So, you put your Windows computer to sleep for the night. Come back the next day, wake up your computer to do some work on that image you’ve had open and….
Oh dear, you’ve seemed to have lost all pressure sensitivity and high resolution tracking! Well, you figure, let’s go check the driver settings. Maybe it just needs to be reminded that it’s awake? You go to Control Panel, Wacom Properties Configu—-
Now, you figure, it’s time to close photoshop, all your windows and programs, and do the dreaded system restart. What a fun time this is.
But HOLD ON, I say! There’s another way, yet! Try this out first before pulling the plug:
Open your Start menu (or press the Windows Key) and simply type “Services”. There will be an icon at the top of your list which appears to be two small gears withe the name “Services” — imagine that? Double click that and look what happens next:
Scroll down the list and select “Wacom Professional Tablet Service” from the list of services and click the little “Restart” link in the column to the left. Now simply wait for the service to stop and start itself back up again!
If for some reason, clicking this little “Restart” button makes matters WORSE, the failsafe approach is the manual restart. Double click the “Wacom Professional —” service and a window will pop up.
Manually stop the Wacom driver by clicking the clearly marked button. Wait for it to shut down, then start it back up again when the button becomes visible. Once restarted, click OK!
Test your Tablet now in Photoshop. You may have your pressure sensitivity fully restored!
IF NOT, simply close and reopen Photoshop, which will be nice and quick since it (and your work) will still be loaded into recent memory. It surely beats having to restart the whole computer!
Now, providing you’ve done it correctly, you should find your Wacom’s pressure and tracking sensitivity fully restored! Bravo for discovering such a wonderful little time saver.
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