Wacom Tablet with (Extended) Dual Monitor Setup


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Hi all.

How does Wacom Tablet behave when used with a Dual Monitor setup in “extension” mode?

1. Does the 4 corners map to the ‘primary’ monitor only?

1.1 Or does it map onto the left 2 corners and right 2 corners of both the ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ monitors respectively?

2. If both the ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ monitors are under Wacom’s coverage, how will the tablet ‘real-estate’ be shared? Is it 50/50?

Thanks for reading.

Visuals.
 

enivre

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i believe u can either map it to one monitor only or to both, if both it's 50/50. But when it's 50/50 it's VERY tricky to use the wacom because it's proportionately different...

I map it to only 1 of my monitors where I do all my PSing.
 

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Thanks for contributing feedbacks. :)

If we map only to 1 monitor, does it mean we need to use the mouse whenever we transfer toolbars or palettes between both monitors? This would be quite inconvenient.

I wonder how others manage their workflow with Wacom on a 'Extended' dual monitor setup.

Experienced users, please do enlighten all of us here.
 

peapilot

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Set it to mouse mode IMHO. Still feels natural to me.
 

josho

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Had 2 monitor. My wacom is set to 50/50. so i only use the small area to do the picture. The reason is that I want the tools to move to another monitor for better viewing. So far no much problem. All depend on "get used to it" style.
 

willyfoo

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Hi Guys,

Just wrote a simple program to help those with Dual Screen to switch the pen from one screen to another..

Download from http://willyfoo.com/tidbits/scripts/WacomToggle.zip

Just run wacomtoggle.exe to switch screens.
You may map the buttons to Open/Run the exe file as well.

You may right click on the trayicon to open the wacom dialog or to shut down the program.

Happy Toggling!!!
 

willyfoo

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Just discovered an unintended Feature..
You can move a window from one screen to another by dragging it and clicking the toggle button at the same time.

:)
 

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