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Windows 7: Wacom Tablet, ring round pen cursor


01 Nov 2009   #21

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks! It was driving me insane!!!! 1st post is the way to go for Graphire4

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01 Nov 2009   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Just found a much easier way to turn off those frigging annoying rings.

See I just tried doing the "gpedit.msc" program, but it wasn't loading the "snap" right or whatever it's supposed to be doing. And I didn't really think surgically editing every entry in the Registry would be a very wise thing to do, unless you're a really deep Windows registry editing type of person.

So here's what I just did for Windows 7 on my Wacom Intuos3 :

Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services -> Scroll down to Tablet PC Input Service (Not TabletServiceWacom) -> Stop Service.

It's also set to start Automatically, so you may want to turn that off so it doesn't bother you again. Just right click on the Tablet PC Input Service -> Properties -> Change Startup Type to Disabled.

I'm sure it'll be a whole bunch easier for everyone that way.

Cheers!!

UPDATE: If you want to be an insane person, you can just restart the service and the splash rings will come back.... Good way to annoy the uninformed.
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06 Nov 2009   #23

w7
 
 

just wanted to post here and say i was having the same darn problem. couldn't believe they would include such a feature without an option being readily available to disable it.
crazy.
anyway the services.msc trick worked for me. the click and hold disable didn't do anything but hey the stupid feature has gone now so job done

might have to frequent these forums more frequently. some useful stuff here
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09 Nov 2009   #24

windows 7
 
 

BDuff, thanks for the very useful information

the rippling circles were very annoying and i've been searching insanely for answers ever since i had my tablet.. D:

thanks again!
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10 Nov 2009   #25

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi

Is there any way of keeping the tablet functions, but turning off the ring round the cursor, with Win 7 Home Premium? I couldn't find the Group Policy Editor - my understanding is that this is only available on Pro and Ultimate.

I've turned off the tablet service completely at the moment, but would like to have the tablet functionality if possible, except for that annoying ring.

Using Wacom Intuos 3.

Thanks in advance
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10 Nov 2009   #26

Windows 7x64 + XP Mode
 
 

Jaeger

There are various things you can do; I've done most of them, to get the ring off the cursor, and also get rid of the palette that turns up on screen offering handwriting options (I'm not sure what it's called; it's some time since I've seen it. Here are various things I've done. They may or may not work for you, because I've got Windows 7 ultimate, and have also done the Group Policy fix. But it's worth a try.

-----In Ctrl Panel there's a Pen & touch applet. On the Pen Options tab, click Settings, and unclick 'enable start input panel gesture'. On the Flicks tab, unclick 'Use flicks' and 'Display flicks' (this is at the bottom).

-----You probably have a Services thing in Windows 7 home premium: right click My Computer, click Manage. In the Comp. Mgmt. pane, on lhs bottom: Services. Go down to Tablet PC Input Service. In the column Startup Type, it probably says 'automatic'. Double click anywhere in the line. Change Startup Type to: Disabled.
Just below it should be TabletServiceWacom.... It should say Automatic. If it doesn't, change it to Automatic.

----Finally, here is a registry fix that I found online and copied to my computer notes. I've lost track of who wrote it, so I'm quoting without credit (apologies to the author):

>>>I found the registry locations responsible for these animations, which in previous versions were referred to as "Dynamic Pen Feedback." It's all controlled by WISP, the Windows Inking Services Platform, and there is a section which enumerates WISP settings which is mirrored in these three locations across the registry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Wisp\Pen\SysEventParameters
HKUS\**\Software\Microsoft\Wisp\Pen\SysEventParameters
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Wisp\Pen\SysEventParameters

>>I think the only values that control the splash and other animations are Splash and UIFeedbackMode, which you should set to (decimal) 0. If you have UAC on it's going to give you fits, as usual, and likely one of those branches is going to tell you you don't have permission in any case, so you'll need to give yourself permission for that key.<<

I haven't tried this fix myself, because the Group Policy, Services and Ctrl Panel routes worked for me, and I only edit the registry when all else fails (taking a backup first!).

I hope one of these, or a combination, works for you.

Mary
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12 Nov 2009   #27

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for the advice. There does seem to be some inconsistency in the way this is implemented, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that some MS-provided tablet features were still there after I disabled the tablet in the services. I'm going to go back through the full feature list and see if there's anything I want that's currently disabled, and go with the registry tweak if necessary. Otherwise, I'll wait and see what happens (if anything) in SR1.

There's a lot of cool features in their tablet implementation (and it's definitely better than just the straight Wacom functionality). It would be good if they do make it easier to tweak in the future.

- Jaeger
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12 Nov 2009   #28

Windows XP to Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDuff View Post
Just found a much easier way to turn off those frigging annoying rings.

See I just tried doing the "gpedit.msc" program, but it wasn't loading the "snap" right or whatever it's supposed to be doing. And I didn't really think surgically editing every entry in the Registry would be a very wise thing to do, unless you're a really deep Windows registry editing type of person.

So here's what I just did for Windows 7 on my Wacom Intuos3 :

Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services -> Scroll down to Tablet PC Input Service (Not TabletServiceWacom) -> Stop Service.

It's also set to start Automatically, so you may want to turn that off so it doesn't bother you again. Just right click on the Tablet PC Input Service -> Properties -> Change Startup Type to Disabled.

I'm sure it'll be a whole bunch easier for everyone that way.

Cheers!!

UPDATE: If you want to be an insane person, you can just restart the service and the splash rings will come back.... Good way to annoy the uninformed.

This worked for me the first time until I used Windows 7 Snipping Tool. Then it came right back without changing the settings. I had to use the gpedit solution. I sure hope they find a way to make this easier to find and implement. I use my Graphire as a mouse. I can't even use a mouse anymore. I just use my Wacom---my Intuos I use for Photoshop, but the Graphire is my normal navigation tool.

Thanks for finding solutions to this massively annoying problem.
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30 Nov 2009   #29
rab

windows 7 home premium
 
 
Turn off pen feedback

Can somebody please tell me how to get to the "turn off pen feedback" screen in Windows 7 home premium?

Thank you.
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20 Dec 2009   #30

Windows 7
 
 

You really have to watch it if you disable the TabletInputPC service!!! My HP Pavilions have been acting silly since I took this advice and disabled them, in order for my Cintiq/Pen to work without those stupid rings. What happens to me, on 2 PCs, is the USB keyboard starts flaking out and none of the characters I type correspond to the correct keys- although the pen works just fine, of course! You'll end up typing gibberish in Windows 7 on these HP machines, and the wrong combo could enable the SLEEP command of your PC!!! When I re-enable the service, the typing straightens itself out shortly after. Seriously it is not instantaneous, it takes a few open and closes of Notepad, and typing, to sort the keyboard back out. We need a solid resolution that ring is seriously annoying, considering that I draw art with this Cintiq 21ux and the ring is terrible for that! Someone get back to me if there is a less intrusive method to do this.
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