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80 Points

Mon, May 13, 2019 11:06 AM

Please bring back "mouse mode" tablet support in PS (no pressure sensitivity)

This is a repost from the Adobe forums. I was told that this was the correct place for it. Here goes :)


Please bring back "mouse mode" tablet support in PS

When drawing in mouse mode there is no pen pressure. As it is now I can either draw without pressure sensitivity or switch to pen mode and gain pressure sensitivity, but feel like I'm drawing with my non dominant hand.

 I can't be the only one who is disappointed that the Adobe team still haven't brought back support for mouse mode (or relative mode). I used to think that it wasn't such a big problem, because I could always download CS6 where it worked, but following a reinstall after a computer crash I painfully realized that CS6 is no longer available for download. This kinda broke my spirit for a while.


Drawing in mouse mode is a little like being left handed, ie, when you try to do things the normal/pen mode way that people always recommend everything feels very awkward and difficult to control. Sure its doable, but pretty it is not. We are a smaller minority and I understand that we are probably not at the top of the priority pile. As a member of that minority though, I feel it's my responsibility to shine a light on the matter and raise the question once again: Is there any way we can bring back the full mouse mode tablet support including pressure sensitivity? I know it was done in Animate, which in the beginning didn't support mouse mode, but had it added later. This was amazing. Ever since I've been hoping for a similar thing to happen to PS. If it was doable in one program surely it can be done in another?


I would very much appreciate any help on this. PS is the best at what it does, and I would hate to lose it.

Thanks in advance for anyone who has insight into this matter. I'm using a Wacom Intuos Pro if anyone was curious.


Oh and please for the love of drawing don't answer something like "just use pen mode - duh problem solved :P". Not only is this not helpful, it's actually counterproductive as I'm genuinely trying to solve a legitimate problem. Thank you for understanding.


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80 Points

10 m ago

I've been searching for a solution for hours now, hate to use pen mode (the cursor doesn't resume where you left it, since the tablet maps the screen, examlple, place the pen at bottom left of tablet, thats where you end up in on the screen, even though your cursor say, was in top right corner).

This is really ANNOYING.

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80 Points

7 m ago

Someone posted an answer over at the adobe forums:

Create a textfile in a text editor such as Notepad.
Type in the following lines:

# Use WinTab
UseSystemStylus 0

Save the file as a plain text file named PSUserConfig.txt, and save the file into the Photoshop settings folder: C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2020\Adobe Photoshop 2020 Settings\