Why do pens click

Use a pen

Use your stylus to interact with your device. This includes drawing, writing, moving items, and enabling the settings you assign to pen buttons.


  • Hold the pen like you would a regular ballpoint pen or pencil. Adjust your grip position so that you can simply press the pen buttons with your thumb (recommended) or forefinger without accidentally pressing them.
  • For easier access to tools in applications like Adobe Photoshop, assign modifier keys, such as Alt and Ctrl, to pen keys so you don't have to use the keys on the keyboard.

    Important: You can customize user options to change the way the pen works with your device. Test both of them Pen button modesto see which one suits you best.

Pen tip and eraser

  • Draw or sign: Draw or sign directly on the device with the tip of the pen.
  • Note: Pens are pressure sensitive; so the harder you press, the wider your lines and the denser the color.

  • Move cursor up: While holding the pen a short distance above the device, move the pen without touching the screen surface.
  • Double click: Touch the same area of ​​the tablet twice in quick succession with the pen tip.
  • Erase: Turn the pen on its side opposite the pen tip and move the eraser over the area you want to erase as if you were using a pencil's eraser.
  • Note: Some pens don't have an eraser.

  • Select an object: Tap the tablet once with the pen tip.
  • Move an object: Select an object and slide the pen tip across the screen to move the object.

Pen buttons

Use pen buttons as shortcuts to settings. You can see the associated settings on the tab pen view and change them in the Wacom tablet properties.

    Note: Some pens don't have buttons.

Settings are activated in different ways, depending on the pen button mode.

  • When you use the pen button modeHover click When you have selected, hold the tip of the pen slightly above the surface of the device and press the pen button.
  • When you use the pen button modeClick & tap selected, touch the surface of the device and press the pen button.

If your pen has a long, thin button, press the top of the button for one setting and the bottom for another.