New dock brings a touch of Surface Studio design to your Surface Pro.
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If you're a regular reader of this site, you'll know that I'm a fan of Silicon Benders' Sketchable, one of the few Windows Store apps that properly shows off the power of the Surface Pro and Windows pen computing.
As many readers discovered last month, Wacom's recent Feeldriver update introduced a bug which disabled the Surface Pro 1 and 2's volume buttons.
The company has now posted a new version, ISD_7.2.1-24, which corrects the issue as well as several others. You can download it here.
According to Mike Bagdanoff at Wacom, "The 22.214.171.124 uses too much CPU. We tracked the problem to an expensive API call that someone slipped in (the culprit has been punished). On slow units it can cause a delay in the cursor movement in some apps."
The Feeldriver should work with any Wacom-equipped tablet PC. As the Wacom website states, "note that Surface Pro 3 is not a tablet with Wacom feel IT technologies and the driver should not be installed on Surface Pro 3." If you have any doubts about compatibility, download and run the WacomHardwareCheck utility found on the same page.
I haven't had a chance to test this new version yet, but please post your findings below.
I've received confirmation from Wacom that they are aware of the issues introduced by version 126.96.36.199 of the Feel driver, released in mid-February.
As many of you noticed, the driver disables the volume buttons on the Surface Pro 1 and 2. Additionally, it uses too much CPU which can cause a delay in the cursor movement in some applications on less powerful devices.
"We tracked the problem to an expensive API call that someone slipped in (the culprit has been punished)," writes my Wacom contact.
Some other minor bugs are being ironed out and a new build should be available within two weeks. For now, your best bet if you're affected by these issues is to uninstall version 188.8.131.52 and revert to one of the legacy Feel drivers located here.