From: Dave M G <martin@au...> - 2007-11-22 01:44:26
I have a Wacom tablet, and the pressure sensitivity works great inside
However, things are not perfect. As anyone who has used a tablet probably
knows, if you have it in "Screen" mode, then the accuracy of the stroke
isn't so great. In "Window" mode, where the size of the tablet matches the
size of the active drawing area, you get a much smoother line with greater
But then in Window mode, the problem is that the location of the cursor and
the location of where the line gets drawn can be different.
I've found a workaround that works in GIMP, which is to assign the eraser
tip of the pen to be in Window mode, and then simply use that as the drawing
device. So I can just flip the pen in my hand and use the stylus tip as my
primary pointing device for selecting things and making menu choices. And
then flip back to the eraser end and just use it as a pen in Window mode to
get great lines.
But... there is one problem in Inkscape. When I use the eraser, there is no
cursor indicating it's location on screen. It can still draw, and draws
smooth, natural curves. But, not being able to see where I am until I
actually lay down a line is kind of a problem.
I'm hoping that people who have tablets will know what I'm talking about, or
at least can easily reproduce this. My apologies if my explanation is not
Is there a way I can get the eraser end of my pen to have a visible cursor
Or, alternately, if anyone has any suggestions on other ways to get the
smooth lines of Window mode while having a usable interface, that would be
Thank you for any advice.
Dave M G
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