Steps to remove Windows ripples and stop the connecting of separate pen marks especially when making rapid pen marks like circles, dots, and lines.
A. Get rid of those damn ripples
Source: Windows 7, here; Windows 8, here.
Highly recommend following the advice of poster “zeufparis” for windows 7.
Registry editor image source Wikipedia.
WTF is a detail pane, img or text.
Step 1: Start > Control Panel > Pen and Touch > Pen Options tab > select Press and Hold > click Settings > untick Enable Press and Hold for Right-Clicking.
Also, Flicks tab > untick “Use flicks to perform common actions…”
Same for Win 8.
Step 2: Next, open notepad (win key + r, type in notepad) and copypaste the following
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Save as penoff.reg (correctly saved file icon looks like a cyan rubics cube) > run it (double click file) > click yes to everything > restart computer.
To perform step 2 manually:
open regedit (win key + r, type in regedit) > HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Policies > Microsoft > TabletPC > right-click “TabletPC” > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value > name it “TurnOffPenFeedback” > right click it, select Modify (or double-click it) > set “Value data” to 1 > hit Okay
For win 8:
This means open regedit (win key + r, type in regedit) > navigate to Cursors > right click detail pane to create new DWORD > name it ContactVisualization > double click it, set value from 1 to “0” hexadecimal. And then
Which means, under Cursors > right-click detail pane > New > DWORD > name it “GestureVisualization” > double-click it > set value from 1f to “0” hexadecimal.
Set values to 1 and 1f respectively to enable ripples again.
B. Get rid of those damn connecting lines
Source: here. (reference to issue here and here) It disables Windows “Pen and Touch” feature not just the “Tablet PC Input Service”. Resets after reboot. Use the advice of poster “theechoinside” to make it semi-permanent or permanent.
Step 1: Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services shortcut > scroll down Services window > right-click Tablet PC Input Service > select Stop from menu
Disbles Pen and Touch feature from Windows so Wacom software takes over completely. Re-enables feature on reboot.
Step 2 (optional): double-click Tablet PC Input Services > Startup type > Disable
Keeps feature turned off permanently on reboot. Manual mode turns on feature when an app needs it which defeats the point.
Update 2013-06-04: Found disabling Windows “Tablet PC Input Services” resolved both issues listed above. See B (connecting lines troubleshoot).
Update 2014-05-10: Another way to access Services menu… right click task bar, select “Open Task Manager” > click Services tab > click “Services” button at bottom right.
Update 2014-08-20 Must turn off Windows pen flicks actions and tablet services to get rid of lag caused by Windows (see part A and B steps above) which effects any program using Wacom like Photoshop to Microsoft Paint. Program specific lag after using these fixes maybe hardware (RAM, hard drive speed, etc.) or settings related. Personal observation is the average computer needs more than the “recommended RAM” for high end software like Photoshop.