Configuring Your Wacom Pad or Writing Pad
This guide will explain the exact steps of how to configure your Wacom pad or writing pad on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Ideally, you shouldn't have to do any or very much configuration when you plug in your Wacom pad or writing pad. If it doesn't seem to be working correctly, however, here are some tips you can refer to.
First, install your pen tablet drivers from Wacom's site or the writing pad's site. If you don't install the drivers, your pad may work like a mouse, but it won't be fully operational.
- Start > Control Panel > Pen and Touch: (if you don't have this control panel item, ignore this)
- Select Press and hold, click settings, and disable it. Press and hold will cause problems with the start of squigs!
- Disable Flicks. Flicks may cause problems.
- Start > Control Panel > Pen Tablet Properties (or Bamboo)
- Set Double Click Distance to the smallest setting, or it will cause problems with small squigs!
- Tracking: Pen Mode. You can also limit the writing area to a portion of the screen by clicking "Details...".
- You should also make sure that Windows Ink is disabled.
- You can also disable the ripple effect from pen clicks if you want. If the pad still doesn't seem to be working correctly, we recommend trying another browser (Firefox vs Chrome for instance).
- System Preferences > Other > Wacom Tablet > Grip Pen
- Set Tip Double Click Distance to the smallest setting, or it will cause problems with small squigs!
- Mapping: Pen Mode. You can also limit the writing area to a portion of the screen here.