Test the ExpressKeys™, Rocker Ring, and Touch Ring

Test the ExpressKeys™, Rocker Ring, and Touch Ring

If your ExpressKeys™ or Rocker Ring do not work as you expect, check the assigned functions or reset them to their default conditions. See Testing the Pen Display for more information on testing components.

  1. Open Wacom Tablet Properties and click on the About button. In the dialog that appears, click Diagnose... The Diagnostics dialog shows dynamic information about the pen display, your tool(s), and information for touch-sensitive tablets.
  2. If more than one device is connected to your system, select the one you are testing in the Tablet Info menu.
  3. Use the information shown in the dialog to test your tablet and tools.


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

Testing the ExpressKeys™

  1. With the Diagnostics dialog open, observe the Tablet Info column as you test each ExpressKey. Be sure you have selected the device you are testing from the Tablet Info menu.
  2. Test the keys by pressing them one at a time. Each time you press a key, its number is shown next to the Left Buttons category.
  3. When you are done, click the Close button.

Testing the Rocker Ring

  1. With the Diagnostics dialog box open, observe the Tablet Info column as you test the Rocker Ring. Be sure you have selected the device you are testing from the Tablet Info menu.
  2. Press each Rocker Ring position and the Center Button one at a time. The number for each one will be shown next to the Left Buttons or Right Buttons category.
  3. Press the Center Button and each Rocker Ring position, and verify that the function you have set is being performed.
  4. Click the Close button to exit the dialog.

Testing the Touch Ring

  1. With the Diagnostics dialog box open, observe the Tablet Info column as you test each Touch Ring. Be sure you have selected the device you are testing from the Tablet Info menu.
  2. Slide your finger around the entire circumference of the Touch Ring and watch the Left Touch or Right Touch number, depending on which Touch Ring you are testing.
  3. Press the Touch Ring mode buttons to toggle between modes, and note whether the Status LEDs illuminate. As you press each button, an overlay will appear briefly on your display screen to show the button function assignments. The button number is shown next to either the Left Buttons or Right Buttons category. If any of the functions are set to Skip, the corresponding LED will be skipped in the toggle sequence.
  4. When you are done, click the Close button to exit the dialog.

If these tests fail, you may have defective hardware. Visit Wacom Support.

Not all tablets have ExpressKeys™, Rocker Rings, and/or Touch Rings.

Important: Some applications can override and control the ExpressKey or Rocker Ring functions. Consider closing any open applications except Wacom Tablet Properties when testing the Rocker Ring.

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