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This page is a list of external applications that interface with the wacom driver in one way or another.
 
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= Utilities =
 
== CellWriter ==
 
== CellWriter ==
 
CellWriter is a grid-entry natural handwriting input panel. As you write characters into the cells, your writing is instantly recognized at the character level. When you press Enter on the panel, the input you entered is sent to the currently focused application as if typed on the keyboard.  It also toggles to an on-screen keyboard.  You distribution should offer it in its package manager.  Located at:  http://risujin.org/cellwriter/  and at:  http://code.google.com/p/cellwriter/
 
CellWriter is a grid-entry natural handwriting input panel. As you write characters into the cells, your writing is instantly recognized at the character level. When you press Enter on the panel, the input you entered is sent to the currently focused application as if typed on the keyboard.  It also toggles to an on-screen keyboard.  You distribution should offer it in its package manager.  Located at:  http://risujin.org/cellwriter/  and at:  http://code.google.com/p/cellwriter/
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== xinput_calibrator ==
 
== xinput_calibrator ==
 
The xinput_calibrator is a generic touchscreen calibration program for X.Org.  It's located at freedesktop.org:  http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/xinput_calibrator
 
The xinput_calibrator is a generic touchscreen calibration program for X.Org.  It's located at freedesktop.org:  http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/xinput_calibrator
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= Graphical Configuration Tools =
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== GNOME ==
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* [http://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-settings-daemon/commit/?id=9863ccf9d99fdd712778b31197365723b9caa0behttp://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-settings-daemon/commit/?id=9863ccf9d99fdd712778b31197365723b9caa0be gnome-settings-daemon] already supports several wacom-related [http://library.gnome.org/devel/gio/2.25/GSettings.html gsettings] keys for configuration. This includes hotplugging support so that the configuration options are applied both after login and whenever a tablet is plugged in.
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* A [http://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-control-center GNOME control-center] applet is currently under development. See [https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=640981 GNOME Bug 640981].
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== wacomcpl ==
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wacomcpl was a Tcl/Tk-based GUI tool shipped as part of the [[linuxwacom]] tarball. It is now unsupported and '''does not work''' with [[xf86-input-wacom]]. The design of wacomcpl is not suited to hotplugging and it will not be updated. Since wacomcpl does not integrate with any desktop environment, any work on wacomcpl is a dead end. '''Do not work on wacomcpl, invest your efforts on integrating wacom support in your desktop environment instead.'''
  
  
 
[[Category:HOWTO]]
 
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Revision as of 23:58, 10 February 2011

This page is a list of external applications that interface with the wacom driver in one way or another.

Contents

Utilities

CellWriter

CellWriter is a grid-entry natural handwriting input panel. As you write characters into the cells, your writing is instantly recognized at the character level. When you press Enter on the panel, the input you entered is sent to the currently focused application as if typed on the keyboard. It also toggles to an on-screen keyboard. You distribution should offer it in its package manager. Located at: http://risujin.org/cellwriter/ and at: http://code.google.com/p/cellwriter/

Magick Rotation

Magick Rotation is a Python GTK app. that supports automatic rotation for Dell, HP, and Lenovo tablet PCs. It's located on Launchpad at: https://launchpad.net/magick-rotation

xinput_calibrator

The xinput_calibrator is a generic touchscreen calibration program for X.Org. It's located at freedesktop.org: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/xinput_calibrator

Graphical Configuration Tools

GNOME

  • gnome-settings-daemon already supports several wacom-related gsettings keys for configuration. This includes hotplugging support so that the configuration options are applied both after login and whenever a tablet is plugged in.

wacomcpl

wacomcpl was a Tcl/Tk-based GUI tool shipped as part of the linuxwacom tarball. It is now unsupported and does not work with xf86-input-wacom. The design of wacomcpl is not suited to hotplugging and it will not be updated. Since wacomcpl does not integrate with any desktop environment, any work on wacomcpl is a dead end. Do not work on wacomcpl, invest your efforts on integrating wacom support in your desktop environment instead.

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