Question about Wacom Intuos3 Graphic Tablet
Whenever i bring my tablet pen towards to tablet to use it, there's always an initial delayed response by the pen. It doesn't begin moving on the screen for a few seconds, and this happens like ever time i bring the pen too far from the tablet for too long and it's getting really annoying waiting for my pen to activate/ respond on the screen.
I had a similar problem with Vista which made the pen/cursor freeze just as the tip was placed on the tablet face.
The problem turned out to be a Vista setting.
I went to Start > Control Panel > Pen and Input Devices.
Then in the Pen Options tab highlight the "Press and Hold" pen action and then press the "Settings..." button. In the dialog box that opens uncheck the "Enable press and hold for right-clicking" check box. Hit "OK".
Worked for me.
Posted on Jul 22, 2008
Have the same problem on a Quad Core PC running Vista and an Intuos 3. Take the pen too far away from the tablet and I'd lose cursor control.
Rang Wacom Australia in Sydney and the tech said there had been a faulty batch of pens. I've sent my pen back for exchange and am waiting on a new one.
If true, it might explain why the problem is covering both Macs and PCs on a range of operating systems and versions. When I get my new pen, I'll report back.
Posted on May 21, 2008
I fixed a problem of a delayed pen-down recognition (about 2 seconds delayed) by turning off the click sound in the System Preferences "Pen Tablet" pane. MacOS 10.5.6, Wacom 5.1.0-3.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
I returned my Intuos 3 unit, replaced it. The new one works perfectly, it was a hardware defect for me.
Posted on May 19, 2008
For me, the Press and Hold option was already disabled, and just a few days ago the 3 second delay issue with my Wacom Intuos4 suddenly came up again. Wacom just released a new driver version a couple days ago, which happened to fixed the delay and saved me $60 on a new tablet pen:
If anyone else is stuck with this problem, I suggest updating your tablet driver first before resorting to replacing the hardware.
Posted on Jun 16, 2012
I've had the same problem with tablet, see above for my woe query this morning ...
since I had two tablets and two pens, I used the old pen with my new tablet and the problem of freezing and delaying is gone now ... it appears to me Wacom has been shifting their latest stuff with either wrong pens or glitch in their drivers .....
Posted on May 20, 2008
I'm running on Mac OSX 10.5 and just got my MacBook back from the Apple store for repairs-- and my wireless Wacom Tablet (CTE) was lagging about a second behind my movements. Like it was in slow motion.
I just went into applications, found the "Pen Tablet" folder, clicked the "Remove Pen Tablet" icon and reinstalled from the original installation CD. I was trying this over and over again before and it wasn't working-- but it was because I didn't remove the pen tablet software first.
Now it's moving around just fine.
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
If you are using Vista :
Open Theme Settings by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, clicking Personalization, and then clicking Theme.
On d you are there make sure you are not using
the Windows Classic Theme.
That did solve my problem
Posted on May 19, 2008
I have that same problem and the latest driver didn't help. I have the same problem between my PC with WinXP and my Macbook with OS 10.5. It always delays with the pen, not with the mouse, and once I take the pen away for more than 3 seconds, it doesn't come back for more than a minute sometimes, though sometimes it only takes 10-20 seconds. Very random...
So, obviously hardware, not software, and pen-related, not the mouse. Anyone talked to Wacom customer service yet?
Posted on May 15, 2008
Try downloading the driver from here. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/6726/wacom-pen-tablet-driver
Posted on Mar 26, 2008
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