About Your Tablet Your Inspiron duo notebook can also be used as a tablet. In the Tablet mode, you can access the duo Stage interface to: • listen to music, watch movies and videos • view photos on your tablet and upload your photos on your Facebook, Flickr, or Shutterfly accounts •...
Using Your Tablet Using Your Tablet Using the Touch Screen The touch screen feature on your tablet allows you to interact with the tablet without the use of additional devices such as a mouse or keyboard. Opening Applications Touch the application tile to open the applications. For more information on the different applications, see “Applications in the duo Stage Interface”...
Touch Screen Gestures The multi-touch screen on your tablet allows you to use your finger to move the screen content, scroll through menus, view photos, and so on. Zoom Allows you to increase or decrease the magnification of the screen content. Pinch —...
Scroll Allows you to scroll through content. The scroll features include: Pan — Allows you to move the focus on the selected object when the entire object is not visible. Move two fingers in the desired direction to pan scroll the selected object. Scroll Vertical —...
Using Your Tablet Screen Orientation The orientation on your tablet changes depending on the way you hold the tablet. Rotate the tablet sideways to change the orientation of the screen from portrait to landscape mode, and vice versa. In landscape mode, the screen content expands to fit the screen and is suitable for viewing pages on your web browser.
On-Screen Keyboard You can type text using the on-screen keyboard. The on-screen keyboard appears when you touch anywhere on the screen. The keyboard automatically changes to either the portrait or landscape mode based on the orientation of your tablet. To use the on-screen keyboard Touch anywhere on the screen.
Stage Interface duo Stage Interface The duo Stage interface launches as soon as you set your laptop to tablet mode. This interface provides access to your favorite media and multi-touch applications.
Stage Interface If you do not want the duo Stage interface to launch every time you set your laptop to Tablet mode, touch the settings icon and clear the Show duo Stage when entering tablet mode check box. The Windows 7 desktop will display as soon as you close the duo Stage interface.
This section gives an introduction about the different tiles available in the duo Stage interface. NOTE: The default tiles are pre-installed on your computer. You can download the latest duo Stage software from support.dell.com. Listen to music or radio stations from across the globe.
Play movies, videos, or watch TV shows using the Internet. You can use the optional CinemaNow application to purchase or rent movies and TV shows using the Internet. Read e-books available on your tablet. You can download books using the Internet. Draw and edit photos.
Music Music Touch the Music tile to: • view and listen to the recently played music available in your tablet • view and browse your music collection in your library by album, artists, or genres • download songs using Napster •...
Playing Recently Added Songs Music tile to view the MusicStage home page. Touch the On the MusicStage page, touch the desired thumbnail to play the song. Playing Songs Available on Your Tablet Touch the Music tile to view the MusicStage home page. Touch the Library tab and browse the songs by albums, artists, or genres.
Music Controlling Music Playback 1 Touch to play the previous song. This option is enabled only if there is more than one song in the selected album. 2 Touch to pause playback; touch 3 Touch to play the next song. This option is enabled only if there is more than one song in the selected album.
Downloading Music Using Napster Napster is an online music application that allows you to choose and download songs that are categorized by top songs, artists, or genres. To download music: Ensure that you are connected to the Internet. Touch the Music tile to view the MusicStage home page.
Account — Allows you to sign in to your Napster account. Network — Allows you to configure your network settings by enabling proxy server. About — Displays the version information of the Dell MusicStage application. BROWSE BY LOCATION or touch the locations...
Photo Touch the Photo tile to: • view, edit, and print photos • import photos from external storage devices such as a USB drive or digital camera • organize photos by date or albums • upload photos to websites such as Facebook, Flickr, or Shutterfly...
Photo Viewing Recently Added Photos Photos tile to view the PhotoStage home page. Touch the On the PhotoStage page, touch the desired thumbnail to view the photo. Viewing Photos Available on Your Tablet Photos tile to view the PhotoStage home page. Touch the Touch the Library tab to view all photos listed in the library.
Uploading Photos on Facebook, Flickr, or Shutterfly Photos tile to view the PhotoStage home page. Touch the Touch the desired photo. The following options appear: — Touch to upload photos to your Facebook account. — Touch to upload photos to your Flickr account. —...
Photo Editing Photos Photos tile to view the PhotoStage home page. Touch the Touch the thumbnail of the desired photo to edit. NOTE: To view all the photos on the tablet, touch the Library tab and touch the desired photo thumbnail. Touch the Edit icon to view the editing options.
Importing Photos Photos tile to view the PhotoStage home page. Touch the Touch the Library tab. Touch IMPORT. In the window that appears, add the photos from an external device such as a USB drive or digital camera.
