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Windows Ink - Photoshop 21.2.2 update is unusable on Windows

Community Beginner ,
Aug 20, 2020

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As many of us know, the issues with Windows Ink have been a long time pain, but at least we had a workaround. After updating to 21.2.2 pressure sensitivity was again broken, and after some digging I read that the PSUserConfig workaround had to be reversed. So now, we're forced to use Windows Ink. The pressure sensitivity may have been fixed by the latest update but there is a laundry list of issues that forcing Windows Ink brings up, including alt/control/shift bubble messages that can't be disabled, right click pen button not working, and delays in strokes, transforms and other cursor movement. It's thoroughly maddening and has made the software unusable. I've spent most of a working day unsuccessfully trying to figure out workarounds. I now have to revert versions and restore as much as I can from settings backups.

 

Pretty please, reverse the changes.

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Windows Ink - Photoshop 21.2.2 update is unusable on Windows

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As many of us know, the issues with Windows Ink have been a long time pain, but at least we had a workaround. After updating to 21.2.2 pressure sensitivity was again broken, and after some digging I read that the PSUserConfig workaround had to be reversed. So now, we're forced to use Windows Ink. The pressure sensitivity may have been fixed by the latest update but there is a laundry list of issues that forcing Windows Ink brings up, including alt/control/shift bubble messages that can't be disabled, right click pen button not working, and delays in strokes, transforms and other cursor movement. It's thoroughly maddening and has made the software unusable. I've spent most of a working day unsuccessfully trying to figure out workarounds. I now have to revert versions and restore as much as I can from settings backups.

 

Pretty please, reverse the changes.

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Aug 20, 2020

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i have the same problem i tried all what i could do the old trick doesnt work anymore and when i use windows ink it says there is no pressure its really sad bcs i like the programm need really help

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Aug 20, 2020

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You are right in that your tablet now needs to be set to use Windows Ink and, to retain pen pressure, the PSUserConfig.txt file needs to be removed.

 

@Veshkau - this is a user forum answered by volunteers. We do not work for Adobe. You can raise bug reports/feature requests at the link below , where they will be seen by Adobe staff.
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family

 

Dave

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Aug 20, 2020

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@Davescm Thank you Dave. I was hoping that someone in the community may have figured out a workaround, but I will certainly provide feedback via the link. Thanks again.

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Aug 20, 2020

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Have you disabled Windows INK press and hold Right Click settings?

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Please post your laundry list of issues  with INK I have read about Performance and lag.  And confermed the The clone stamp brush tracking does not work using a Pen but works when using a mouse.  I havs not found a way of turning off windows Pen Feedback in Windows 10. the get rid of the Alt, Ctrl, Shift, Win Feedback in Application when Pens use Windows INK imterface. 

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Aug 21, 2020

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@JJMack - Thank you, but I have the right click settings already disabled for windows ink, with the wacom pet settings as right-click for the button. In photoshop it now either does nothing, only works if held for a second or so, or left clicks instead, depending on where the cursor is at the time / the current phase of the moon.

 

For the current issues, there is a thread here which has most of them listed: 

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/photoshop-pen-tablet-windows-ink

 

There are some extra ones such as being unable to move a layer while holding control (either it lags out or does nothing, and then draws a straight line on the canvas when ctrl is released).

 

I can't find any option in the windows ink settings to switch off the yellow message boxes for ctrl/alt/shift. Do you happen to have a screenshot?

 

Thanks again.

Steve

 

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Aug 21, 2020

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The setting to turn Pen Feedback off do not work in Windows 10.  They are in Windows setting pen & Windows Ink.image.png

 

Its not Adobe Windows Settinf Panel makes the registery changes gowevet Windows dtill displat the pop-up cursors.

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JJMack

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Aug 21, 2020

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@JJMack I'm certainly not blaming Adobe for the issues in Windows 10, but until the latest update we had the option of disabling Windows Ink. Now Adobe have removed that.

 

Thank you for your assistance all the same.

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Aug 21, 2020

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I did not Adobe broke Photshop WinTab suppot in CC 2019 last update version 20.1  Using Wintab with my Wacom Intous Pro with Photoshop tool operation with my pens was wacky. I had to switch to INK in 20.1  Adobe has failed to fix Photoshop's  WinTab support in the three  newer versions.  It is not looking good.  

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