again.)
[See comments below and the follow-up post on this.]