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Old 17th June 2011, 11:15 AM
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Scroll via "Middle click" on Wacom Bamboo Tablet

Dear friends,

I recently purchased a Wacom Bamboo Pen Only (CTL-460). It's a great device and in Fedora 15 (x86_64) it worked out-of-the-box like a charm!

I don't miss the rubber or the extra keys on the tablet. But I'm having quite some trouble, using the pen as a mouse replacement in all day use. The following is with respect to usage outside GIMP and Inkscape (i.e. Firefox, Nautilus etc). What I would really like to have, is:

+ scrolling by pressing the "first button" and simply _moving_ the pen. Just like with my Thinkpad-Trackpoint: Here I press the middle key and can then scroll just by controlling the Trackpoint. Would already be cool, if I could scroll by pressing the "first button" and touching the tablet. A short tap while pressing the "first button" should still be a "middle click"!

Looking forward to your tips! tuxor

# Removed obsolete comments...
# This is how the device is recognized in dmesg:
[  955.765134] usb 6-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 5
[  955.916188] usb 6-1: New USB device found, idVendor=056a, idProduct=00d4
[  955.916197] usb 6-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[  955.916204] usb 6-1: Product: CTL-460
[  955.916209] usb 6-1: Manufacturer: Wacom Co.,Ltd.
[  955.924352] input: Wacom Bamboo Pen Pen as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb6/6-1/6-1:1.0/input/input17
[  955.939340] input: Wacom Bamboo Pen Finger as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb6/6-1/6-1:1.1/input/input18

PPS: Found a solution for "jamming at the edge of the screen". Just resized the "area" a bit (smaller) with xsetwacom...
Fedora on Lenovo ThinkPad T400s

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Old 18th June 2011, 12:28 PM
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Re: Scroll and Middle click via Wacom Bamboo Tablet

This has been discussed in this topic:


Unfortunately, my wish is not supported by the most recent version of linuxwacom.

I'm trying to use "easystroke" for my purpose now...

EDIT: And it works just perfectly! It's exactly what I want. Great thing, easystroke is in F15-repos With gestures and scroll-by-middle-click, I could even throw away my mouse entirely! By the way: If you want to have a "pen click" working even if you are not tapping, you have to type:
xinput set-prop "Wacom Bamboo Pen Pen stylus" "Wacom Hover Click" 1
I was not able to change this behaviour using xsetwacom (should have been option TabletPCButton).
Fedora on Lenovo ThinkPad T400s

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