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Windows 7: Wacom Tablet, ring round pen cursor

28 May 2009   #1
MBernard

Windows 7x64 + XP Mode
 
 
Wacom Tablet, ring round pen cursor

I use an Intuos Wacom Tablet in Photoshop CS4 x64, and I've been driven crazy by an animated ring that appears when I touch the pen tip to a menu or slider. It made my movements much less precise. E.g. when I tried to drag a slider a short distance (say, 100% opacity to 95%), the pen wouldn't grab the slider at first; and then it would make much too big an adjustment (100% to 50%...).

I've now tracked down the solution, posted on the EU Wacom forum 2 days ago:Wacom Forum - Wacom Europe GmbH | View topic - small annoying things on vista...

Here's what it says:

"Vista has the 'pen inking' from XP TabletPC edition integrated, allowing gesture and handwriting recognition. You can control the settings in a special control panel for this, called 'TabletPC Input' panel. [Pen and Touch, W7.]
*Disable 'Press and Hold' to remove that circle.*

"You could also disable the service 'TabletPC Input Service' or go to device manager, select Human Interface Devices' and disable WacomVirtualHID.*

"Then Vista does not see a pen devices and will not activate those features. The tablet will still work fine on desktop and in usual pressure sensitive applications."

I had already disabled the tablet PC in Services, but apparently that wasn't enough. I disabled Press & Hold, and the ring has vanished.

This is probably well known to Wacom/Photoshop users who migrated to Windows 7 from Vista, but I migrated from XPPro, and the info was tolerably hard to find online, so I'm posting it here in case anyone finds it useful.

Mary


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10 Jun 2009   #2
carioca

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Win7 N 32-bit, WHS
 
 

Thanks for the info! I have an old Wacom 12x12 tablet and am thinking of using it with Win7...
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10 Jun 2009   #3
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

It's not a problem it's an option to duplicate right clicking by "click and hold".
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11 Aug 2009   #4
kestrel

windows 7
 
 

Any idea on how to get rid of the splash mark on pen taps?
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11 Aug 2009   #5
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Yeah, there's a setting somewhere in the touch panel. I'm not on my touch computer right now, but I'll check later.
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11 Aug 2009   #6
kestrel

windows 7
 
 

Fantastic. Can't wait to hear back.
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15 Aug 2009   #7
Griff

windows 7
 
 

Anyone find out how to remove the splash animation yet? ive disabled all my mouse options and its still there when i use my pen. drivin my nuts.
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15 Aug 2009   #8
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Griff View Post
Anyone find out how to remove the splash animation yet? ive disabled all my mouse options and its still there when i use my pen. drivin my nuts.
it should be in your tablet pc options (you must install your touch/Pen drivers first to have this ability if recall)

i had it installed but it completly messed up my configuration so now im awaiting for either wacom or HP to fix this...
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15 Aug 2009   #9
kestrel

windows 7
 
 

It's not a wacom issue. This same splashing graphic occurs for my Adesso tablet. It is a windows feature (setting? maybe, seems permanent to me). I can get it to disappear if I uninstall the tablet functionality.
as in --> Control panel--->Add remove programs --> Windows Components/ Turn windows features on and off---> Tablet PC components.

I consider this akin to killing the patient as it disables all windows tablet functionality such as inking in word/excel and the tablet input panel. I have yet to find a setting to turn this damn thing off.
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17 Aug 2009   #10
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

The ring and the splash will disappear if you change your tablet settings from "pen" to "mouse" mode after you install the wacom drivers.

My touch screen had a mouse/touch setting as well. Once I switched the "droplet" disappeared.

On my Wacom tablet, both disappeared because my pen has "buttons" on it to replicate the double click/right click.

So Install the drivers ->control panle -> Pen & Tablet Properties -> Tracking mode to Mouse instead of pen.
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