What settings can I assign?

What settings can I assign?

You can change the settings assigned to ExpressKeys™, Touch Rings, On-Screen Controls, pen buttons, and other customizable components of your device in Wacom Tablet Properties. Then, when you engage that component, such as pressing an ExpressKey or pen button, the function that you assigned to it is performed.

Refer to this list of settings to help you decide if you want to change any settings that are already assigned.

Note: The available features and customizable components in this list may vary depending on your device. Refer to the drop-down menus on the settings tabs in Wacom Tablet Properties to see which options are available for the components specific to your device.

Warning: Make sure that the Click setting is assigned to at least one customizable component so you can always navigate and click.

4th click or 5th clickPerforms a 4th or 5th mouse button click.
Application DefinedThe application you are working in assigned a setting for this component.
Auto Scroll/ZoomAssign this setting to the Touch Ring to zoom in most graphics applications or scroll in most other applications.

Refer to the documentation for the application you are working in to see which setting has been assigned.

BackReturns you to the previous step, similar to how Back works in browsers.
ClickPerforms a mouse button click.
Click Lock

Presses and holds the mouse button.

  • Begin the click lock by engaging a component, and then engage it again to release it. For example, if Click Lock is assigned to a pen button, press the pen button once to begin Click Lock and press it again to release the lock.

Tip: Click Lock is helpful when you are dragging objects and selecting blocks of text.

DefaultResets the component to its default setting.
DisabledDisables the component so that when you engage the component, such as pressing the pen button, nothing happens.
Display ToggleToggles between your devices and monitors, if you are using your device with multiple monitors or devices.
Double ClickPerforms a double-click.

Tip: For easier double-clicking, assign this setting to a component, such as a pen button, instead of tapping twice with the pen tip.

EraseSets your strokes with the pen to erase instead of draw.

For example, if you assign Erase to your pen button, you can move your pen over an area you want to erase while pressing the pen button.

ForwardDirects you to a step ahead of where you are in your history, similar to how Forward works in browsers.
Ink Toggle (Mac)Toggles Ink on and off.
  • When Handwriting recognition is turned on, Ink recognizes and converts your handwriting into text and inserts it into a document.
KeystrokePerforms the keystroke or combination of keystrokes that you assign.

When you select Keystroke, the Define Keystroke window appears so you can select a keystroke or create a keystroke combination.

LaunchpadDisplays the Launchpad menu, where you can start applications.
Middle ClickPerforms a middle mouse button click.
Mode Toggle

Assign this setting to a pen button to toggle between Pen mode and Mouse mode.

  • When you first set a pen button to Mode Toggle, the Mouse Mode window appears. Move the sliders to adjust the mouse acceleration and speed.
  • In Pen mode, you use the pen like a regular pen. The cursor jumps to the point where you place your pen, and you define which portion of your device maps to which portion of your monitors.
  • In Mouse mode, you use the pen like a mouse. The cursor stays on the point you left it when you pick up your pen, and you interact with your device like you interact with a mousepad.
ModifierPerforms a modifier (Shift, Alt, Ctrl, Option, Command) plus a mouse button click or mouse wheel scroll.
  • When you select Modifier, the Define Modifier window appears.
  • Select the modifier and then select a mouse button click or mouse wheel scroll to assign that combination.
On-Screen ControlsDisplays the On-Screen Control that you select.
  • When you select On-Screen Controls, the list of Screen Key panels, Radial Menus, and Keypads from the On-Screen Controls tab appears.
  • Select the On-Screen Control that you want to assign.
On-Screen KeyboardToggles the Windows On-Screen Keyboard open and closed.
Open/RunOpens or runs the application, file, or a script you choose.
  • When you select Open/Run, the Run Application window appears.
  • Click Browse and select the item. Click OK.
Pan/ScrollAllows you to pan or scroll in a document or an item by moving the pen tip up and down or right and left. Your screen cursor will remain in place while you move the pen tip.

When you select Pan/Scroll, the Scroll Speed window appears. Move the slider to your preferred scrolling speed.

Pan/Scroll (Legacy)Allows you to pan or scroll by moving the pen tip up and down or right and left. Your screen cursor will move with the pen tip.

When you select Pan/Scroll (Legacy), the Scroll Speed window appears. Move the slider to your preferred scrolling speed.

Pan/ZoomPans or zooms, depending on whether you are hovering or touching the device surface.
  • To pan, hover above (but do not touch) the device surface, and then press and hold the button while moving your pen.
  • To zoom, press and hold the button while touching the device surface and move the pen towards the top to zoom out or towards the bottom to zoom in.
    • If you pick up your pen to hover, zooming stops. As long as you continue to hover and hold the button, you can still zoom when you touch the pen tip to the surface again.
  • If you want to pan again after zooming, release the button and press it again.

Notes

  • If the application does not support Pan/Zoom, the following happens instead:
    • Pressing the button while hovering activates a Ctrl + Right-Click.
    • Pressing the button while touching the surface activates a mouse wheel scroll.
  • When you select Pan/Zoom to assign it to a button, the Zoom Speed window appears. Move the slider to your preferred zooming speed.
  • Changing the pen button mode does not affect this setting.
Precision ModeToggles between normal precision and a precision that you choose, from Fine to Ultra Fine.
  • In the Precision Mode window that appears, move the slider to set the precision that you toggle into.
  • For example, if you assign Precision Mode to a pen button, when you press the pen button, you switch to working in the precision that you selected from the slider. When you press the pen button again, you switch back to working in the normal precision.
Pressure HoldLocks the pressure at the current level until you release the component.

For example, if you assign this setting to a pen button, you can paint with pressure sensitivity enabled in your application until you reach the brush size you like. Then, press and hold the pen button to lock in that brush size as long as you are pressing and holding the button.

Right ClickPerforms a right mouse button click.
ScrollScrolls when you use the Touch Ring.
Scroll DownScrolls your active application down.
Scroll UpScrolls your active application up.
SettingsDisplays the current settings of your customizable components, including ExpressKeys™, the Touch Ring, pen, and touch.

Click on any item that displays to open Wacom Tablet Properties so you can adjust setting assignments, if desired.

Show DesktopMinimizes all open windows so you can view your desktop.
SkipAssign this setting to the Touch Ring center button so you can skip one of the settings that you assigned to the Touch Ring.
Switch ApplicationToggles between the applications that you have open.
Tablet PC SettingsDisplays the Tablet PC Settings menu.
Touch On/Off Toggles touch on and off.

This setting is not available on devices that have a built-in touch on/off switch.

TumbleTumbles, orbits, or rotates items in 3D applications.

If the application does not support Tumble, pressing the button activates a middle-click instead.

ZoomZooms the active application on your computer.

Assigned to a Touch Ring: Slide your finger around the ring clockwise to zoom in and counterclockwise to zoom out.

Assigned to a pen button or ExpressKey: Press and hold the button while touching the pen tip to the device surface and move towards the top to zoom out or towards the bottom to zoom in. If you pick up your pen to hover, zooming stops. As long as you continue to hover and hold the button, you can still zoom when you touch the pen tip to the surface again.

Notes

  • If the application does not support Zoom, pressing the button activates a mouse wheel scroll instead.
  • When you select Zoom to assign it, the Zoom Speed window appears. Move the slider to your preferred zooming speed.
  • Changing the pen button mode does not affect this setting.
Zoom InZooms your active application in.
Zoom OutZooms your active application out.
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