How to Disable Press and Hold Circle in Photoshop Using Wacom Tablet in Windows 10

This post was created to help fellow designers disable the annoying press and hold circle using a Wacom pen tablet with Windows 10.

If you’re reading this post you are probably as frustrated as I was when I installed my new tablet and started working in Photoshop CC using the brush tool only to find that press and hold circle limited the ability to draw.

The following should work for a variety of Wacom Pen Tablets and Windows operating systems but to provide further info on my equipment, I’m using a Wacom Intuos PRO (2018) and an LG GRAM with Windows 10.

Step 1

Navigate to Control Panel > Ease of Access

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Step 2

Select Ease of Access Center

Step 3

Next, scroll down to Make touch and tablets easier to use

Step 4 & 5

Select Make touch easier to use, then in the Pen and Touch window, double-click Press and hold

Step 6

Uncheck and disable press and hold for right-clicking. Click OK and Apply the setting in the previous window.

That’s it – the problem should be solved! Please let me know if this helped in the comment section below.

12 thoughts on “How to Disable Press and Hold Circle in Photoshop Using Wacom Tablet in Windows 10

    • mhatfield says:

      Hi Roberto, it’s difficult to diagnose without knowing the specifics of your computer, version of Windows, and tablet model. If you pass those details along I can look into it for you and hopefully share the solution with others.

  1. Gabriel Moro says:

    Thanks for all the info! Do you know if it´s possible to set those settings per application? I find it useful but it breaks my Photoshop workflow…

    • mhatfield says:

      I have yet to find a way to customize the settings per application. I agree, it would certainly be helpful if that is possible!

  2. Ne nikad says:

    Thank you!!! I at first made some one whos good with computers solve it but they didn’t know how and then i stumbled on to this and it worked great.

  3. Ferdinand Fong says:

    OMG! Thank you so much! It was so annoying when it started doing that, was wasting so much time fiddling with Wacom settings. So glad I finally came across your article and got that sorted out!

  4. shari says:

    You are my absolute hero! why was this option so hard to find! so many people I have asked about it and they don’t know what I am talking about, and nothing online helped, it’s not in the windows ink settings dammit! it makes the pen tool SO hard to use and the color picker wheel never shows up, it ALL works now! THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart haha :D

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