The Wacom Cintiq is a super cool pen and tablet. Being able to draw directly on the screen is one awesome feat. It may not seem like much with all the new tablets and laptops out, but it still amazes me. But if you are anything like me you don’t use it all the time. I use is for the occasion drawing project. Seriously I use Gimp for my editing software. I would shoot myself if I had to pay for Photoshop. Don’t get me wrong it is a great product. If you are not a complete computer wiz then you might have ran into the same issue as me. I didn’t want the Wacom Cintiq 12WX on all the time so I’d obviously turn it off.
Fun story with the Wacom Cintiq!
While the actual Wacom Cintiq 12WX screen was off the controller box wasn’t. Any time I would shut-down or restart the sign screen would switch. But I thought the display was off!?! You actually have to disconnect the display cable so your graphics card does not not recognize the Wacom Cintiq. I am assuming that you have a nicer graphics card like the GTX 1070. It can auto detect monitors, which is what lead me to my solution. But the GTX 1070 is for another post.
The Wacom Cintiq was so frustrating.
I mean it wasn’t too bad and I was able to solve it. So no real harm was done. But if you have this same problem now you know. If you don’t not use it a whole lot then just disconnect at the control box and save yourself some stress. If none of these scared your off it really is a great product. It is the full size Wacom but it will do the job for the budding designer.
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