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Problems with your Wacom tablet under Windows 7?

Sunday, June 24th, 2012 | Posted by Jim Thacker


How to fix common interface annoyances when using a pen tablet with Windows 7. Saveen Reddy’s free utility Fix My Pen (link at foot of post) makes the same changes automatically without the need for registry editing.

Microsoft Program Manager Saveen Reddy has released Fix My Pen, a handy little tool for fixing many of the little daily annoyances when using a pen tablet with Windows 7.

(Actually, it came out last year, but we hadn’t seen it until it popped up on several of the CG news sites this week. And it does have one of the best explanatory cartoons going. Behold.)


 

The utility, which is intended for anyone using their tablet with a desktop system, disables many of the irritating Tablet PC-related settings in Windows 7, including Flicks and the rings that pop up around the cursor.

The same changes can be made manually, but it takes time and requires registry editing. And if you’re hoping that Windows 8 might fix things, this recent post by Reddy suggests you’d be better off downloading now.

Read a full feature list for Fix My Pen (Includes download link)

Read Saveen Reddy’s guide to tweaking Windows 7 pen support manually

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  • http://www.tomofnz.com Tom Mooney

    It doesn’t require a utility it just requires the user to go into the Control Panel, open Pen and Touch (or Flicks) properties, click the Pen Options tab and adjust the button mapping Settings for the Pen Actions (in particular Double-tap) and below that uncheck ‘Use the pen button as a right-click equivalent’.

  • James

    Luckily, this problem does not happen in Windows 8! Yea!!

  • Tydal

    Thank you! Such a massive improvement. I don’t want to throw my laptop out of the window anymore.

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