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Windows 7: Wacom Tablet, ring round pen cursor

17 Jan 2010   #31

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

thanks a million. i migrated from vista today and this was exactly what led me to this forum.

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18 Jan 2010   #32

windows 7

I find it amusing how Microsoft and Apple have practically declared this year to be the dawn of the touch OS and tablet PC and yet we can't do something as simple as turn off a cursor animation without digging around and disabling core services.
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29 Jun 2010   #33

windows 7

I've tried all of the suggestions in this thread and get no love at all -- the annoying circles just won't go away. It's really just so weak that they'd put a "feature" such as this in the operating system and give no clean, simple means to turn it the heck off! I am stuck, I just have to put up with it. Not happy at all.
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30 Jun 2010   #34

Windows 7
Disabling Tablet PC service is the only way

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mstewar1 View Post
I've tried all of the suggestions in this thread and get no love at all -- the annoying circles just won't go away. It's really just so weak that they'd put a "feature" such as this in the operating system and give no clean, simple means to turn it the heck off! I am stuck, I just have to put up with it. Not happy at all.
The only way is to disable the Tablet PC service, but leave enabled the Wacom service, from SERVICES section. Sometimes, that has a bad effect on other applications, and you lose pen control, when working with certain applications. ON 2 of my machines, when I disable the Tablet PC service, and open, then close MS Paint, for instance, the cursor no longer responds. With the latest Wacom drivers, if I take the pen off screen (I have a cintiq and Intuos), just to the right of the cursor buried in the top right corner, then come back on screen, the pen will resume. Other times, like using Manga Studio, the pen draw stupid lines that I don't want, with Tablet PC disabled. So use at your own discretion.
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01 Jul 2010   #35

windows 7

If you have Windows 7 pro or ultimate this will solve the problem:
Wacom Tablet, ring round pen cursor

If you do not, you have to disable the PC input service:

Wacom Tablet, ring round pen cursor
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10 Sep 2010   #36

win 7, snow leopard
Get rid of Animated ring round pen cursor in windows 7

The solution is here:
Configuring Windows 7 and your Pressure-Sensitive tablet to avoid cursor “ring” animations (a.k.a “Dynamic feedback”) - Saveen Reddy's blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

This is a very serious article which in detail explain how to get rid of the annoying ripples/rings.

The problem is a typical Microsoft kind of problem, very frustrating, time consuming and so unnecessary. It destroys Your productivity and is impossible to turn of in win 7 for people with ordinary win7-OS-knowlegde.
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06 Dec 2010   #37

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I spent a few hours researching this issue last night and discovered that the Splash Animation(as well as a few other annoying features) stem from the WISP Application that runs in the background. There are no permanent fixes other than to disable the WISP operations. In Windows 7, you'll need to gain file ownership to C:\Windows\System32\wisptis.exe from there, you can simply disable and rename the file.
However this process proved to be much easier by locating the file through Linux, which required no file permissions in order to alter.
Upon rebooting in Windows 7, everything resumed normally, without the little splash animation that causes so much hell for tablet and touch screen users.

I have to say that I'm not certain why Microsoft decided that it was a good idea to use this WISP feature (without a legitimate means to disable it).
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14 Jan 2011   #38

XP 64

Try remove Microsoft Silverlight on "ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS".
I had this operation on WINDOWS XP 64 and sorted out.

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06 Feb 2011   #39

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
renaming solved Home Premium pen splash problem

I had this problem several months ago and the registry hack finally did the trick BUT then it came back, and the system wouldn't let me changed the values in the registry! Renaming the wisp file name in C:\Windows\System32\wisptis.exe to "annoyingwisptis" did the trick on restart. Simple fix, and the file is still there in case I find some reason why I have to have it later. And no, I didn't have to hunt for the file in Linux, but I do have windows show all files including those pesky system files.
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25 May 2011   #40

Windows XP

Hi ! I'm a XP user. Does anybody know how to remove the ring (actually a star) on XP ?
Thanks in advance !
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