Friday, March 5, 2010

How to fix tablet issues with the Wacom Cintiq in Windows 7

Issue #1: Every pen click produces a gray splash/ripple animation around the cursor
1. Open Local Group Policy Click the Start button , in the Run field type: gpedit.msc and hit enter
2. Navigate to User Configuration - Administrative Templates - Windows Components - Tablet PC - Cursors
3. Right click on Turn off pen feedback
4. Select Enabled, Click Apply

Issue #2: Photoshop will lag when you try to use your pen pressure to drive a feature such as fade. Pressing down too long will launch the right click menu.
1. Click the Start button , click Control Panel, then click Hardware and Sound
2. click Pen and Touch
3. Highlight Press and hold, then click settings….
4. Uncheck the Enable press and hold right-clicking

Issue #3: A handwriting dialog appears on the edge of the screen when using the tablet
1. Click the Start button , click Control Panel,
2. click Programs
3. click Turn Windows features on or off.
4. Uncheck Tablet PC Components
5. Restart


Found this the other day. It fixed ALL my issues while drawing.

8 comments:

Lars said...

thanks for this extremly helpful post. Fixed the issue with my old Graphire. Also helped my colleague with his Cintiq.
cheers, L.

Victoria & District said...

Many thanks.
Just moved to W7 at work and the ripple was driving me nuts.

Boon said...

THANKYOU! I've been trying to figure this out before I totally lost it and started breaking things. You rock.

mkalt0235 said...

Still relevant after over 2 years. Thank you so much.

Sweet Fairy said...

Thanks for the info. I appreciate your job. tablet pc

jay paul said...

Very informative and well written post! Quite interesting and nice topic chosen for the post.

Samsung - 15.6" Notebook 4 GB Memory - 500 GB Hard Drive - Black

Samsung - 15.6" Laptop - 6GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Black

jay paul said...

Very informative and worthy post. Thanks for the sharing such a precious updates with us.

Acer - Aspire Ultrabook 13.3" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive + 20GB SSD

Acer - 13.3" Aspire Notebook - 6 GB Memory - 750 GB Hard Drive

jay paul said...

Very informative post. Keep up the good work. I would really look forward to your other posts

Acer - 17.3" Aspire Notebook - 4 GB Memory - 640 GB Hard Drive - Black

Acer - 14" Aspire Laptop - 6GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive + 20GB Solid State Drive