White paper Improvement of Performance and Usability of Fujitsu

White paper STYLISTIC Q550 Performance and Usability Improvement
White paper
Improvement of Performance and
Usability of Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550
This White paper demonstrates how settings of the Windows® 7 operating system
can be adjusted to optimize performance, responsiveness and usability of
Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550.
Performance and Responsiveness
2 Usability
Windows® 7 Theme
The standard Windows® 7 theme is making use of Aero
functions to achieve an aesthetically pleasing user interface.
This includes translucency, animations and eye candy but also
requires additional performance on top of the standard usage of
the STYLISTIC Q550. Disabling these features results in
increasing performance and responsiveness.
Control Panel -> Personalization
Change from Windows 7 Aero theme to Windows 7 Basic theme
Windows Explorer settings
Some settings of Windows Explorer can be adjusted to facilitate
working in touch mode. This includes the View settings to show
files and folders in medium icons instead of a small list view.
With the Folder settings you can adjust items to be opened with
a single-click instead of double-clicks. Single-clicks are more
convenient to use in touch mode and thus avoid annoying
double-clicks with fingers. With the Multiple Selection feature
you can enable the selection of multiple items with just one
1. Windows Explorer -> View menu -> select Medium Icons
2. Windows Explorer -> Tools menu -> Folder Options ->
select “Single-Click to open an Item (point to select)”
3. Windows Explorer -> Tools menu -> Folder Options -> View ->
Advanced Settings
activate "Use checkboxes to select items"
Display / DPI setting and scroll bar size
You can make it easier to read what’s on your screen by
changing the size of text and other items on your screen by
choosing a predefined DPI setting or by fixing a custom DPI
Moreover, you can change the size of the scroll bars or other
Windows items manually.
1. Control Panel -> Display
Change from “smaller – 100% (default)”to “Medium – 125%” Power switch default setting
2. Control Panel -> Personalization -> Window Color -> Scrollbar Most users of professional PCs running the Microsoft©
Windows® operating system are used to shut their PC down at
Set the size to e.g. 28 pixel
the end of the business day and boot it up again the following
business day. Modern Tablet PCs let users get used to the
instant-on feature for immediately working with their device
right after turning it on.
For adjusting this setting, please follow the steps below.
Control Panel -> Taskbar and Start Menu -> Start Menu -> Power
Button Action
change the default action from “shutdown” to “sleep”
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Pen and Touch options
The Windows® 7 operating system is not only appropriate for
the use of a keyboard and a mouse, but also for the use of a
pen (or stylus) or fingers (touch operation). To optimize the pen
and touch operation, you can adjust the settings for each pen or
touch action separately. E.g. you can adjust how quickly you tap
the screen when you double-tap or you can change the time
you must press and hold before you can perform a right-click
Panning can be adjusted to be smoother when enabling inertia
after a pen gesture and setting the resistance for the inertia to
the lowest possible.
1. Control Panel -> Pen and Touch -> Pen Options ->
move the slider for Speed to the fastest
2. Control Panel -> Pen and Touch -> Pen Options -> Press and
hold (right-click)
move the slider for Speed and for Duration to the shortest
3. Control Panel -> Pen and Touch -> Touch -> Double-tap
move the slider for Speed to the fastest
4. Control Panel -> Pen and Touch -> Touch -> Press and hold
move the slider for Speed and for Duration to the shortest
5. Control Panel -> Pen and Touch -> Panning -> Enable inertia
after a pan gesture
6. Control Panel -> Pen and Touch -> Panning -> Inertia
settings move the slider for Resistance to the lowest possible
Keyboard settings
For convenient working with the on-screen keyboard, you can
change its settings such as the character repeat delay and the
character repeat rate.
Control Panel -> Keyboard
Change the repeat delay to the shortest
Change the repeat rate to the fastest
Power Management settings
With the Windows Power Options you can adjust the saving of
energy or maximize the performance by choosing how your
computer manages power.
Control Panel -> Power Options
Select “Change plan settings” of the currently active power plan
Select “Change advanced power settings”
-> “Hard Disk -> Turn off hard disk after”: change to “never” for
“on battery” and “plugged-in”
-> “Power buttons and lid -> Power button action”: change to
“sleep” for “on battery” and “plugged-in”
(this is not necessary if the power button action was
changed already as described in “Power switch
default setting“ above.
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-> “Multimedia settings -> when playing video”: change to
“Optimize video quality” for battery mode
Disable unnecessary visual effects
Besides changing the Windows theme to disable the Aero user
interface visual effects, the Windows operating system allows
configuring visual effects for a balanced appearance and
Control Panel -> System -> Advanced system settings
Performance tab -> Settings
Visual effects tab -> select “Custom” and disable all effects but
enable only the following:
- Show thumbnails instead of icons
- Smooth edges of screen fonts
- Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop
- Use visual styles on windows and buttons
SuperFetch is a technology that pre-loads frequently used
applications into the memory to reduce their load times.
SuperFetch also keeps track of when those applications are
mainly used, which allows intelligently pre-loading information
that is expected to be used in the near future. Although this
technology increases the system performance in the long term,
it takes performance in the short term to monitor system and
usage. To enhance the first user experience, you can disable the
SuperFetch and enable it again later.
Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services
Select “SuperFetch” and right-click on it, select ”properties”
In the General tab, change the Startup type to “Manual”.
Manual Calibration of touch input
In some cases it may happen that the touch input is inaccurate.
The Touch calibration performs calibrates the touch input
system to its optimal state. It is recommended to perform the
manual calibration once after a new OS installation.
Control Panel -> N-Trig DuoSense™ Digitizer Settings
In the “Touch tuning section, press the Start button and lift your
hands from the screen until the calibration process terminates
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