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Unable to properly use pen dynamics

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My system info is:

Affinity Designer 1.8.3.641

Windows 10 Latest Update (without the optional updates)

Cintiq13HD with driver 6.3.38-2

The issue goes like this:

When on Pixel Persona and using the Paint Brush Tool, I can't use the pen dynamics (like pressure) unless I have the "Use Windows Ink" checkbox active in Wacom Tablet Properties->Mapping Tab. To properly work I even have to create a pen profile in Wacom Tablet Properties for each tablet for designer (I also use an old intuos4 to control the main monitor). In each of these profiles I have to activate the "Use Windows Ink" checkbox in order to use the pen dynamics.

The problem with this setup is that, when using the tablet with Windows Ink active, I can't use the Alt+RMB+LMB shortcut to change the brush width and opacity. So right now I have to choose whether I want the shortcut or the pen dynamics by disabling or enabling Windows Ink on the respective tablet.

Is this the intended way to work? Is there some way to get both functionality?

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The other relevant setting is in Designer itself, Preferences, Tools:

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How do you have that one set? If you turn it off, perhaps you'll be able to get everything working.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 2004 (19041.388),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.693 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.693 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.687 Beta.

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YES!

It worked. Thank you very much.

I had to deactivate the "Use Windows Ink for tablet input" checkbox on designer properties to be able to use both pen dynamics and the shortcut.

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You're welcome. Glad it worked for you :)


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 2004 (19041.388),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.693 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.693 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.687 Beta.

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