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Running Embird on Tablet with Windows 10 

Embird Embroidery Software Tutorial

This tutorial shows how to use Embird on tablet with Windows 10.

It was tested by Embird Team on cheap tablet with following configuration: display size 7", resolution 1024 x 768, Intel(R) Atom(TM) Z3735G 1,33GHz, 4x core, 1G RAM, 16GB, MicroUSB 2.0, OTG, Windows 10 Home.

1 - Current version of Embird is designed for desktop computers and its controls are very small on tablet screen. Therefore it is impossible to touch-control Embird running on tablet. It is necessary to use mouse connected to tablet's microUSB connector via female USB to male microUSB cable as shown on Picture No. 1.

Update: New version Embird 2017 can run with larger controls on tablet with Windows 8 or 10. Find more in tutorial Running Embird with Larger Controls

1. Female USB to male microUSB cable

2 - Switch ON tablet, and check the version of Windows: Select menu in the top left corner of the screen (Picture No. 2) and then click "System > Settings > About" menu (Picture No. 3). In this case it is Windows 10 Home 32-bit operating system, therefore 32-bit version of Embird is suitable. Download and install right Embird version on your tablet, depending on version of operating system.

Note: The installation took more time if compared to installing to desktop PC, but completed successfully.

2. Select menu in the top left corner of the screen

3. System information

Embird Tutorial - System > Settings > About

Note: By default, the touch keyboard does not automatically pop up when tapping on text forms, address bars, or anywhere else that you need to type on. The following two steps explains how to change that behaviour.

3 - Click Action Center icon in the bottom right corner of the screen (Picture No. 4). Switch on Tablet mode.

4 - Select menu in the top left corner of the screen and click "System > Settings > Tablet mode" menu. Switch ON the option "Make Windows more touch-friendly when using tablet" (Picture No. 4).

4. Tablet mode in Windows 10

5 - If you want to see Desktop icons as on your PC switch OFF the Tablet mode (Picture No. 5). However, in such a case you probably will need to connect also keyboard for inserting texts. Connect keyboard to your tablet either via USB hub or via Bluetooth.

5. Tablet mode switched OFF

6 - Run Embird and wait until it appears on the screen. It takes longer time to launch Embird (about 35 seconds on slower tablet), but then it runs quite quickly and as expected (Pictures No. 6 and 7).

6. Alphabet plug-in on Windows 10 tablet

7. Iconizer plug-in on Windows 10 tablet

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Embird is modular software for computerized machine embroidery digitizing, quilting and customization

Developed by BALARAD, s.r.o. company since 1997