Disable Wacom circle in Photoshop CC (Windows 10)

I found a way to disable Wacom circle in Photoshop CC; 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.

  • Laszlo

    August 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm Reply

    The first useful advice on this! Thank you!

  • Iván

    September 1, 2017 at 11:36 am Reply





  • J

    October 4, 2017 at 2:27 pm Reply


    • 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


    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!


  • 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!

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