Disable Wacom circle in Photoshop CC (Windows 10)

I found a way to disable Wacom circle in Photoshop CC;ย you know that annoying clockwise turning circle that pops up in in Photoshop CC.

While it’s handy to have brush settings available when right clicking, with pen this doesn’t really work. It’s rather annoying and destroys usability of Wacom Tablet in Photoshop.

The fix is to go to Control Panel, Ease of Access Center and click Make touch and tablets easier to use.

Go to accessibility settings to disable wacom circle in photoshop cc

Under “See also” there is “Make touch easier to use”. Click that and there is the option for “Press and hold”. Select it and press Settings… There, uncheck “Enable press and hold for right-clicking”. Voila!! A way to disable wacom circle in Photoshop!

Disable wacom circle in photoshop cc

This works in the current version of Windows 10. I have heard reports that sometimes Windows resets this setting so it maybe necessary to get back in there and change it back when OS is updated.

It is also possible to disable “Use Windows Ink” in Wacom Tablet Properties, but this will cause Photoshop CC to stop recognizing Wacom tablet pressure so this really wasn’t a fix.

I am using Wacom Intuos Pro M (2014) model. I am not sure if this fix helps users of other tablets, but it’s certainly worth a try.

Also make sure that you have latest drivers for your Wacom tablet from Wacom site.

26 Comments
  • Laszlo

    August 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm Reply

    The first useful advice on this! Thank you!

  • Ivรกn

    September 1, 2017 at 11:36 am Reply

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  • J

    October 4, 2017 at 2:27 pm Reply

    MOTHER —-ING THANK YOU

    • crwjaakko

      October 5, 2017 at 12:19 am Reply

      You’re welcome!

  • josewai

    October 21, 2017 at 11:15 am Reply

    Thank you! A very clear and instructional guide.

    • crwjaakko

      October 25, 2017 at 11:29 am Reply

      I’m glad I was helpful. I really suffered from the issue in Windows 10 with my Wacom..

  • Asterisk

    November 17, 2017 at 6:31 pm Reply

    this didn’t work, the one that worked for me is something about changing the reg files, but can’t remember what was

  • KEVIN

    November 20, 2017 at 7:25 pm Reply

    I had found this setting under pen settings, and disabling it there had no effect. THIS worked!

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

  • Not rich guy

    December 7, 2017 at 5:00 am Reply

    I wish I was rich. I would give you everything.

  • JJ

    January 1, 2018 at 5:27 am Reply

    Your a credit to your family! Salute!

    Thank You

  • N N

    January 9, 2018 at 12:59 am Reply

    You are my HERO. This has been plaguing me for months!

  • Ali Salehi

    February 17, 2018 at 8:43 pm Reply

    thank you so much !!

  • Julie CJ

    February 26, 2018 at 11:15 pm Reply

    Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!

  • Andy

    February 28, 2018 at 1:24 am Reply

    PRAISE THE LORD!

  • Amare

    March 8, 2018 at 6:21 pm Reply

    Brilliant!

    NOTE: On my PC there was no section titled Make Touch and Tablets Easier in the Ease of Access directory. Instead, in All Control Panel Items there is a button titled Pen and Touch where you can find the settings needed to make the change.

    Thanks!

  • Nathaniel Ng

    March 21, 2018 at 4:43 am Reply

    Thank you so much! This annoying circle was driving me crazy

  • Definitely Not Vicky

    March 30, 2018 at 11:29 am Reply

    OH BLESS THIS POST
    I just got a new computer and I forgot how I turned it off before. It was driving me nuts.

  • Flemming

    April 10, 2018 at 6:07 pm Reply

    Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rhombusz

    April 19, 2018 at 3:35 pm Reply

    Thanks! This definitely did the trick!

  • Lemming

    May 9, 2018 at 3:42 pm Reply

    Oh thank GOODNESS! I couldn’t find this setting in the Pen And Touch Settings anymore! Why are they hiding it when MOST people HATE this feature! Windows Pen + Ink is AWFUL for graphics tablets! It ruins my flow, causes errors with the intended program from Wacom, and doesn’t add anything to the game lol!

  • Happy Now

    May 30, 2018 at 12:27 pm Reply

    Thank You!!!

  • Sai

    June 4, 2018 at 9:01 pm Reply

    Thanks a lot, ridiulous how hidden this is…

  • Cesare Tarabocchia

    June 18, 2018 at 7:11 am Reply

    It didn’t work yet to me.
    But I found another setting doing the same : Settings/Devices/Pen and Windows Ink/”Show suggested apps”
    Disable such option to get rid of a “type 1” circle, the most annoying.
    Such circle appeared after a Windows 10 Update, June 2018

  • carleigh

    July 19, 2018 at 6:10 pm Reply

    you’re the only one who had the solution that works on my laptop. bless your soul.๐Ÿ’–โฃ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’

  • Attila

    October 31, 2018 at 9:40 pm Reply

    Thanks man a lot, I almost gave up on my graphic career because of this “feature”.. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Graham Mitchell

    November 17, 2018 at 6:04 pm Reply

    Same here. This worked! Registry changes had no effect. Pen and touch settings are not there if you don’t have a touch screen and unticking use windows ink loses the pen pressure.

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