I have the wacom Intuos 5 touch (M) tablet installed on Windows 10, and GIMP verson 2.10.8.

When I follow these instructions to enable the pen in GIMP (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J198Mx75pJE), I can get the pen to work on the canvas. However, while the pen works outside of gimp as a mouse, and within the canvas as a brush, when I try to move it to the toolbar or any other window of the application, the mouse pointer never appears, and the canvas window keeps registering pixel coordinates in the bottom left (as if the canvas is infinitely large). This means I can't use it to click on any menu or toolbar.

I see in demo videos that people use the pen to access everything, and I'd like to do that. Does anyone know what might be causing this? Is there a setting in GIMP that limits the pen to just the canvas?

I've tried on version 2.8 of GIMP as well, and no change.

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    Is the tablet in "screen" or "window" mode? – xenoid Jun 16 '19 at 8:20
  • Hi. Welcome to GDSE. Are the wacom drivers up-to-date? Have you tried restarting your computer after installation of the wacom drivers? I can't replicate the problem. Sorry about that. – Billy Kerr Jun 16 '19 at 12:07
  • Thanks for your replies! @xenoid the pen was configured in the "Input Devices" options as "screen", but "window" didn't work either. – Isabel Anastasiadis Jun 17 '19 at 6:04
  • @BillyKerr installing the latest drivers worked yay! I had used the cd that came with the tablet to install the drivers, but hadn't checked if there were any later updates. Thanks! Please post as an answer so I can accept it :) – Isabel Anastasiadis Jun 17 '19 at 6:06
  • That's great Isabel, however tech support questions are generally off-topic here on GDSE, which is why I posted as a comment, so I'd rather not post as an answer if that's OK. I'm just glad you got it fixed. – Billy Kerr Jun 17 '19 at 8:04

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