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TipPopper Makes Chrome TIP Friendly



Window’s Text Input Panel (TIP) behaves nicely when using Internet Explorer and other Microsoft applications, but it doesn’t show up when it’s supposed to in Chrome, my favorite browser. GBN reader Brendan Sullivan and I got into a discussion by email about optimizing his HP Slate 500 for touch and he found a great plugin for Tablet PC and slate users that prefer Chrome over IE.

TipPopper is an application that does what its name implies. It makes TIP pop up whenever you touch or tap a text input area.
If you prefer Chrome and own a touch-enabled PC this plugin and its associated Chrome extension are must haves.
As an added bonus, you can assign a shortcut/pen flick to open up TIP when you want to Ink or type within a text field in any other application that doesn’t open TIP automatically.

Click here to get TipPopper



  1. Djblois

    01/17/2011 at 6:21 pm

    Is there a Firefox equivalent?

    • Xavier Lanier

      01/17/2011 at 7:19 pm

      Not that I’ve seen.

    • Night On The Web

      01/17/2011 at 10:36 pm

      For firefox the TIP is automatically supported. Just follow this trick:

      which is: “The default implementation of the tablet input panel in Firefox 36 is spotty at best. To enable full support for tablet input do the following:

      Type in about:config in your address bar accept the warning, search for “intl.enable_tsf_support” and double click to change it to “true.” Re-start your browser and you should find the input panel more responsive.

      (note, this only works in firefox 3.6 or higher)”

  2. Anonymous

    01/17/2011 at 8:52 pm

  3. Daniel Hansen

    01/20/2011 at 10:09 pm

    Happy to hear that you find my TipPopper program useful. ;)

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