1 Touch to go back to PhotoStage home page 2 Touch to view the previous photo. 3 Touch to connect to your Facebook account and upload your photos. 4 Touch to connect to your Flickr account and upload your photos. 5 Touch to connect to your Shutterfly account and upload your photos.
Photo Scanning and Organizing Digital Photos Photos tile to view the PhotoStage home page. Touch Touch the Apps tab and touch Open to launch Windows Live Photo Gallery. With Windows Live Photo Gallery you can: • view all the photos saved in different locations in your tablet •...
Shutterfly — Allows you to connect to your Shutterfly account to upload your photos. ABOUT — Displays the version information of the Dell PhotoStage application. If your computer is connected to the Internet, touch Check for updates to download and install any available...
Video Touch the Video tile to: • view recently added videos and movies • organize the videos by name or date • view or rent online movies using CinemaNow...
Video Viewing Recently Added Videos Videos tile to launch the VideoStage home page. Touch the Touch the thumbnail of the recently added video to start playing. You can: • touch the icon to play the movie from the beginning. • touch the icon to resume the movie.
VIDEO FOLDERS — Allows you to set the default folder location for storing videos. You can also set the default import folder. VideoStage will periodically check this folder and place the videos automatically in the VideoStage Library. ABOUT — Displays the version information of the Dell VideoStage application.
Books Books Touch the Books tile to launch the Welcome the BookStage eReader window. On this window that appears you can: • read book available in the library available on your tablet • search and download books for free • create a BookStage account to buy books from the online store NOTE: Select Hide this welcome screen at startup to hide the welcome window.
Touch to open different options for using BookStage application. The options available are: Open — Touch to open an existing book on your tablet. Print — Touch to print a book. Password — Touch to create or change password for your BookStage account. Account —...
Drag the page to the left to view the next page. Touch to see the different options to view and zoom a book. Touch to zoom in the text on the pages. Touch to zoom out the text on the pages. 11 Touch the horizontal scroll bar to scroll through the pages quickly.
Books Searching Books You can search for more information on the Internet about any word in the book. To launch the search option: Open a book, drag and highlight a word. The Text Toolbar appears. Touch the Look up selection icon A list of websites appears.
Downloading Free Books Books tile to view the BookStage home page. Touch the Touch the Free Books tab. You can search for books using any one of the following options: General — Touch to search all the free books available. Author —...
Books Changing the Books Tile Settings → Settings. Open the BookStage application and touch You can change the following settings: General Settings — The options under this tab allow you to change the General and User Interface Settings. Profile — Allows you to update your profile on BookStage. Speech —...
1 Touch to open different options available within this application such as Save As..., Set as Wallpaper, Print, Update, Settings, and Help. Touch to redo an action performed. 3 Touch to undo an action performed. 4 Touch the white board to draw and paint photos. 5 Touch to select the drawing tools such as a chalk, pencil, marker, crayon, and eraser.
Internet Touch the Internet tile to: • search for information • send and receive e-mails and stay connected with your family and friends • bookmark frequently visited website(s) as favorites for quick access • have multiple pages open at once, each one being displayed on a separate tab...
Internet Solving Problems This section provides troubleshooting information for your tablet. Touch Screen Problems Some or all multi-touch features are not working — • Certain touch and multi-touch features may be disabled. To enable them, double-click the Flicks icon in the notification area of your desktop. In the Pen and Touch window, select the Touch tab and ensure that Use your finger as an input device and Enable multi-touch gestures and inking options are selected.
If the touch screen starts losing its sensitivity — The touch screen may have foreign particles (such as sticky notes) that are blocking the touch sensors. To remove these particles: Turn off the computer. Disconnect the AC adapter cable from the wall outlet. CAUTION: Do not use water or a cleaning liquid to wipe the touch screen.
If the power light is solid white and the computer is not responding — The display may not be responding. • Press the power button until the computer turns off and then turn it back on. • If the problem persists, contact Dell technical support.
• If the problem persists, contact Dell technical support. If you encounter interference that hinders reception on your computer — An unwanted signal is creating interference by interrupting or blocking other signals. Some possible causes of interference are: •...
Interference may be blocking or interrupting your wireless connection. Try moving the computer closer to your wireless router. • Ensure that the wireless antennas are not blocked. For more information on the location of the wireless antennas, see the Inspiron duo Setup Guide at support.dell.com/manuals. Inspiron...
The duo Stage interface is corrupt or has some files missing. • Try launching the application manually. Click duo Stage. • Reinstall the duo Stage interface. To reinstall, download the duo Stage application file from support.dell.com or from My Dell Downloads at DownloadStore.dell.com. → All Programs→ Dell Stage→ Start...