Glossary

Glossary

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. 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.

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 systems.

Double-click assist. A feature that makes it easier to double-click by setting the size of the double-click distance.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 adaptor Adapter for creative pen displays on machines without a USB-C port.

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