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Windows 7: Wacom Tablet- Blinking Cursor Problem

20 Aug 2009   #11
bfortuna

Windows 7
 
 

Kestrel,

I did try that but for some reason it didn't work for me. I double checked its unchecked and I have restarted my computer twice now. Maybe it was something else you did to solve the problem?

Man. . . . computers can be so frustrating. I'm just learning to live with it. I don't have time to become a full time IT guy, I have work to do! Is there a way to contact a Windows rep? They don't have any tech support do they?

Best,

Ben


Best,

Ben


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21 Aug 2009   #12
kestrel

windows 7
 
 

Yes. The behavior is inconsistent which leads me to think it's driver related as well.

I have this image in my mind of the windows driver fighting the Wacom driver.

But seriously, it is annoying. Why does the same solution not necessarily work for the other person?

And why does Microsoft have it in for professional tablet users? There are so many aspects of Microsoft's we-assume-everybody-is-a-moron design strategy that are just appalling.

Check this one out: [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuabLfaiEGM"]YouTube - Microsoft Ink "Features"[/ame]
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15 Sep 2009   #13
BAM5

Windows 7 RC Build 7100
 
 

I've figured out what the "ripple" or "splash" effect is when you click with the pen. Windows considers it to be a pen "flick" which is a shortcut of sorts. Now even if you don't have pen flicks enabled it considers it to be one. So to turn off the effect goto

Control Panel -> Hardware -> Pen and Touch

Navigate to the flicks tab.

At the bottom there'll be a check box for "Displaying flicks in notification area"

Hmmm, I just turned it back on and it's not doing anything. I suppose it was just enabling pen flicks, then disabling. Try that. I can't validate since mine's already fixed. Have fun :P
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16 Oct 2009   #14
Boris

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
 
 

I am still on RC7100 and also have this annoying ripple in Photoshop. Can somebody with windows 7 RTM confirm if this problem still exists?

(windows journal and paint dont show the ripple...)
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17 Oct 2009   #15
kestrel

windows 7
 
 

I can confirm the problem in both Build 7100 and the RTM. (x64 for both)

I am using an Adesso cybertablet and a Wacom Bamboo Fun. The splashing problem does not occur for the Bamboo in either version, but does occur for the Adesso.
Windows drivers also hijack the functionality of both the secondary button on the Adesso and the Bamboo. Which is supremely annoying. Windows ONLY allows you to bind the secondary button on the pen to ONE thing: right click.
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17 Oct 2009   #16
habester

W7
 
 
Solution for splash rings

This was posted on another website, worked for me!
Open command, then type in gpedit for the first instruction.


I have found the solution:

Open Local Group Policy Editor. It is quite hidden - search for it in Windows Start menu or in Control panel - use the search box as I have not found the shortcut for it. Alternatively you can run gpedit from command line (not from Run in Start menu).

Navigate to User Configuration - Administrative Templates - Windows Components - Tablet PC - Cursor.

Enable the Turn off pen feedback setting.
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21 Oct 2009   #17
Boris

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
 
 

Gonna try this tonight. Hope it works
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21 Oct 2009   #18
Disk4mat

Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)
 
 

Thanks habester

Works just great for me. The tap+hold for right clicking still shows the cursor, but thats not so bad really.
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21 Oct 2009   #19
Boris

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by habester View Post
This was posted on another website, worked for me!
Open command, then type in gpedit for the first instruction.


I have found the solution:

Open Local Group Policy Editor. It is quite hidden - search for it in Windows Start menu or in Control panel - use the search box as I have not found the shortcut for it. Alternatively you can run gpedit from command line (not from Run in Start menu).

Navigate to User Configuration - Administrative Templates - Windows Components - Tablet PC - Cursor.

Enable the Turn off pen feedback setting.
Wow, it works!!! Thanks a lot!!!
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22 Oct 2009   #20
kestrel

windows 7
 
 

Yes it does work!

I found out how to get rid of all animations and prevent windows from managing the second and third buttons!

Group Policy Editor--->


User Configuration--->Admin Templates--->Windows Components

---->Cursors---> Turn off pen feedback
---->Hardware Buttons--->Turn off hardware buttons (No more hijacking of second and third button functions by windows drivers!)
---->Hardware Buttons---> Prevent press and hold

And that takes care of everything...
Turn all of these setting on by right clicking---> edit and turning them on.
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