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Pen and touch at the same time? How?
« on: April 30, 2018, 08:29:53 am »
I have the trial version of tablet pro right now.
I specifically bought a surface book 2 in order to use zbrush with tabletpro in tablet mode.
So Iím already trying to get it working for 1 week now and canít figure out how to press alt (not toggle, press and hold) and using the pen to rotate (zbrush works like that).

First thing is, I canít get Alt to turn off when I am releasing my thump,

Second: when I have the thump on alt the pen is not working. So I canít rotate.

Iím using Windows 10, is there a way to allow simultaneous using of pen and touch? And I donít want to toggle alt on and of, I want to hold it, like a real keyboard would work.

I really like to buy TP but the program sadly is useless for me if this is not working :(

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Re: Pen and touch at the same time? How?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 01:00:08 pm »
So, for the 'pen and touch problem' there's an option you can disable from the settings of your pc: Devices -> Pen&Windows Ink: "ignore touch input when I'm using my pen". This option exists for Surface Pro 7, idk about 2.

As for the hold & release button thing, I have a funny roundabout: go to "Edit Layout" for your artist pad, then click on the button you wanna change. Set it to "Frame (with L drag)" and then tick whichever secondary button you want from below (in your case Alt). This button is supposed to be a touch-pad-like substitution, but it does the job for a "hold & release" button. Funny.

Anyway, I know it's been 2 years since this post has been written but I figured it's an important thing to share.