I have an Aiptek Media Tablet which I've used on my old computer for creating digital art. For about a month now, I also have a new Quad-core Windows Vista 64-bits system with plenty of disk space and RAM.And the tablet works perfectly on my new system. Then, three weeks ago I also bought a second monitor and turned my setup in a dual-monitor system I didn't use my tablet for the next three weeks so I didn't realise that a dual-monitor will increase the desktop size. In my case, the desktop is now 3520x1200.

The problem now is that my tablet, which supports 4x3 and 16x9 modes is now used for a 3x1 mode. Thus, when drawing a circle on the tablet, it becomes an ellipse on the screen.

I hate that!

So, is there a solution to just limit a tablet to a single monitor? Are there other tablets that are more monitor-aware?


Wacom tablets let you map the area on the tablet to a part of the screen. This works perfectly - even on my triple monitor display.

Frankly, any other tablet is really a joke in comparison to the awesome power of a Wacom Intuos.

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  • Well, which Wacom tablet would you advise me to use? Would the Intuos4 offer this ioption? (Can't find this information on their site.) – Wim ten Brink Aug 4 '09 at 0:47
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    I'm pretty sure that all of their Intuos tablets come with the same option. Mine is a slightly older one - I got the "special edition" one in sleek black (love it). The newer ones actually have even more features than mine though. – The How-To Geek Aug 4 '09 at 0:52
  • Well, I'll give away my current tablet then, and but a Wacom. :) I've heard plenty of good stories about them, so it won't be a waste, although it will cause a small dent in my wallet. :) Brings me back to another question: what to do with the old tablet? ;-) – Wim ten Brink Aug 4 '09 at 1:59
  • ebay it – John T Aug 4 '09 at 2:07
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    I use a Bamboo and it has the same option. – RCIX Aug 4 '09 at 2:42

Wacom tablets combined with Multiple Monitor Switcher work perfectly.

  • This works great with my older Graphire3 which doesn't have the nice Intuos control panel. Be advised to read the (short) Usage section, it's a bit weird. – glenneroo Nov 3 '11 at 14:18

In case someone with a Wacom Graphire3 is wondering, here is how (in Windows 7):

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