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Pen doesn´t draw until I drag it.

Intuos, Intuos Pro, Bamboo, Graphire, etc.
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Pen doesn´t draw until I drag it.

Postby Plantara » Mon 20. Aug 2018, 02:11

Sometimes my pen will work properly, and sometimes it doesn't.

The problem is > I put my stylus on the tablet and it wont draw, just until I move it a a certain distance, ink will appear, this limits me from doing small lines since, for lines to appear, I have to drag it away from the starting point.

This happens in every drawing program, I am not sure if its a shortcut or something I set up by accident, or anything else, It has been driving me crazy for the last months, restarting my computer doesn't fix it either, the problem just comes and goes and I have no idea why.
Please help me!

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Re: Pen doesn´t draw until I drag it.

Postby wacom4 » Mon 20. Aug 2018, 12:38

Which OS is this?
Windows? Then please check if unchecking "Use Windows Ink" in the driver helps.

For Photoshop: https://www.wacom.com/en-gb/support?gui ... b9ca812863 and https://www.wacom.com/en-gb/support?gui ... d4c1732a8b

Please see as well: https://www.wacom.com/en-gb/support?gui ... 0675040cb6

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Re: Pen doesn´t draw until I drag it.

Postby Plantara » Sat 13. Oct 2018, 22:33

Pen pressure is working just fine, the problem is after placing my pen down and pressing it wont do anything, after moving my pen a little bit then the line will start off, like a certain distance away from where I started.

Kind of like this:

Starting point is when I pressed my stylus on the tablet.
(Starting point) (Blank space)(Line finally starts)

x (NOTHING)(NOTHING)(NOTHING) _________________________
<----------------- MY PEN MOVING ON THE TABLET--------------->

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Re: Pen doesn´t draw until I drag it.

Postby wacom5 » Mon 5. Nov 2018, 10:10

Is this it the visual issue you are referring too?
Need immediate help? Contact our Support: https://support.wacom.com

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Re: Pen doesn´t draw until I drag it.

Postby Azavok » Wed 6. May 2020, 02:12

I know this post is very old, but for anyone having the same problem, this worked for me.

Depending on your pen, if it has a driver for it, you might need to install it. Usually, after installing and using it, the pen will work much smoother for all drawing apps.

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