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Here's a really neat utilities for all artist that has the Surface Pro. This does work on my Surface Pro.




This is a short-cut keys/menu that you can load with your favorite drawing apps. Highly recommend it.


Note: you will need to install Autohot keys first before the ArtDock will work. Link: http://www.autohotkey.com/



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How did you get this working on the Surface Pro? All the settings seem to be for other slates. When I try to run ArtDock.ahk, I get "Error at line 254. Line Text: {} Error: The leftmost character above is illegal in an expression."

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How did you get this working on the Surface Pro? All the settings seem to be for other slates. When I try to run ArtDock.ahk, I get "Error at line 254. Line Text: {} Error: The leftmost character above is illegal in an expression."

I don't think that specific dock works with the Surface, its only for Samsung slate 7 I think and other tablets. I think this link is for the Surface dock...


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I've install Autohotkey first, unzip the ArtDock onto my desktop and rand the ArtDock.ahk... works like a charm for Sketchbook & Photoshop. I haven't tried the other apps :)

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I used those links but when the artdock shows up the actual touch locations seem all of.  It seems that only the left most buttons work and if I move over to the right it hits the buttons far over to the right beyond where I'm actually tapping.


I'm assuming the profile info is wrong?

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OK, I got it.  The problem is with a new DPI Awareness introduced in a recent version of AutoHotkey.  The script does not account for it.


Opening the AHK file and putting in the line:


"Gui -DPIScale"


Makes everything wonderful!   Incredible!

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ok this is nuts... nobody in the web seems to post the solution for this line error within artdock. like magically they now how to solve it,but never post it. may I know the solution? like why nobody share it?

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