Glossary

Glossary

Actions. Include mouse clicks, keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+Z, etc.), navigation (scroll up or down, etc.), and more. You can assign Actions to customizable components, such as ExpressKeys™, pen buttons, etc. When you engage the customizable component, the Action is performed. For example: pressing a pen button to right-click.

Application-specific settings. Pen tablet tool and tablet settings that have been customized for individual applications. Application-specific settings are in effect whenever you use the application.

Aspect Ratio. The ratio between the vertical and horizontal dimension of the tablet or display.

Bluetooth. A method of wireless communication between devices.

Click force. The amount of force you must apply to the pen tip for a click to occur.

Customizable components. Includes ExpressKey™, pen buttons, the pen tip, Touch Rings, Rocker Rings, On-screen shortcuts, touch gestures, and Touch Strips. The customizable components available to you will vary, depending on your device. You can set a customizable component of your device to perform a specific Action (see above).

Digital Ink. Typically, handwritten content which has been created using a pen on a computer in the form of sketches, ink mark-up, or handwriting. The handwriting can be converted to typewritten text or used in its original format.

Display Toggle. A feature that allows you to work with your tablet on all displays or on one display at a time. Available only on multiple monitor configurations.

Double-click speed. The maximum time that can pass between clicks and still be accepted as a double-click.

Double tap distance. The maximum distance (in screen pixels) that the screen cursor can move between clicks and still be accepted as a double-click. Increasing the double-click distance makes double-clicking easier, but may cause a delay in brush strokes in some graphics applications.

Eraser-aware application. A software application that has built-in support for the pen eraser. These applications take advantage of the eraser in different ways, depending on what makes sense for the application.

Expand. A motion used when navigating with touch. Touch the tablet surface with two fingers spaced closely together, then move your fingers apart.

ExpressKeys™. The customizable component buttons located on your pen tablet.

Fingerwheel. The control wheel on the optional Airbrush.

Grid panel. A rectangular On-screen shortcut.

Modifier. Modifier keys include Shift, Alt, and Ctrl for Windows, or Shift, Control, Command, and Option for Mac. You can customize your tool buttons or ExpressKeys™ to simulate a modifier key.

Nib. The replaceable pen tip.

On-screen shortcuts. Menus that display on your pen display or on your computer's monitor. You can use On-screen shortcuts to access the settings you frequently use.

Pairing. A method of creating a virtual cable (Bluetooth) link between two devices.

Pan. A motion used when navigating with touch. Touch the tablet surface with your fingers and move them in the same direction.

Pen gestures. Allow you to customize left, right, up, or down pen movements to perform particular actions (undo, redo, scroll, zoom, etc.) while moving your pen tip and pressing a pen button or ExpressKey. Only available on select devices.

Pen holder. A pen storage tool typically attached to your device. Often includes a loop in which you can insert your pen. Is sometimes removable and may contain a nib removal tool and/or extra nibs.

Pen input. A method of controlling a computer using the pen.

Pen stand. A stand-alone pen storage tool in which you can place the pen in an upright position, tip-down.

Pinch. A motion used when navigating with touch. Touch the tablet with two fingers spaced slightly apart, then move or 'pinch' your fingers together on the tablet surface.

Pixel. The smallest unit of measure on your display screen.

Pressure sensitive. A quality of the Wacom pen tip and eraser that senses the amount of pressure being applied. This is used to create natural-looking pen, brush, and eraser strokes in applications that are pressure-sensitive.

Pressure-sensitive application. Any application that supports pressure-sensitive input.

Proximity. The height above the tablet active area where pen detection occurs.

Radial menu. A circular On-screen shortcut.

Rotate. A motion used when navigating with touch. Touch the tablet with two fingers spaced slightly apart and rotate them in a circular fashion, move them in opposing directions, or hold one finger stationary and track your other finger around the stationary finger.

Swipe. A motion used when navigating with touch. Touch the tablet surface with three, four, or five fingers and sweep them quickly across the tablet in the same direction.

Tap. A motion used when navigating with touch. Touch and lift a single finger (or multiple fingers, depending on the gesture) from the tablet.

Tilt-sensitive. A quality of the pen tip and eraser that senses the amount of tilt between the tool and the tablet. This is used to create natural-looking pen, brush, and eraser strokes in applications that are tilt-sensitive.

Tip Double click distance. The maximum distance (in screen pixels) that the screen cursor can move between clicks and still be accepted as a double-click. Increasing the double-click distance makes double-clicking easier, but may cause a delay in brush strokes in some graphics applications.

Touch. A method of interacting with a computer using only your fingers on the tablet. May also be referred to as touch input.

Touch Ring. The customizable control ring located on your pen tablet.

Touch Strips. The customizable control strips located on the back of the Cintiq 22.

Touch sensor. The navigation area of your pen tablet where touch is detected. The touch sensor resides within the active area, and does not accept pen input.

Track. A motion used when navigating with touch. Touch and move a single finger across the tablet surface.

Wacom Link Adapter. Adapter for some creative pen displays on machines without a USB-C port.

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