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I have Wacom Intuos3 and I haven't been able to really use it because every time I put the pen tool on the pad, it draws a yellow post-it note sticky that grows as I move the pen around the pad and won't allow me to anything, but drawing on that temporary yellow sticky. Then after I pick the pen up, it disappears. How do I turn this function off? Sky

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  • sky davison Apr 09, 2011

    Thanks for your response. I'm using Photoshop CS version 8, but the tablet draws that "post-it note" whenever I put the stylist on the pad regardless of if there is a program running or not. I have to click the stylist button a few times in combination with tapping the pen on the pad. Then I MIGHT be able to grab a window or select something.

  • sky davison Apr 13, 2011

    Greetings Lee,

    I apologize for the delay to your response. I haven't had my pad with me this weekend. I tried what you suggested to no avail. I've attached a link to a photo of the problem. Hopefully, this will better explain things.

  • sky davison Apr 14, 2011

    I'm using Mac OS X Version 10.5.8


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First off what program are you using with your tablet? Once I have that information I can assist you further.
Thank you,

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    Lee A. Apr 09, 2011

    Ok, so just so I understand the post it note opens up no matter what. Even when photoshop isn't running? Have you downloaded the latest drivers from the website?
    Here is the link:
    Thank you,

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    Lee A. Apr 09, 2011

    Also here is a link to the manual as well:
    Thank you,

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    Lee A. Apr 13, 2011

    what OS are you running vista or 7?

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    Lee A. Apr 14, 2011

    It looks like you are working with a Mac system. This is actually a component of your Mac's Operating System. To disable the handwriting recognition window, just open your System Preferences and click on 'Ink'. Then, uncheck the box next to 'Allow me to Ink in any application'.

  • maria McEachen Oct 06, 2011

    OMgosh! THANK YOU,

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    Lee A. Oct 07, 2011

    Your very welcome!


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