What is this new icon in my System Preferences?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by crazydreaming, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. crazydreaming macrumors 6502a

    crazydreaming

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    Today when I opened my system preferences, there is a new preference. It's under Hardware and it's called "Ink". It appears to be for handwriting recognition.

    I don't think I've installed anything very recently. Have no idea how it got there... anyone?
     
  2. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Did you happen to connect a tablet (Wacom, or another) recently?



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  3. crazydreaming thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, the only new thing I've recently connected is a new camera (Nikon D200)


    The first font that comes up is "Apple Casual"
     
  4. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    That normally shows up when you hook up a Wacom (or other brand) digitizer tablet. It's the preferences for OS X's built in handwriting recognition. I have no idea why it may have showed up for you if you didn't connect a tablet.

    BTW, nice to see another Salt Lake person on here (there are a few of us around).
     
  5. crazydreaming thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Very strange...


    And yea! Salt Lake Represent... I'm not technically from Salt Lake though, it's just where I'm going to school. Right now I'm on my way home to Niagara Falls, NY for the summer. I'm in Illinois tonight and I already miss Salt Lake. During the whole drive home, so far I haven't seen anyplace better.
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Cool...I'm from Buffalo (Amherst, actually), now living out in San Francisco. I'm heading back to visit my parents in a couple of days. I'll be flying though. :D

    That's definitely weird about the Ink preference pane...I've never heard of it showing up without having plugged in a tablet.
     
  7. crazydreaming thread starter macrumors 6502a

    crazydreaming

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    OK, even stranger... I restarted because things were acting weird all-together. for instance disk images wouldn't mount because there was "too much activity" or something like that.

    After the restart, the preference pane is gone :eek:
     

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