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Accidental left-clck

Intuos, Intuos Pro, Bamboo, Graphire, etc.
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Accidental left-clck

Postby erbster » Tue 23. Feb 2021, 17:52

I wonder if more experienced users can offer me some advice on this please.
I have an Intuos BT on MacOS 11.2.1 with all drivers installed.
My issue is this: I am left handed, but due to a childhood injury, I am unable to bend my left thumb at the last joint (the one just before the thumb tip).
It means I hold my (conventional) pen oddly, but I have (in my opinion) pretty neat hand-writing. I use my Intuos not only for image-editing, but also as a teacher. I like to write on my powerpoint or on PDFs etc to annotate and to model what I want the students to write.
When I use my Intuos for image editing, its all good (I'm still adjusting to that); however when I try to write, all hell breaks loose. The pen will write normally for a bit and then develops a life of its own, whereby the pen will continue to draw even after I have lifted it up, which results in random trails all over my work. I thought I had a hardware fault, but I now believe that as I am writing, I tend to roll the pen a little and accidentally click the left mouse button because I am not holding the pen in the normal way.

Sorry for this rather long (first) post, but I wonder if anyone has any suggestions for how to avoid this. Can I temporarily disable the buttons, for example? Any thoughts gratefully accepted

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Re: Accidental left-clck

Postby wacom5 » Wed 24. Feb 2021, 14:44

Disabling the Pen's Side Switch is certainly the most viable option if that's really what is causing the issue.
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