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  • Reports of Win10 1709 cumulative update KB 4093112 messing up Wacom pen pressure

    Posted on April 12th, 2018 at 16:15 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    UPDATE: Microsoft has just posted an explanation and remediation on Reddit:

    Dear Windows Ink Community,

    In an effort to provide our users with more control over pen behavior in legacy Win32 applications, we provided a mechanism (starting with Windows 10 Spring Creator’s Update Build 17110, see this post) to enable the previous behavior from the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

    Due to high demand from the community we also brought this mechanism to the Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update via KB4089848 which accompanied other operating system updates. Unfortunately this update also introduced an unintended regression in pen behavior for a subset of popular Win32 applications (i.e. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Clip Studio Paint) that results in unexpected panning/scrolling.

    We are actively working on delivering a subsequent Windows Update that will remedy the regression that was introduced, however in the interim we want to provide the community some options to the get the expected functionality in these impacted applications:

    Option 1: Upgrade to the Windows 10 Spring Creator’s Update

    Option 2: Execute the following from an elevated command line, and all legacy Win32 applications will get the pen behavior from the Windows 10 Anniversary Update: “reg add HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Pen /v LegacyPenInteractionModel /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f”

    On behalf of the Windows Ink team, we regret any inconvenience that this has caused our users and hope that the above solutions will minimize the impact on pen workflows until we remediate this via Windows Update. We will keep this thread updated with the latest news on its availability.

    Thanks, David WindowsInk@microsoft.com

    Here’s my original post, modified to remove a reference one reader found objectionable:

    Lots of reports on Twitter of the latest Win10 1709 cumulative update screwing up Wacom pens.

    Microsoft MVP and Community Moderator Barb Bowman describes the problem succinctly:

    the pen drags the canvas around instead of the drawing.

    She has a post that may help you fix the problem:

    https://digitalmediaphile.com/index.php/2018/04/11/fix-for-pen-dragging-canvas-in-photoshop-2018-cc-after-windows-update-3/

    Barb goes on to say that the problem also appears with the March Win10 1709 cumulative update, KB 4089848.

    The solution is to change the registry setting HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PenLegacy\PenInteractionModel\ to 1.

    Many thanks to @skaldheim for pointing me to the threads!

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      woody
      Da Boss

      Lots of reports on Twitter of the latest Win10 1709 cumulative update screwing up Wacom pens. https://twitter.com/SydWeiler/status/983898360036851712
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      BobbyB
      AskWoody Lounger

      Option 1: Upgrade to the Windows 10 Spring Creator’s Update

      Pardon my sarcasm, but what Windows 10 Spring Creator’s update? it would appear its MIA (missing in action) lol 😉

    • #184410 Reply

      Noel Carboni
      AskWoody MVP

      What floors me is that “a subset of popular applications” broken includes Photoshop.

      Just to give you an idea of how important and pervasive Photoshop is in the graphics world, most display drivers (e.g., by AMD, nVidia, Intel) do special things when they detect they are being called by Photoshop.

      Granted, sometimes it seems like just about everything seems to break Wacom pen support, but didn’t even one person at Microsoft try their changes before release with the most popular graphics application in the world? Or ask Adobe to check out a pre-release version for them?

      One could be forgiven for thinking there is just one guy at Microsoft doing any testing and he’s out on vacation…

      -Noel

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      • #184546 Reply

        lurks about
        AskWoody Lounger

        “One could be forgiven for thinking there is just one guy at Microsoft doing any testing and he’s out on vacation…”

        I wonder if the QA department has been completely shut down. It seems like every month there is a major show stopper for a relatively common hardware device (dot matrix printers, usb ports, wacom pens, etc.). Items that even none users are aware of their existence and it should be straightforward to test the build against them, if a bit tedious.

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      david-windowsink
      AskWoody Lounger

    Please follow the -Lounge Rules- no personal attacks, no swearing, and politics/religion are relegated to the Rants forum.

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