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Wacom Tablet Support

Warning: Entering experimental territory

At present, Wacom Tablet support is experimental, however significantly improved starting with v2.8.0.0 released in November 2019. In order to experiment, settings should be changed via the "Wacom Tablet Properties" application and optionally in the SteadyMouse hidden settings.

Find below the full instructions for changes to Wacom and SteadyMouse that should allow experimenting with smoothed tablet drawing.

Adjusting the Wacom Tablet Settings

Wacom tablets have two modes, "Pen Mode" and "Mouse Mode" and only the latter worked up until recently. Starting with SteadyMouse v2.8.0.0 both should be useable. There is a setting called "Windows Ink" in the Wacom options that should be disabled for the best experience. Once configured it should allow the pen to draw extra smooth lines and curves with SteadyMouse cooperating.

  • Open the "Wacom Tablet Properties" application.
  • Select the "Mapping" tab.
  • Uncheck the box for "Windows Ink" under "Pen Mode"
  • Experiment with both "Pen Mode" and "Mouse Mode"

Adjusting the SteadyMouse Hidden Settings

SteadyMouse has some advanced settings if you know where to look for them. You should not need to change them unless the Wacom tablet is still not working properly.

  • Bring up the SteadyMouse settings window by double clicking the desktop icon.
  • From the SteadyMouse settings window click the little mouse cartoon in the upper right corner.
  • In the "About Window" click repeatedly on the little mouse cartoon (near the bottom of the window) until "Developer Mode" unlocks
  • Experiment with the option for "Use Raw Input Stream Intercept Mode".
  • It is also recommended to try enabling and disabling "Use Direct Cursor Injection".