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Artist pad, buttons not behaving as expected
« on: September 07, 2018, 02:23:30 am »
I'm looking to use tablet pro mainly for photoshop so when I load the default photoshop CC setting, I notice some of the buttons don't work as the shortcuts are not matching.
For example the "Brushes" and "Color" button are mapped to F3 and F6 but the default photoshop shortcuts aren't configured for that. It's easy to just add those shortcuts to PS so that's not a big issue.

The bigger issue is that when I try to configure the artist pad buttons. For example I want to map smaller and larger brush shortcuts to a button. That is the [ and ] key however when I configure them in the layout editor, the key is ([ which sends ( t o PS instead of [. Using Shift+([ doesn't work in PS.
I know I can use the default frame where I can drag to change the size but I rather have the control of larger and smaller brush

Another thing that doesn't seem to work properly is the Alt key for the eye dropper. I can't seem to make it behave in a consistent way. When I press the Alt button on the pad and hit a color, sometimes it selects the color but most of the time it just draws instead of selecting. I tried holding the button on the pad or be quick (within a second) but can't seem to get a consistent behavior out of it.

I am using it on a Surface Pro 4

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Re: Artist pad, buttons not behaving as expected
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2018, 08:30:23 am »
I have problems with the buttons locking up ALL THE TIME, too.
Especially the alt-key is annoying but it simply locks up (if you pay attention to how it behaves when it is not working is simply that it doesn't register being pressed at all, simple as that)
In my opinion it is just programmed lously because if you have 2 buttons for the same function ( ALT-key for example) when the first button stops working the second one would still work.
So it has nothing to do with the system or hardware or anything else just that the program itself blocks the button from working correctly (does not register being pressed).
reloading the artistPad helps here, too. So i put a button for reloading it on the artistPad, unfortunately that button locks up from time to time, too. And so that still does not really help.
TabletPro tho actually nice is like it is now just annyoing to work with and i can not recommend anyone to buy it like that.
Especially when you consider that the devs haven't posted anything in this forum for months now.
For me it is useless like that. Every time i try it again i give up frustrated.

I wonder is there anyone out there for whom the buttons never lock up?
I have an lenovo yoga 730, and it happens all the time.
I can't work for a minute without being interrupted by non-working buttons.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2018, 08:34:11 am by ironNoise »