Monday, March 18, 2013

KDE wacomtablet 2.0 Beta 7

Today I like to announce the new and last beta for the KDE wacomtablet tool.

The 2.0 beta 7 release contains many new changes, since the last stable (1.3) most of the code has been changed and many new features are finally working.

Beside some UI revamp to make the KCM more intuitive the 2.0 release adds:

  • Improved button shortcut handling.
  • Improved handling of auto-rotation.
  • Tablet areas can now be selected for each screen independently.
  • All screen mapping can now be handled with one dialog.
  • Global shortcut to switch between Fullscreen and a single Monitor.
  • Tablet and touch area selection now takes the rotation settings into account.
  • Added feature which allows the user to invert the scroll direction of the touch device.
  • Many bugfixes in the background.

The screenshots below show you how the KCM looks now.

New Pen settings page.
New Express Button page.
Changed dialog to select the button actions.
New dialog to select screen/tablet area

New Tablet page
New Touch page

From now on only bugfixes and translations will be added to this release.
So please test it and report any error you might find.

You can get the release from:

You must install a wacom-driver 0.20 or higher to avoid some bugs


  1. The express buttons page - is it only enabled for some models of Tablet?

    1. No for any kind of device.

      You will see additional boxes for the touch ring and others too.
      I should have plugged in my bamboo to show all of the UI elements :/

    2. I am not seeing an express buttons tab when intuos 5 is plugged in.

    3. Congratulations, you have found the first bug :)

      Could you please mail me ( what tablet exactly you have?
      So output similar to:
      xsetwacom --get "Wacom BambooPT 2FG 4x5 Finger pad" tabletid

  2. Thank you soooo much!!!! Keep it up

  3. xsetwacom --get "Wacom Intuos5 touch M Pen stylus" tabletid -> 39

  4. Is it possible to install this in a Gnome Desktop? If not would be possible if I install some Kde dependencies?

    1. Also is it restricted to any distro specifically?

    2. I remember that someone once tried to get this working with gnome without success.
      The problem is, that it needs the kded service to run.

      But it is not tied to any distro.
      As long as it runs KDE it should work