Application-specific settings

Application-specific settings

Settings assigned to customizable components can be further customized for a specific application. This makes performing actions in the application faster and easier.

Tip: Customizable components that you can create application-specific settings for include ExpressKeys™, pen buttons, the pen tip, Touch Rings, Rocker Rings, On-screen shortcuts, touch gestures, and Touch Strips, depending on your device.

The Application list in Wacom Tablet Properties enables you to add individual applications, and then tailor your customizable component 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.

Note: 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).

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Create an application-specific setting

  1. Open Wacom Center.
  2. Select your device in the Devices sidebar.
  3. In the main content area, select the settings for which you want to create an application-specific setting. You will proceed to Wacom Tablet Properties.
  4. In the Application list, click the + button.
  5. In the Currently Open Applications box, select an application for which you wish to create custom settings, or browse to select the executable file of any application installed on your computer.
  6. Click OK.
  7. With the newly added application icon selected in the Application list, create your settings for the selected Tool.
    Note: After adding an application, its icon appears in the Application list whenever the associated tool is selected in the Tool list.

Remove an application-specific setting

Important: This method cannot be used to remove all application-specific settings from Functions tools (ExpressKeys, Touch Rings, etc.).
  1. Open Wacom Center.
  2. Select your device in the Devices sidebar.
  3. In the main content area, click the tool settings for which you wish to remove the application-specific settings.
  4. In the Application list in Wacom Tablet Properties, select the application you want to remove.
  5. Click the Application list - button.
  6. Click Delete to confirm your selection. The selected application is removed from the list, along with any custom tool settings.
  7. To remove all application-specific settings from a tool, select the tool in the Tool list, then clicking the - button. Next, place the tool back on the tablet. The tool will be added back to the Tool list with its default settings.
Note: If two programs have the same executable file name, they will share the same customized settings.


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