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Windows 7: WACOM digitizer and pressure sensitivity

01 Feb 2009   #1
Funnycat

Windows 7 x86 b7048
 
 
WACOM digitizer and pressure sensitivity

7 works with WACOM tablet OOB, but there's no pressure sensitivity. If you install WACOM drivers you get pressure sensitivity but you lose almost all features of tablet PC support, e.g. the cursor becomes a normal mouse, you don't get the virtual keyboard side panel, and the right click doesn't work as designed. Has anyone resolved this issue?


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01 Feb 2009   #2
fillup

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

My Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet works fine in Win7 64bit. I'm using the 5.1.0-4 Vista drivers.
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02 Feb 2009   #3
Funnycat

Windows 7 x86 b7048
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fillup View Post
My Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet works fine in Win7 64bit. I'm using the 5.1.0-4 Vista drivers.
Well, I'm using a tablet PC, it's a little bit different here. What kind of cursor do you see when you're using your tablet? do you see a regular cursor or that fancy star thingy?
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02 Feb 2009   #4
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I am in the same situation as fillup. I believe my pointer looks the same as a normal mouse, but I have never used a Tablet PC. I notice there are several areas in the Control panel that might effect your settings, like Pen and Touch, Mouse, and Tablet PC.

In the mouse panel there is a check box at the bottom of the pointers tab for allowing themes to change the mouse pointer. Have you tried that already?

There is also a mouse pointer setting under the "Ease of Use" panel. You might try changing that to see if it effects your pointer.
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02 Feb 2009   #5
Funnycat

Windows 7 x86 b7048
 
 

My concern isn't the pointer, it's the overall behaviour
When it works as intended (tablet pc mode), to get a right-click menu you have to depress the stylus side button and tap the screen, when it's in its "mouse pointer mode" the right click menu pops up at any moment you press the stylus side button which is pretty annoying. Right now I'm in a weird situation - it works as designed everywhere except for the tablet aware apps (like Photoshop). In Photoshop the calibration is WAY off, and I mean it's like only the upper-left quarter of the screen is affected by stylus movement on the whole screen, and if I manage to open a canvas, the pressure sensitivity works
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02 Feb 2009   #6
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well, I don't have Photoshop either, so I can't try to duplicate your problem. But maybe discussing it will help others.

On the table PC, the stylus calibration normally allows you to move the entire display area? When you open a window with Photoshop, it changes and stays within the confines of the PS window, but if you get out of the window, it goes back to the entire desktop?

All I might think of would the percentage zoom effect this behavior? If you change the size of the PS window or the image zoom, does it still remain in only one quarter of the window?

Do you have Aero Snap turned on? The reason I ask is because something might have been changed as far as how windows are handled and resized for this added feature in W7.

If Photoshop has a trial version, I will download it and try my Bamboo Fun tablet, but of course, it still won't be on a table PC.
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02 Feb 2009   #7
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I'm afraid I don't have any idea what the problem might be. I have an Intuos 2 and have pressure sensitivity in Photoshop Elements, and PhotoPaint. This is using the driver installed during the installation of Seven.

Gary
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02 Feb 2009   #8
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I am downloading CS4 now to try, but I found something you might check into. It appears CS4 is putting out a beta fix and is looking for testers. You might drop this person a line. It doesn't go into what fixes they are aiming for, but he could probably tell you.


adam dot jerugim at adobe dot com
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03 Feb 2009   #9
roy69

Windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

Have you checked the services to ensure that the tablet services are enabled. I had this problem, when I first install my OS I turned off the tablet services because I did not use one, when I finally bought one I forgot to turn the services back on.
As a note if you are using multimonitor and you only want the tablet funtion to work on one screen (The main image) then turning off the tablet service may help. It is all a matter of preference.
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03 Feb 2009   #10
Funnycat

Windows 7 x86 b7048
 
 

Okay, thanks for the replies.
Saltglass, I'll describe the behaviour better: Regardles of the Photoshop window's position, size, maximized state, etc, the pointer stays in the upper-left quarter of the screen. Also I'm actually using CS3. And is Aero Snap when you move a window close to the screen's edge it maximizes/takes a half of the screen?
roy69, All the services are running, otherwise the "pointer star" functions wouldn't work
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