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Pen tip clicks

I am finding it difficult to single-click using the pen tip unless I keep the pen extremely still. Can this movement sensitivity be adjusted? Am also finding double-click difficult. Is the double-click sensitivity adjustable in windows settings?

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> That is an excellent tip and a way to have a fine adjustment on your Click Distance and Speed.


I think the Registry method only applies to mice pointers and WinTab stylus'.

For Windows Ink you need to use the Flicks control panel:


Start > Search for 'flick' > Turn flicks on or off > Pen Options > Double-tab > Settings...


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Windows Ink has always given me so many problems since its introduction that I've habitually disabled it on every system. Not had it enabled in yeaarss :)

Same with Application Profiles, constantly managing/updating them was a chore in the old Wacom control panel so I decided every app would just use the exact same settings/curves!


I've just tried enabling Windows Ink and did the test again - it works perfectly!!


Now I'm rethinking Windows Ink use. My main problem I have with Windows Ink is that it radically changes depending on the developer of the app that is being used.

For instance, in a web browser, the stylus behaves like a mobile device and you're unable to drag-drop or middle-click to auto-scroll.

Or in music/DAW applications the stylus creates radial menus with side button clicks like it would on a touch device.

In some drawing apps using Windows Ink/Tablet PC doesn't work correctly with multi-monitor setups and the mapping is distorted.

Seeing the Ctrl+Shift+Alt modifier tool-tips constantly popping up is quite distracting too!

With Windows Ink enabled I perceive some stroke or modifier-key shortcuts to be a bit slower compared to WinTab. WinTab always feels more responsive and lower-latency. Maybe Windows Ink has improved over the years... but I still prefer it disabled if possible :)


Thank you for showing me the positives of Windows Ink over WinTab though!

In this instance using Windows Ink works great - but I cannot use it for something like a web browser since I need to drag/drop and auto-scroll etc. But if I disable Windows Ink single-click won't work reliably, it'll trigger the selection of a few characters on text links or start dragging images.

Ideally, the XenceLabs WinTab driver would have whatever this anti-hover chatter/jitter filter thing that the Windows Ink is using for single-clicks!


Here's the test again with Windows Ink enabled:

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XenceLabs w/ Windows Ink (9 seconds!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you make selections with the Xencelabs Pen, do you have Windows Ink turned on or off in the Settings program for that application? 


I have Outlook set to focus [1], and with Windows Ink turned off [2], I do not see the clicking issue. 


How is your Windows Ink set for that application? 


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Thanks for posting that and for taking the time to add the details. I'm sending it on to the Driver team to review.

I got a XenceLabs Medium tablet and started using it instead of a mouse - but I'm experiencing difficulty with single-clicks too!

It's almost like the tip is tooo sensitive/accurate - when the tip lifts from the surface it's not in the same position as when it initially touched the surface. This causes a cursor selection/drag to be triggered instead of a click. 


I've tried making the pressure curve harder (and softer) but it doesn't seem to affect the initial press outside of drawing/painting.


I made a comparison between my devices, simply enabling and disabling checkboxes (the app used was BOME Midi Translator, but it's irrelevant as it appears to happen system-wide on anything that requires a single-click). Tablet drivers were installed solo to keep it fair. WinTab32 or WindowsInk enabled made no difference.


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Logitech G305 mouse (16s)


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Wacom Intuos (32s)


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Xencelabs (1m 08s)


Wondering if there's a way to tone down the sensitivity or increase the tolerance of the click registering? I'm missing checkboxes, drag-dropping folders into each other by accident, and miss clicking simple text URL links as it's selecting text instead of clicking!

It's actually quite frustrating to use as it is now :(


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That is an excellent tip and a way to have a fine adjustment on your Click Distance and Speed.


A word of caution for all users; Please know that making edits in your Windows Registry can be life-changing and not always in a good way. Please understand what you are doing before you go in and make edits to your Registry.

 

You can change the distance of the click before it registers as a move by editing the Windows Registry.

• Open the Registry: Start > Run > regedit

• Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse

• Change the values: DoubleClickHeight & DoubleClickWidth to something a little more relaxed.


I personally use a value of 16 px for both directions. I think the default is 4 px.

You can also change the DoubleClickSpeed there too, it's value is in milliseconds.

 

 

 

There is a Double-Click speed adjustment within Windows 10.  


To access that in the Windows Search window > type Settings > Change your mouse settings > then select additional options.


You can adjust your Double-click speed from here. 


Let me know if this helps. 



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