I did a search on vista and got a range of issues, but didn't find anything about this specifically on the forums. I realize running 64 bit OS is asking for weird little issues, and AR may not even officially support it...Im just curious if it's a known issue, and if it can be easily remedied.
AR 2.519(current)full version installs and runs fine on Vista 64 Ultimate with Wacom intuos 3 (current 64 bit drivers/default config) except:
- When I try to navigate(rotate/ pan) the canvas using any of the space, space/alt keyboard functions, it works fine with the mouse, but when I click to drag with the pen it doesn't recognize the combo and just toggles the UI on and off instead.
- I figured it might have something to do with Vistas in-built tablet support functions conflicting with native wacom/AR interaction. Indeed I was able to get the alt+space+pen drag rotate function to work by going to Control Panel>Pen&Input devices > Pen Options >"Press and Hold" pen action > settings, and disabling that function. It seems by default, on a tablet install, Vista is set to treat holding the pen down as a "right click", for whatever reason.
Upon disabling this, all the navigation functions work properly in AR. However:
- Then the auto eraser function you get from using the eraser end of the pen no longer functions in AR. If you use the eraser end, it just continues to use the selcted tool. This problem is AR specific...the Eraser function still works in Photoshop and Painter. If I re-enable the "press and hold right click" function, the eraser end functions normally again, but the canvas nagivation problem is back).
This issue was tested both in native and XP compatibility mode.
It's not a huge deal...Im sure I can find an alternate mapping solution in my wacom config utility, or just do without pen flipping. Vistas tablet support features are intrusive, but just helpful enough to keep me from wanting to uninstall them altogether. I'm really more curious if anything, and thought I should at least report this.