No pen pressure on Wacom tablet (Nevermind) by TheScatterbrain

Well, nevermind, problem solved. Turns out it was just me being an idiot and not testing things properly. This is what happens when you're busy and don't actually have time to deal with stupid Wacom tablets.

Gitte is having technical difficulties again.

So I've been trying to hook up a Wacom tablet with my computer at work, but the pen pressure won't work at all and I can't for the life of me figure out why. Trying to Google my way to an answer just gives me a headache, since the search results overflow with people asking about the usual Wacom driver problem, where pen pressure disappears sporadically.

  • The computer runs Windows 7 64bit
  • I have tried this with two different tablets (with two different drivers, the newest ones from the Wacom website) - An Intuos 5 and some kind of Bamboo. Same result with both of them.
  • There is definitely nothing wrong with the tablets.
  • The issue is not program specific. However, it's very strange, because in the settings for the Intuos driver, there's this little bar for testing the pen pressure, and I can see it registering pressure there. It just doesn't work anywhere else.
  • There is nothing else hooked up to this computer apart from an average keyboard, mouse and two monitors.
  • Yes I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers multiple times. No I have not had the two different drivers installed at the same time.
  • I read somewhere that the Windows Tablet PC features can conflict with Wacom tablets, so I tried turning off everything related to that.I even found this little program for turning off all of Windows' stupid pen input functionality: didn't help anything.

Has anyone tried this or have any ideas for fixing it?

Is there a setting where Windows can switch off pen pressure or something dumb like that? I really don't know what to try anymore, it's a right pain in the ass D:

No pen pressure on Wacom tablet (Nevermind)


18 September 2014 at 13:31:53 MDT

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    I know this sounds really stupid. But have you tried plugging in two tablets at once?
    For the life of me I cannot figure out why, but sometimes when changing from one tablet to another the computer would do just as you descripe, unless I plugged in both tablets.
    Granted it's a long time since I've had this issue, and it could be something they've fixed. It's just the only thing I can really think of.

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      Nope, can't say I've tried that yet. That sounds extremely weird.

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    Try going into Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services, and find the Tablet PC Input Service. Right click it and hit Stop. See if that fixes the issue.

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      Thanks, already did that before. Anyway, the problem was solved, it turned out it was just me being stupid and some of what I already did actually worked.
      If it was the Tablet PC thing or just reinstalling the driver that did the trick, I don't know.