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By tamarasu, Junior Member on 10th January 2013, 06:40 AM
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Dear guys and gals,


Found a key for touch prediction that when edited showed a marked improvement in keyboard responsiveness and small item manipulation ie classic desktop, file explorer, etc.
The key is: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TouchPredict ion

Edit key for latency from 8 to 2.
Edit sample time from 8 to 2
Restart

See attached for a edited registry key to inject. Tested on two surfaces with no ill effects.

edit: to answer a few questions: this increases performance on all touch aspects of the device
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10th January 2013, 07:03 AM |#2  
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The most likely ill effect would be a decrease in battery life as the system must poll the touchscreen more often... just be aware. Otherwise, cool find.
10th January 2013, 07:04 AM |#3  
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Keyboard does seem faster... Does this also affect swiping? it seems like I can swipe in any way and get the full length of the page / app in one swipe?
10th January 2013, 07:07 AM |#4  
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Haven't noted in marked increase in battery consumption but I will monitor.
10th January 2013, 07:20 PM |#5  
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Could this improve the home key button, when my surface is on standby it takes about 6 taps to get the surface to wake up.
10th January 2013, 11:10 PM |#6  
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possibly, I have not tested the mod for that per say,





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Could this improve the home key button, when my surface is on standby it takes about 6 taps to get the surface to wake up.

11th January 2013, 07:47 PM |#7  
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I also have not noticed an increase in battery usage on my asus vivo tab. Not a surface, but rt.
12th January 2013, 04:04 AM |#8  
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What would decreasing the values to 1 due? I am assuming the lower the value, the better. Or did it not test well on Surface?
12th January 2013, 05:10 PM |#9  
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Originally I choose 2 to test the battery draw. However, now that I haven't seen any significant increase in battery usage the drop to 1 can be done.



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What would decreasing the values to 1 due? I am assuming the lower the value, the better. Or did it not test well on Surface?

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Is it that easy for all the values? In other words, can all of the registry values be set to 1 to improve performance? Or are all the values a certain number for a reason? Cuz if latency of 1 works better than the original 8, idk why Microsoft would put it at 8 in the first place. Sorry for all the questions. This stuff is interesting to me!
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