Wacom Tip of the Week

Last week I did quick tip with the new Intuos 4 from Wacom
and it seemed to be well appreciated by everyone so I thought I would perhaps try to get a Wacom related tip in every week. So this week I am talking to all of you who use a tablet with a dual monitor display. When you have a tablet set up on a dual display, by default it maps the area of both screens to the tablet. Meaning one half of the tablet controls one monitor and the other half controls the other. That’s fine if you like to work that way, but what if you want the entire tablet to be mapped to entirely one monitor. Simply go into the Wacom driver into the Functions section choose an Express key to modify. Click on the menu and choose Display Toggle. (You will only see this if you have two monitors connected.) That’s it! Now you simply press the express key to jump back and forth between the monitors while using the full area of the screen to the full area of the tablet. You can also set this up on one of the buttons on the pen itself. I personally use it this way because it puts the display toggle right at my fingertip.

Also if you are wanting to get more in depth with setting up your Intuos 4 you can check out my online course at KelbyTraining.com. It is called Getting Up To Speed with Intuos 4.



  1. Dawn @ My Home Sweet Home 8 April, 2009 at 12:59 Reply

    I got my very first, itty bitty Wacom tablet last week. My problem is that I can make it work with every program except Photoshop and Lightroom. I’m sure I’m doing something wrong, just don’t know what. I’m enjoying it anyway since I deal with wrist pain, and it seems to help.

  2. TraumaHound 31 May, 2009 at 14:39 Reply

    I have the 4×6 Intuos3 that after over a year in the box I’m finally starting to use. No dual-monitor set-up (yet!) but more Wacom tablet tips in general would be appreciated.

  3. Genie 17 October, 2010 at 19:10 Reply

    Thank you Thank you. Just started using dual monitors with CS5. (perfect for tutorials) Now my wacom tablet works great with both sides..or just one at a time! Thanks again Corey.

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