Photoshop: Windows 10 update has broken Wacom pen right click function

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The new Windows 10 update (I installed on the 20/11/2017) has broken the right click function on the wacom pen in Photoshop. When you right click on the pen to bring up the brushes the program uses the currently selected tool as well. All tools seem to have this bug and it can be seen in the history drop down effecting the canvas. This break the workflow completely as every time I change a brush an unwanted tool effect happens (unwanted brush stroke, unwanted move, unwanted marquee selection)

I have updated to all the latest wacom drivers and the latest photoshop. I can reproduce this using a Wacom Cintiq 21UX and a Wacom Cintiq 22HD. I have also turned off all the known horrific windows 10 pen ink and flick issues.

Is there any work around or fix for this?

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Official Response
Hi Everyone,

I found the following suggestion with several users saying that it fixed this issue:

1. Create a file that contains instructions to revert to the WinTab functionality.

2. Create a text file in a text editor such as Notepad.

Type in the following lines:

# Use WinTab

UseSystemStylus 0


3. Save the file as a plain text file named PSUserConfig.txt

4. Put (copy) the file into the Photoshop settings folder: C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2018\Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 Settings\

5. Restart Photoshop and check the pen pressure and overall performance.

Let me know how it goes!