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Old 06 June 2012   #1
FixMyPen for Windows7 vs Wacom

Just found this to fix the the suffering that Microsoft made upon those that use tablets in Windows 7.

http://viziblr.com/news/2011/8/13/f...-windows-7.html
 
Old 06 June 2012   #2
Thanks for the link, should be a real time saver when setting up a new machine. That said, the person who wrote this
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Remember when your Wacom tablet worked on Vista? It was perfect.

No rings.

No dynamic feedback.

No flicks.

No Tablet PC input panel

No press and hold.
Clearly doesn't remember Vista very well!
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Old 06 June 2012   #3
Yeah, not familiar with all of this suffering you speak of. My Wacom seems to work fine in Windows 7.

I did add that little plug-in that smooths out your brush strokes in Photoshop. Works wonders.
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Old 06 June 2012   #4
@Wyatt: What plugin is that?
 
Old 06 June 2012   #5
Or rename wispts.exe to something like wispts.sucks so it won't run.
 
Old 06 June 2012   #6
I've always done the steps manually to run off the flicks, rings, right click hold = double click problem previously and used this the other day when I have to setup a new machine.

It basically just does all of the changes in the registry for you to turn off the annoying options that Microsoft put in for tablet pc's.

Also, I like that it gives you the status of all of the annoying Windows 7 "features".
 
Old 06 June 2012   #7
Well this is interesting. I have my Tablet PC Input Device set to Disabled. Am I missing out on anything with this option on?

My old-ass gen-1 Intuos runs like a champ in Win7 so not exactly sure why you'd need the trouble making MicroSoft service on?
 
Old 06 June 2012   #8
That Tablet PC stuff is exactly what it sounds like: things to make it easier to use a computer that doesn't have a keyboard attached.

On a workstation you really don't need any of it, although I do occasionally use the onscreen keyboard and tablet input panel.

If you are actually using a tablet PC, you definitely shouldn't run FixMyPen
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Old 06 June 2012   #9
OP = saint among men

Thank you.




Thank you.
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Old 06 June 2012   #10
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@Wyatt: What plugin is that?
possibly lazy nezumi

http://people.happycoders.org/kamih/lazynezumi
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Old 06 June 2012   #11
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Whoops, just checked back. Yep, Lazy Nezumi is the one.
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Old 06 June 2012   #12
What's it all about? Never had a problem with my faithful Intuos 3 under win7. Intuos 4-5 drivers problems?
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Old 06 June 2012   #13
You can disable those things in the Windows settings. No need for special programs. I think I did it like 4 years ago when I still had Vista installed.
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Old 06 June 2012   #14
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You can disable those things in the Windows settings. No need for special programs. I think I did it like 4 years ago when I still had Vista installed.


This is the way it should be. It isn't. Win7 w/ Max is a PITA to get windows to stop reactivating the stupid ripples and right-click lag. I ended up having to disable registry keys and renaming .exe's, beyond disabling those "features". This app will come in handy next time I have a fresh install.
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Old 06 June 2012   #15
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You can disable those things in the Windows settings. No need for special programs. I think I did it like 4 years ago when I still had Vista installed.


Yeah, you can do all of these things yourself but you need to do a combination of several steps. All this really does is all of the steps at one time. It's not necessary at all just a time saver.
 
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