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    Best and cheapest tablet using as second screen for SP4?

    I bought a used Samsung TabProS from for cheap, and I am using it as a second monitor with my Surface Pro 2017. It works great as a second travel monitor. Long battery life, great resolution and touchscreen makes it better than a dedicated monitor! I use the Project Feature of Windows...
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    Over a year in... any fixes for start up connectivity?

    This happens to me too with my Surface Pro 2017. It is maddening. 95% of the time, I have to toggle wifi on and off to get it to connect, or else I have to tell it to repair network connection, or else I have to reboot. When I connect to the dock and it runs over Ethernet, it connects fine. It...
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    Never-ending myriad of bugs

    I have noticed #10 on your list: windows desktop doesn’t refresh. Here is a big article on how to deal with that: Desktop or Explorer does not refresh automatically in Windows I have a 2017 Surface Pro i7 that I got last June and have used daily for office and design work. There have been...
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    Help with Photoshop on SP3

    This seems to be an issue with the latest windows update. Check out this thread for workarounds: Surface Pro pen panning instead of drawing. | Adobe Community Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Art programs not working corretcly (suspect driver issue)

    It looks like this is caused by a Microsoft update, and can be fixed via a registry hack: Adobe Community in the start menu type cmd then right click the command prompt thing and run as administrator paste reg add HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Pen /v...
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    Surface pro 2017 pen inaccuracy issue

    That sounds like the issue that happens with the 1709 fall creators update. I am on the previous version (1703?) with no issues like that. Maybe try reverting or looking for other workarounds people have posted. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Does the surface pro 2017 pen have issues with randomly losing pen tip detection?

    No pen problems for me on new surface pro 2017. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Surface Pro - worst warranty experience ever!!!!

    I had some trouble purchasing the extended warranty on line (lots of voice mail mazes) but I was able to get it quickly by going to a Microsoft store. I also got them to honor the special price of $129 that they had on their website. I was reasonably happy by the end of the experience. But they...
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    SP4 + Wacom Intuos pro + second monitor

    I have worked both ways, with canvas on both monitors, and have not noticed any issues in my relatively short time of owning this Surface Pro 2017 (a few weeks). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    SP4 + Wacom Intuos pro + second monitor

    I am using an Intuos 4 with the Surface Pro 2017 with no trouble. The cheaper Intuos pen and touch also works. Not sure about the newer intuos tablets, but don't they all use the same drivers? I have only 1 set of Wacom drivers for both drawing tablets. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Best Buy has the surface dock on sale! [SORRY, SALE OVER]

    Looks like that sale is over on their website. [emoji17] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Best Buy has the surface dock on sale! [SORRY, SALE OVER]

    Thanks for this. I bought one on Monday at the discounted price. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Mind Map Software?

    A vote for Simplemind. It syncs to all devices and is very easy. Another ultra simple and useful tool, not exactly a mind map but more of a free form notes tool that allows you to link things together, is Scapple by Literature and Latte. It works great in conjunction with Scrivener. Those two...
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    Blurry Text

    Okay, this isn't exactly the same problem as yours, but could it be in any way related? I noticed some display weirdness with external monitors and some apps, namely Adobe Acrobat, which had massively huge interface elements when displayed on a second monitor. Turns out the combo of the hi res...
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    Why are mouse and keyboard waking up new Surface Pro. Aren't we over this??

    I had the same issue. It kept waking in my bag. In fact, one evening I could hear the dial buzz from across the room periodically and wake my Surface Pro 2017. Like a couple of naughty kids who won't go to sleep. I finally "fixed" it by setting it to hibernate instead of sleep. Sent from my...

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