Move Tool does not move layer when dragging with Wacom tablet

Aug 03, 2010

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I am using the trial version of CS5 (probably going to upgrade at the end of the trial), and I've only found one thing about it that I don't like more than CS3. This is VERY VERY annoying, and I'm not sure if it's a glitch, or just a preference that needs to be reset:

  When using the move tool, I will move something and it will just snap back to where it originally was. When it snaps back, it might move a few pixels over in the direction I was dragging, but it is definitely not moving to where I want it to go. The only way to get things to move the way I want to is by Free Transform...but it's annoying, when you're trying to design a layout, to have to free transform every element you want to move, first.

I'm guessing that this is a glitch because sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn't...it's pretty random. I've tried turning Snap on and off, and nothing changes. Any idea how to fix/change this?

~Mike

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Hello,

I think I may have found the culprit. I started using Adobe PS CS 5 Extended the same day I received the Wacom Intuso 4 (about one year ago) and NEVER had a problem until last month when I added Adobe PS CS5 into the application section, see below.

This is the ONLY change that I made to my wacom settings beside the typical button layout.

Screen Shot 2012-03-09 at 3.16.13 PM.png

I just tested this out. I removed the Adobe Photoshop CS5 from the field Application field and restarted Photoshop WITH the tablet plugged in. Now, I can use both the track pad and the tablet. See below:

Screen Shot 2012-03-09 at 3.41.44 PM.png

Just to test my finding, I readded the application BACK to the application field (Photoshop was shut down; pen and mouse three feet away) and modified my settings like I wanted, then I started Photoshop.

At first, I was able to use the track, but as soon as I used the pen, the track pad stopped functioning properly and the "jump back" problem started again.

I only have Flash Player and Wacom in the other field on System Preferences, see below.

Screen Shot 2012-03-09 at 3.19.36 PM.png

In this case it doesn't matter weather the pen is sitting on the tablet or not. Once Photoshop is removed from the Application field of the Wacom settings, the track pad and tablet work in harmony.

I hope this works out for you and helps Adobe/Wacom find a solution/fix to the problem.

Regards,

Brandon

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Feb 03, 2012

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No, there hasn't been...you'd think Adobe would be able to figure out such a thoroughly documented and widespread problem by now.

I just got a new computer, and I can confirm that the problem still occurs - it's not computer specific.

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Feb 03, 2012

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I too have this problem, and it's very annoying. I'm using a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet and an Apple magic trackpad with Photoshop CS5.1 on a mac running Lion Server 10.7.3.

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Still happens now and then to me. Just quit out of photoshop and restart and it corrects the problem.

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Feb 03, 2012

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Strube, are you also using a wacom tablet?

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Yes. The one that I have problems with is at work and it is close to my speakers and pen. And, it seems it happens more often then not when it is windy outside. Maybe it has something to do with static electricity. I'll ask our IT consultant if he has ever heard of this problem with other designers and get back with you all.

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Quitting out of Photoshop and relaunching it doesn't ever fix the problem for me.

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Hate this glitch!  CS5, Intuous 4, and Macbook running Lion.

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Hello,

I think I may have found the culprit. I started using Adobe PS CS 5 Extended the same day I received the Wacom Intuso 4 (about one year ago) and NEVER had a problem until last month when I added Adobe PS CS5 into the application section, see below.

This is the ONLY change that I made to my wacom settings beside the typical button layout.

Screen Shot 2012-03-09 at 3.16.13 PM.png

I just tested this out. I removed the Adobe Photoshop CS5 from the field Application field and restarted Photoshop WITH the tablet plugged in. Now, I can use both the track pad and the tablet. See below:

Screen Shot 2012-03-09 at 3.41.44 PM.png

Just to test my finding, I readded the application BACK to the application field (Photoshop was shut down; pen and mouse three feet away) and modified my settings like I wanted, then I started Photoshop.

At first, I was able to use the track, but as soon as I used the pen, the track pad stopped functioning properly and the "jump back" problem started again.

I only have Flash Player and Wacom in the other field on System Preferences, see below.

Screen Shot 2012-03-09 at 3.19.36 PM.png

In this case it doesn't matter weather the pen is sitting on the tablet or not. Once Photoshop is removed from the Application field of the Wacom settings, the track pad and tablet work in harmony.

I hope this works out for you and helps Adobe/Wacom find a solution/fix to the problem.

Regards,

Brandon

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Mar 09, 2012

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Hello!

Since the behaviour is fixed by changing settings in the Wacom Driver, and that Photoshop only acts on the information he receives from the driver, I strongly suggest to post this info on the Wacom forums as well...

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Hi!

This is the first forum that I came accross. Do you happen to have a link for the main Wacom forums?

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Mar 09, 2012

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Interesting, I can't find a US forum for Wacom. They have a European one though (forums.wacom.eu). I'll see what my Wacom contacts have to say about it.

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Mar 09, 2012

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I have swapped back and forth from the track pad to the tablet all day without any problems. Now, I'm with a full head of hair.

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Old thread I know, but this issue is still happening years later. Cant believe nobody has figured this out. It happens to me on several systems. Brand new machine with NOTHING more installed than CS6 and Font Explorer. Different Wacom tablets too. Ive tried new drivers whenever they come out.

Anyway, Im just replying to this message because the Bamboo Wacom driver doesn't even have any specific app settings, so there is no way to add or delete the Photoshop app from the driver settings.

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Do you have any of these extensions installed?

Re: Move Tool does not move layer when dragging with Wacom tablet

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