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Wacom pad issue

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Aaron Audio says:

So I just picked up a Wacom Bamboo pad and was wondering if anybody has had some of the same issues I am having.

When I put the pen on the pad and hold it completely still, the mouse cursor dances around a little. I can only imagine how that will effect dragging lines around objects in photoshop. Does this happen to everyone?

And now for a question. When moving the cursor around do you hover over the board instead of dragging the pen across the surface? It seems to me that when you drag it, you get the same effect as if you were holding the left mouse button down and moving the mouse.
Originally posted at 7:01PM, 22 July 2008 PDT (permalink)
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afraid caption [deleted] says:

I don't have the floaty dance thing with my wacom so I would guess it's a calibration issue but not sure. And when I'm using my pen I float above the pad until I select something or if I'm using it to write or erase or soemthing like that.
Don't know if my 2 cents hepled but I tried :)
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GeoFX says:

Mine works fine as well but be careful not to get too close to the pad. The sensitivity of pad sometime is too high. I drag my pen across the surface, just like signature pad.
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Aaron Audio says:

I just found that when I put the pad on my leg the mouse cursor twitches like crazy. When I put it on the table it works fine. I even took the first pad back because I thought it was broke. Same issue. Can someone confirm this finding with me. I can live with not controlling the wacom pad from my lap. I guess.
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GeoFX says:

It's not design for a 'lap's top', that I am sure. ^_^ I can give it a try tonight.
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Aaron Audio says:

Anybody else use one of these?
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ShutterCraze (NUEL) is a group administrator ShutterCraze (NUEL) says:

from your User's Manual:

When using the tablet the
screen cursor is very erratic or
jumps around:


On rare occasions the tablet may receive interfering radio frequencies
from a computer monitor or nearby AM radio station. If you notice
interference from a monitor, try moving the tablet at least six (6) inches
away from the monitor, or change the monitor refresh rate or monitor
resolution.
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ShutterCraze (NUEL) is a group administrator ShutterCraze (NUEL) says:

Or anything that is transmitting RF such as a cellphone in your pocket, other electronic gadget nearby. The fact that the problem goes away when you move your pad off/away from your lap is interesting. Maybe try putting a towel on your lap then your pad on the towel, does it still jump around? Slowly put distance between your lap and your pad to try and isolate the source of your problem. Are you experiencing this problem on different computers in different room environments?
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Aaron Audio says:

I guess better understanding the technology used in the transmission of the signal from pen to pad would help me understand what I could be doing to throw off the signal. So far, I have only tried the pad on my laptop. Will try on the desktop and compare results.
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LukeOlsen is a group administrator LukeOlsen says:

I use one too but haven't noticed any of the issues you describe. I would play around with your sensitivity settings.
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ShutterCraze (NUEL) is a group administrator ShutterCraze (NUEL) says:

Here is a guy who did some crazy troubleshooting:

discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=835740&tst...
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Aaron Audio says:

That is some pretty crazy troubleshooting. Ill try wearing the tinfoil hat and see if that helps!
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