Application-specific settings assigned by you

Application-specific settings assigned by you

The Application list enables you to add individual applications, and then customize your tool settings for that application. For example, if you select an application icon and change the Pen settings, the changes will apply to the Pen only while you are using that application. Application-specific settings can be used with all Wacom pen tablets and pen displays, and with the ExpressKey Remote device.

  • When application-specific settings are added, the All icon changes to All Other, and an application icon is displayed for the newly added application(s).
  • After adding an application, its icon appears in the Application list whenever the associated tool is selected in the Tool list.
  • Select the application, then customize the Wacom Tablet Properties tab settings for your tool and application.

  • The above screenshot is for descriptive purposes; it may not match your screen.

To create an application-specific setting:

  1. In the Tablet Properties, choose the Device and Tool for which you want to create an application-specific setting.
  2. In the Application list click the + button.
  3. In the Currently Open Applications box, select an application for which to create custom settings, or browse to select the executable file of any application installed on your computer.
  4. Click OK.

To remove an application-specific setting:

  1. In the Tool list, select the tool from which you want to remove the application-specific setting.
  2. In the Application list, select the application you want to remove.
  3. Click on the Application list - button. In the dialog, click Delete to confirm your selection. The selected application is removed from the list, along with any custom tool settings.
  4. To remove all application-specific settings from a tool, remove it from the Tool list. Then place the tool back on the tablet. The tool will be added back to the Tool list using the default settings.
  5. Note: This method cannot be used to remove custom Functions settings.

If you are working with a commonly used application such as Photoshop or Illustrator, your tablet's software will identify the application and set the ExpressKeys™ to commonly used functions for that application.


  • If two programs have the same executable file name, they will share the same customized settings.
  • If you are using an application for which you have already customized your ExpressKeys™, those settings will take precedence over any automatic ExpressKey default settings provided by that application. Default settings will take effect automatically only if you have not entered your own ExpressKey settings for that application.
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