When I installed my Bamboo tablet in Windows 7/8, a ring shows anytime I click with the pen. Which annoys me.

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    I put the question and my answer here as the tip for other users as I spent quite a lot of time finding a solution. Oct 1, 2009 at 10:19

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There's a new option. Wacom recenly (June 2013) released a new driver: Version 6.3.6-w3

The new driver seems to completely disable the pen rings and works in both Windows 7 and Windows 8 - I've tried it on 3 Windows 8 machine and 2 Windows 7 machines and can confirm its behavior on Intuos 4 and Intuos 5 tablets.

To use the new Driver:

  • Install the Driver (you will be asked to reboot if you already have a previous driver)
  • From the Start Menu or the Control Panel go to Wacom Tablet Properties
  • For Tablet, select your tablet device
  • For Tools, select your pen
  • For Application, select All
  • Then select the Mapping tab
  • At the bottom left of the Mapping tab, uncheck Use Windows Ink
  • Close Wacom Tablet Properties
  • You are done - you should see no more dynamic feedback/ripples or other effects such as drag-delay or press-and-hold

More details are here: http://viziblr.com/news/2013/6/24/the-windows-and-wacom-tablet-nightmare-is-over.html


Windows 7

I have found the solution:

  1. Open Local Group Policy Editor. It is quite hidden - search for it in Windows Start menu or in Control panel - use the search box as I have not found the shortcut for it. Alternatively you can run gpedit from command line (not from Run in Start menu).

  2. Navigate to User Configuration - Administrative Templates - Windows Components - Tablet PC - Cursor.

  3. Enable the Turn off pen feedback setting.

Windows 8

See Windows 8 RTM and Wacom Tablets - Even More Flawed Than Before

My current solution is to install old drivers: DRIVER 5.24-6 RC FOR WINDOWS 7, VISTA (32 AND 64 BIT) AND XP

  • This works only in Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate, Home and variations don't have the Local Group Policy Editor.
    – Klaim
    Jan 6, 2013 at 22:49

The instructions involving the Group Policy Editor will work for Windows Professional and Ultimate. But it doesn't work on Windows 7 Home Premium - because Home Premium doesn't have a Group Policy Editor.

Essentially you'll need to modify the registry to disable the rings. There's a REG file at the bottom at the link below that will do this for you



Download the latest driver from Wacom and go to the Mapping tab and uncheck the Use Windows Ink box - hey presto circles have gone. Too simple, but took Wacom long enough to get there


In 8.x, go to control panel -> pen and touch. In the pen options under the press and hold section, click settings and uncheck press and hold. Tested and worked for me.

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