Wacom Volito and non wacom mouse

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Si, Apr 8, 2004.

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    Si Guest


    I've a Logitech USB optical mouse that I'm very happy with...

    But I'm considering the purchase of a graphics tablet.

    Can you tell me if the tablet drivers for either the Wacom Volito or
    Graphire3 range will overide the driver I've got installed for my Logitech
    mouse - i.e. will I:

    a) Still be able to use my mouse

    b) Still be able to use the Logitech driver for said mouse.


    Si, Apr 8, 2004
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    LauraK Guest

    Can you tell me if the tablet drivers for either the Wacom Volito or
    I use a logitech trackball with a Intuous tablet. I've also used it with a
    Graphire and a older Wacom and never had a problem or conflict. Each uses its
    own software.
    I do run the trackball of the mouse port although I've also run both the tablet
    and the mouse off USB.

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    LauraK, Apr 8, 2004
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    pjp Guest

    Windows "virtualizes" the mouse so the pointer on the screen re-acts to all
    the input devices.

    I typically use my tablets mouse (Wacom Graphire) along with a regular
    Logitech mouse together to avoid passing the one mouse back and forth when
    playing Links with friends.

    You can use multipule input devices all at once. Whatever one's moved,
    clicked etc. the "virtual" mouse does it.

    I've actually had as many as four "mice" connected at once, regular,
    trackball, Wacom and a larger old Summagraphics digitizing tablet. No
    pjp, Apr 8, 2004
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    Si Guest

    But does the Wacom driver then control the Logitech mouse, or does the
    Logitech mouse still get driven by its own driver?

    Si, Apr 8, 2004
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    LauraK Guest

    The Logitech driver runs the mouse. Installing a Wacom tablet will have no
    effect at all on the mouse.
    The Wacom is considered a totally separate input device, just like a keyboard
    is separate.

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    LauraK, Apr 8, 2004
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    Hecate Guest

    The Logitech device uses it's own driver; the tablet uses it's own
    driver. It's just another input device.
    Hecate, Apr 9, 2004
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    Mark M Guest

    Both will continue to work as before.
    --You could have 5 or 50 mice hooked up and active on a machine if you
    wanted to for some strange reason.
    Mark M, Apr 9, 2004
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    pjp Guest

    You install the drivers for each device although it's not neccessary for
    basic functionality (least with my regular setup of Logitech 3 button scroll
    mouse on ps2 port and Wacom tablet on usb). In fact, Safe Mode "sees" the
    USB tablet as a mouse and it's the logitech that's ignored (suspect it's
    because BIOS set to support usb mouse and keyboard).

    You only need the drivers for dictating what the middle button does, scroll
    wheel, limit tablet/screen area etc. specific to what each device allows.

    Only thing I've noticed is that sometimes Windows seems to become "confused"
    about button pressed or not when using both the logitech mouse and the
    wacom's mouse at same time. Only time that really happens here (using both
    at same time) is playing Links in order to facilitate passing mouse back and
    forth with friends. We've learned to simply not leave the Wacom mouse laying
    on the tablet itself when who's "up" is using the Logitech mouse. I suspect
    the "photo" guys using a tablet and a mouse also tend to not leave the
    pen/mouse laying on the tablet while using their traditional mouse.
    pjp, Apr 9, 2004
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    Xalinai Guest

    Each Device is driven by its own driver.
    Both drivers move the mouse driver according to usual device
    behaviour: The mouse driver relative to its last position, the pen
    driver to absolute screen positions.

    There is only one thing you shouldn't do: Drop the pen on the active
    area of the tablet and expect the mouse to have any effect.

    Xalinai, Apr 9, 2004
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    Hunt Guest

    I cannot address the specific models of Wacom that you mention, but I have USB
    mice (all MS) on all of my machines which have ARTZII serial (2), IntuousI &
    IntousII tablets, and there is no conflict, what so ever. I even swap an
    IntuousI mouse and pen regularly, and also use my MS IntelliMouse Explorer 4
    for the Web - never a glitch. There used to be some conflicts back when both
    mice and tablets were serial, but those drivers are long gone. Good luck.

    Hunt, Jul 26, 2004
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    Hunt Guest

    In the case of the MS IntelliMouse(s), they have their own driver, apart from
    the tablet's.

    Hunt, Jul 26, 2004
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    ~Doc Guest

    Can you tell me if the tablet drivers for either the Wacom Volito or

    I have a Trackman Marble and Intuos 2 running at the same time, no problems
    whatsoever. Windows 2000.

    ~Doc, Jul 27, 2004
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    ~Doc Guest

    I got to thinking about this after I sent the last post and I realized that
    the last time I purged my system I just went with the default Windows
    drivers instead of Logitech's. Bought the Intuos since then so my last post
    doesn't actually address your problem. Sorry about that.

    ~Doc, Jul 27, 2004
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    Turbohat Guest

    Turbohat, Jul 27, 2004
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    LauraK Guest

    I've used a Logitech Trackman marble with Logitech's drivers with various Wacom
    tablets. They work fine together. Both drivers load at startup. I run the mouse
    off PS2 and the tablet off USB, but I have run both off USB without a problem.

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    LauraK, Jul 27, 2004
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