Tablet active area mapping

Tablet active area mapping

The active area is the area on the tablet that you interact with by pen and touch (if supported). On the pen tablet, the active area might be indicated by a different color or by a pattern. The edges of the active area might be outlined or indicated with marks in the corners.

How does the tablet active area correspond to your monitors?

  • If you have one monitor attached to your computer, the active area maps to your entire monitor.
  • If you have multiple monitors attached to your computer, the active area maps to all monitors.

How does pen movement on the device correspond to what you see on the monitor?

  • Wherever you place your pen on the tablet, the screen pointer moves to the corresponding point on the monitor.
  • The screen pointer on your monitor follows your movement across the tablet surface.

Tips for working in the tablet active area

  • You can customize how the tablet active area maps to your monitors by Opening Wacom Center, selecting your device in the Devices sidebar, then selecting Mapping settings in the main content area. You will proceed to the Mapping tab in Wacom Tablet Properties, where you can make your changes.
  • You can toggle between working on all of your monitors at once to working on an individual monitor by using Display Toggle.
  • If your device has touch functionality, you can also use gestures in the active area to perform specific functions, such as tapping twice to double-click an item. You can access the gesture options by Opening Wacom Center, selecting your device from the Devices sidebar and selecting Touch & gestures settings in the main content area. You will proceed to Wacom Tablet Properties, where you can make your changes on the Touch Options, Standard Gestures, or Advanced Gestures tab.
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