Wacom Bamboo Stylus not working on 4.4.2

Type of device* : Stylus
Brand and version of the device: Wacom Bamboo Ink Plus Stylus (6ish years old)
System** : HP ENVY x360 laptop

* graphics tablet/display tablet/2-in-1 laptop/Android tablet
** Windows/Linux/Mac/Android, + version (you’ll find it in Help -> Show system information for bug reports)


Description of the issue (you can include screenshots): I just updated my Version on Krita (I believe I was using 4.1???) and now my bamboo stylus isnt working as well. The main issues Im having is that I used to be able to hold the button on the side of my stylus in order to use a different brush and upon releasing the button my brush would return to whatever I had been using prior to holding the button down (most frequently Id use this while sketching and then hold down the button to use an eraser briefly and then return back to my sketch pencil). Also, when I have my computer in ‘tablet mode’ (which I typically do for krita as it makes it easier to sketch or write on) if I try to scroll through the brush options with my stylus it glitches and doesnt allow me to scroll (it flashes quite a bit and then returns me to the top of brush options). IF anyone knows how to fix this I would be grateful, if not could I receive help on how to download my old version? I know old version are listed but they are listed as a bunch of individual files and Im not sure how to download the complete version.

The last version I had was 4.1.7 - I just figure out how to reinstall it and the stylus does function properly in that version, that being said, I love a lot of the features of the new version (including all the upgrades to the text function and new brushes) so if anyone could help me figure out how to resolve the issue in the new version that would be great!

Hello and welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

About two years ago, when you first installed krita 4.1.7, did you use the Wacom setup/config utilty to setup the stylus button to generate the / key?
This key is the keyboard shortcut for switching to the previously used brush preset that would let you swap between any two brush presets.

The Wacom setup utility usually has the ability to create separate ‘profiles’ for different applications.
I believe that what you need to do is install 4.4.2 and then use the Wacom utility to create a profile for krita.
If you already did that some time ago for 4.1.7 then you need to delete that profile and create a new krita profile.

Previous tablet problems when upgrading the krita version seem to indicate that the Wacom (and possibly Huion) drivers have the clever ability to detect that a newer version of krita is not the same as the version the profile was originally set up for and so they use the ‘default’ profile instead of an established krita profile.

Alternatively, you can try to set up the stylus button to the / key in the ‘default’ profile to see if that works as well.
If it does, that will probably have consequences for any other graphics application that you may run which use the ‘default’ profile.

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