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PRESS RELEASE: Wacom Updates Mac OS X Tablet Drivers
Today Wacom Technology Corp. posted a new driver (for use with all Macs running Mac OS X vs.10.3.9 and 10.4. It works in both the native and classic environment of OS X.
This driver supports the USB versions of all Intuos3, Intuos2, Intuos, CintiqPartner, Graphire2 (ET-0405A) and Graphire pen tablets and the Cintiq 21UX, 18SX, 15x and PL-500 pen displays.
The driver can be downloaded from WTC's Web site at http://www.wacom.com/productsupport/select.cfm.
Intel-based Macs require driver version 4.96 or later.
Wacom implemented the following changes and improvements for this driver release:
• A new Pan/Scroll option was added for the pen buttons. Press a pen button set to this function and then drag the pen tip across the tablet to pan or scroll the current document in any direction. (In some graphics applications, this will enable the grabber hand.)
• This driver supports only the professional tablets listed above. For concurrent use of a consumer Wacom tablet, you need to install a separate Pen Tablet driver, version 5.03 or later. These two drivers can now be added or removed independently of each other.
• A number of smaller issues were resolved as well.
The release candidate has passed the Wacom-internal QA cycle and is scheduled for release to manufacturing on Dec. 20. If users of this driver find significant issues, Wacom will seek to fix them and post a revised release candidate for this driver version.
Users may submit bug reports at http://www.wacom.com/productsupport/reportdefect.cfm. Wacom quality assurance validates these bug reports, but does not provide technical support and usually will not send a reply directly to users who submit a bug on this page. Wacom does appreciate bug submissions and these submissions do help us to improve our drivers in significant ways. If you require technical support, please point your browser to http://www.wacom.com/productsupport/ for Technical Support contact information.
The company also posted a similar update for its consumer tablets Graphire4, Graphire3, Graphire Bluetooth, Cintiq 17SX, DTU-710 and DTF-510.
(First posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 at 10:48 EDT)