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need help with an annoying pop up menu

Mar 24, 2012, 03:39
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need help with an annoying pop up menu
O.k I am new to the 2.6 version of gimp but not new to gimp it self.
I just bought a new computer and loaded the new gimp 2.6
only problem is when I try to draw with my pen tablet a quick menu pops up, first a little circle then a menu, I have never seen this thing before on the other version I have used, and it is messing up my attempts a drawing for theres also a slight pause before I can draw something which messes up the line I am attemting to draw. so my question is what is this quick menu thing called and how do I deactivate it?
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Mar 24, 2012, 09:16
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RE: need help with an annoying pop up menu
Would you have a screenshot of that?

When you use the mouse, you have two buttons, left & right. Left is the one that switches from "move" to "draw" and right is the context menu (File/Edit/select/View). When you have a stylus, the left button is replaced by the mere contact of the pen on the tablet (this requires some minimal pressure), and to move you just "hover". The function of the right mouse button is some button on the stylus, normally under you thumb. A second button on the stylus may act as a mouse middle button (on Gimp, this is use to pan the image).

From your report, it seems that you first get the brush outline (circle) while you are hovering, (standard behavior) and then the right-click menu when you press down, which is not normal (pen down is seen as right-click instead of left-click). This may be a configuration mistake... and since I can't find where this can be configured in Gimp, I have to assume that this is how your tablet/pen is configured outside of Gimp... did you change the standard behavior there?

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Mar 27, 2012, 14:19
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RE: need help with an annoying pop up menu
your right it's not the gimp it is my pen.
I went to the menu to configure the pen, (Intuos 3) but could find nothing to ride myself of the issue, I changed a lot of things on there and nothing would work.
but at least I now know it is not the gimp
Thank you.
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Mar 27, 2012, 14:27 (This post was last modified: Mar 27, 2012 14:28 by ofnuts.)
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RE: need help with an annoying pop up menu
Maybe your tablet pen is following your mouse settings... did you set the mouse for left-handed use by any chance?

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Mar 27, 2012, 21:07
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RE: need help with an annoying pop up menu
nope. I do have a new computer. win 7, I had to go to wacom to get an udated driver.
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Apr 5, 2012, 12:33
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RE: need help with an annoying pop up menu
(Mar 27, 2012 21:07)Naus Wrote:  nope. I do have a new computer. win 7, I had to go to wacom to get an udated driver.

I'm starting to think it is the updated driver that is causing it, for it worked fine on my other computer with the origanal driver, sadly that computer is down and I can not test my theory on it.
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