RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Tools > Hardware
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Hardware Computers, displays, tablets, scanners, cameras, printers, etc.

Wacom Question

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-15-2002, 10:31 PM
DJ Dubovsky's Avatar
DJ Dubovsky DJ Dubovsky is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Upper Penninsula of Michigan
Posts: 1,659
Wacom Question

First-
Does anyone use those little numbers at the top of the tablet?

Second-
Has anyone accidently gone over one of those little numbers and couldn't shake it off? It hasn't happened since PS 7 and XP also I avoid those numbers like the plague but I have had times in the past when my pen went over a number and no matter what I did, I couldn't get that little number square curser to go away. Not even by closing out PS. The only way I could get rid of the curser number was to do a total shut down. At one time I had thought to try using them but after a few times of that happening I gave up the idea.
DJ
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 06-04-2002, 11:16 AM
G. Couch's Avatar
G. Couch G. Couch is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 951
DJ - I only have a Graphire, so no little numbers for me. What exactly are they supposed to do...are they like programable hot keys?
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 06-04-2002, 01:43 PM
DJ Dubovsky's Avatar
DJ Dubovsky DJ Dubovsky is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Upper Penninsula of Michigan
Posts: 1,659
That's exactly what they are Greg but I never bothered with them and once my cursor locked on to one and wouldn't let go, I stay clear of them.
DJ
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 06-04-2002, 02:51 PM
G. Couch's Avatar
G. Couch G. Couch is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 951
You have probably already tried this...but is there a way to turn the numbers off? maybe in the Tablet driver?
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 06-04-2002, 03:09 PM
DJ Dubovsky's Avatar
DJ Dubovsky DJ Dubovsky is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Upper Penninsula of Michigan
Posts: 1,659
I don't know. I don't recall see anything like that. Only how to program them. If the pen goes over one the cursor will change appearance and look like a little box with a number in it. It hasn't been a problem since XP but I was curious if others ever had an issue with these things.
DJ
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 06-13-2002, 06:01 AM
PixelMover's Avatar
PixelMover PixelMover is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Them Netherlands
Posts: 87
Whenever my 'little number' sticks to my cursor, a simple click (anywhere)with my regular mouse brings back the normal pointer immediately. Have you tried this?

Hey, if you have the 'little numbers' you have to use them! They make life a lot easier, you can program them to represent any combination of keystrokes you want, so any photoshop shortcut you often use, you can have at the touch of a button.

My favourite 'abuse' of the little numbers: use them in Starcraft for cheat-codes-speedup Instead of typing 'enter-what's mine is mine-enter' I programmed this (and more cheats) into my wacom..all i have to do is touch the appropriate number and hey...more minerals for me
Does anyone else here use his/her wacom for making the life of gamer much easier? (after work, of course....ahem)
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 06-13-2002, 07:16 AM
DJ Dubovsky's Avatar
DJ Dubovsky DJ Dubovsky is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Upper Penninsula of Michigan
Posts: 1,659
PixieMover,
Welcome to Retouch Pro. Thanks for the input. I can't recall if I tried the mouse or not since it's been awhile since this happened but I will keep that in mind.
I'm not a gamer but I never even considered using them for any functions other than Photoshop. I can see where they would come in real handy that way.
Yes I should use them and since this problem hasn't occured with my upgrade to Windows XP I might just give it a try. I can think of a few functions that I would like to program into them. Thanks alot, you've given me something to think about even with other programs.
DJ
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 06-13-2002, 07:56 AM
chiquitita's Avatar
chiquitita chiquitita is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 247
I have had my tablet for 3 years and I don't think I have come across that problem. I never use the numbers and I don't see a way in the driver to turn them off, though I have an older driver.

What size tab do you have?
I have a 9x12 which is mapped a bit smaller to save my arm. The mapping is probably why I never roll over the numbers.
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 06-13-2002, 10:47 AM
DJ Dubovsky's Avatar
DJ Dubovsky DJ Dubovsky is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Upper Penninsula of Michigan
Posts: 1,659
I have the 6x8 Intous. Perfect size for me. I considered the larger one but it was just too much. I wasn't aware that any driver could turn the number functions off.
Do you use your 3D mouse much? I know they came with the larger tablets. Some people I heard from don't like it.
DJ
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 06-13-2002, 11:48 AM
chiquitita's Avatar
chiquitita chiquitita is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 247
Nope, I don't ever use it actually. I like to use my regular mouse for regular surfing.

The tablet requires too much arm movement for anything other than using it for artistic purposes. A friend has one of the smaller tablets, however, and he uses the mouse quite extensively. (Less arm movement.)
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Tools > Hardware


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wacom tablet question sunkist4338 Hardware 5 10-23-2006 06:35 PM
Aiptek vs. Wacom themanda Hardware 5 08-27-2004 08:05 PM
Agree WACOM Support in Europe is AWFUL? DoodleBug Hardware 4 02-11-2004 11:33 AM
A Photoshop question and A touch up question scw1217 Photo Restoration 4 03-23-2002 10:41 AM
This is probably a stupid question Doug Nelson Image Help 0 08-08-2001 05:59 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved