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    My wife has an A5 (Wacom) pad. I could never get to grips with it due to the pad controlling the cursor even at a distance from the surface of the pad. Personally, I'd like a pad that didn't have this, but only had cursor control when touched to the pad surface. Ideally, pen thickness would be controlled by pressure of the stylus on the pad. Are there any pads like this, or do they all work on the hover mode?
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    Pressure sensitivity is a function of the software. AFAIK, all of the wacoms support this if set up. Only angle sensitivity is a feature of the higher end models. Though A5 is the size, not the model... is it a Graphire or an Intuos?

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    I would think a Graphire, it's a fairly basic model. The major issue I had with it was the float over the surface control of the cursor. I hated it. I want a tablet that only works when pen hits the surface. I couldn't find anything in the settings to stop this.
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    I think the problem is that touching the surface simulates a left mouse click and all the software that supports tablets uses that convention.

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    Sounds like I just won't get on with any tablet then. I just want something that works like pen and paper.
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    I found the tablet really awkward for the first couple of weeks, but once I got used to it, it was just magic. I tend to use it when I need to do freehand work, but I'll still use the mouse when dealing with menus and such.

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    Don't think I've got the patience for two weeks, after two hours I was ready to throw the stylus through the screen.
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    Really depends on the use - I never use the pen for vector work cause I can not come up with any way to make it NOT move when I click by pressing the tip down.

    But for sketching type work, I honestly can't say anyting bad about it

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    Since I don't know the difference between an A5 or A6 size, I'll post the specifics of the tablet. Also, do you all think I need the extra tips and pen that come with the Special Edition? It is only $30 more so I figure it is probably worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valarian View Post
    My wife has an A5 (Wacom) pad. I could never get to grips with it due to the pad controlling the cursor even at a distance from the surface of the pad. Personally, I'd like a pad that didn't have this, but only had cursor control when touched to the pad surface. Ideally, pen thickness would be controlled by pressure of the stylus on the pad. Are there any pads like this, or do they all work on the hover mode?
    Hm... That could be frustrating... Do the rest of you see this behavior as being true with your setups?
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