Wacom vs. Microsoft, again…

loocas | miscellaneous,technical | Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Here it goes again.

After reinstalling Windows (7 x64, SP1) I installed all my drivers and peripherals, etc… and the tablet is making trouble again.

I konw I had to uninstall the standard Windows Tablet and Touch input piece of shit, disable flicks, or better yet, disable the Tablet input service for good. Luckily Wacom fixed their driver and the right-click button doesn’t hang in programs such as Total Commander etc… so kudos for that. However, I wasn’t able to get rid of one last little annoying feature: the touch/click rings that splash under your cursor every time you hit the tablet plate.

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Until a post deep on some internet forums by a guy calling himself juzerneem suggested a very elegant solution (better than most, suggesting editing registries etc.)

Just go to the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) and:

  • Navigate to User Configuration – Administrative Templates – Windows Components – Tablet PC – Cursors
  • Set Turn Off Pen Feedback to Enabled

Done! :)

Hope this helps anyone trying to get rid of that overly-annoying feature that I can’t even grasp why it was implemented.

2 Comments »

  1. I found this tool a while back and have used it on most of the computers in my office. Quick and easy. http://viziblr.com/news/2011/8/13/fix-my-pen-makes-your-wacom-tablet-just-work-on-windows-7.html

    Comment by Mike Z — January 6, 2014 @ 22:49

  2. Nice, Mike! Thanks for the find!

    Comment by loocas — January 8, 2014 @ 18:33

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