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Aug132011

Fix My Pen Makes your Wacom Tablet JUST WORK on Windows 7

If you are using an older Wacom tablet with Windows 7 the Fix My Pen tool will help you get rid of these annoying things in Windows 7:

  • Dynamic Feedback “Rings” when clicking
  • Pen Flicks
  • Tablet PC input panel
  • Press-and-hold delay when clicking

NOTE: If you are using Windows 8 or 10, or have a newer Wacom see this post: The Windows and Wacom Tablet Nightmare is Over

Instructions

Download Fix My Pen from here: https://github.com/saveenr/Fix_My_Pen/releases 

Right-click on the ViziblrFixMyPen.exe file and select Run as administrator.

When Fix My Pen starts, you will see all the settings are marked “bad”.

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Click Make everything good. Then the program will look like this.

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Close the program.

Log-out and log back in to Windows .

Now you can use your Wacom pen without all the Tablet PC nonsense.

 

I have tested it on Windows 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, and Home Premium.

 

To Verify that it Works

The Flicks icon will no longer be visible in the Notification Area

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The Flicks tab in the Pen and Touch control panel will look like this

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The Tablet PC Input panel will no longer be visible on the Desktop

The Tablet PC icon will no longer show up next to text input boxes

The Tablet PC Input panel options in Control Panel will have several items disabled and grayed-out:

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The Press and Hold value in the control panel will be disabled.

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Dynamic Feedback rings will be disabled and you will no longer see them when clicking.

Technical Notes 

On Windows 7 and Windows Vista you have to follow an arcane set of instructions like this. Fix My Pen, automates those steps – by setting the appropriate Windows registry keys.

License Terms

This is an open source tool distributed under the standard MIT License. You can see the full text of the license here: https://github.com/saveenr/Fix_My_Pen/blob/master/README.md

Source Code

It’s all up here: https://github.com/saveenr/Fix_My_Pen/

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Reader Comments (56)

You are just the best. Thank you. I was trying everything I could google and it wasn't working.

September 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterunp

Those damn circles appeared for the first time after I have updated my tablet driver! So Thank you so very much!

September 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJMEMY

Fantastic - I don't know how many different solutions I've tried but yours worked FIRST time.
THANK YOU SO MUCH xxxxxxx

October 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNeilC

Sir, you made my day. Thank you so much for this awesome tool.

October 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbs3d

i could kiss you!!
thank you so much, this works perfectly!
i had turned all my settings off earlier and it worked for like... one night, and then it all just turned back on again by itself (but according to the settings was still off)
your program fixed it for me <3 thank you thank you thank you!

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercinnibites

THANK YOU SO MUCH. I've had some of this crap disabled for years on my Windows 7, but Visual Studio 2012 would completely ignore that and add the delay and ring etc. - but this tool completely destroyed it. THANK YOU.

December 31, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbaba

THANK YOU SOO MUCH!

January 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobocopatrick

That solution above worked perfectly. Thank you for sharing :)

January 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiarmuid

Thank you SO very much for posting this. You saved me from going stark raving crazy. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

nice tool but unfortunately it fails on my BOXX 4920 Windows 7 machine with HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft|TabletPC is denied, and stops dead at that point, wacom driver installed was 634-3

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Update on 2013-01-30: I contacted kwiley offline. The problem he was experiencing was that he didn't launch the tool via "Run as Administrator". Once he did that, the tool worked. -saveen

January 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkwiley

I freakin' love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gonna stay up all night drawing now) XD

February 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterts-squid

You are a master of UX, and a noble coder. I applaud your "Make everything good" button, forever.

February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEcnassianer

THANK YOU SO MUCH! I'm using the wireless Intous5 touch. I've been having this problem since the last driver update. This solution fixed it permanently. Thanks again for taking the time to help with this frustrating issue.

February 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStobak

so so so so so so so so awesome

March 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterhrr

My re-install nightmare is over. Thanks a million!

March 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChris LaChance

I could kiss you

April 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSJB

Joder. Eres mi héroe tío.

Thanks a lot!

May 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTom

Oh my goodness! This little fix is the BEST ever!! Thank you so much for this! Thank you! Thank you! I cannot say it enough!

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

Thank you! I can't believe I didn't discover your tool until now - used to dig into registry editing for this.

August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarius Monsen

Worked flawlessly @.@

September 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAdi

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