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Do you hover or drag?

Drag
35.07% 614
Hover
64.93% 1137
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Xivaxi wrote:

I have a question to those who drag:

How do you keep your pen nibs from being eaten away within the span of a few days?

I have much better cursor control and snapping while dragging, but my pen is visibly being eaten away after only 2-3 maps...so I force myself to hover. Is there some trick to longer pen life? Or am I destined to learn to hover...
You're probably applying way too much pressure. I only have to change my pen nibs every few months, and even then they aren't that worn out, I could probably reuse all of them with no issue. Try to relax your hand a bit more and apply less pressure. I used to change my nib more often back when I got my tablet and used a smaller area, because I had to tense my hand more which made me press harder onto the tablet as well.

You could also buy lots of spare nibs, that would probably solve your problem as well, but I've never had to (still using the spare nibs that came with my tablet, one year after).
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Luna wrote:

I tap, so neither really
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I'd recommend you to hover.
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Puncia wrote:

Luna wrote:

I tap, so neither really
dragging present participle of drag (Verb)
Verb

Pull (someone or something) along forcefully, roughly, or with difficulty.
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there's a difference between tapping and dragging you know
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Tapping = not disabling mouse buttons, and using pen contact with tablet as the primary means of input.
As in, I play maps without streams with tablet only (And use only one keyboard key in addition to tapping for streams).
Basically a combination of hovering (for general movement) and dragging (for sliders, spinners etc)
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edit: luna described already

anyways, the option you choose is HOVER because most of your movement is going to be hovering over the tablet.
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Can't edit the poll. sorry :p
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I've been dragging for like ever, but I can't get used to hovering. What happens is I lift the pen up to high sometimes and it screws up everything. That and my hand shakes sooooo badly
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i'm hovering since when i got my tab and i think it's better for the pen ^^
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I drag, and to avoid excessive tablet/ nib wear, I taped a piece of clear plastic (an overhead sheet) around my tablet tightly. I havent had to replace a tip yet, but I suppose it will wear out eventually... Just not anytime soon.
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d777b wrote:

I drag, and to avoid excessive tablet/ nib wear, I taped a piece of clear plastic (an overhead sheet) around my tablet tightly. I havent had to replace a tip yet, but I suppose it will wear out eventually... Just not anytime soon.
I did that too, and it's actually working.
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I hover, but I keep the pen close to the tab so occasionally it touches the tab. With mouse disabled ofcourse
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I hover. Course my hand was shaking my first time trying the "hover" method, but after 4 hours I got used to it.
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I tap on my screen, but I have a screen protector on so I'm not too worried about getting it scratched (there are slightly noticable scratchmarks from spinners though... ). The pen nib is slightly worn after ~4 months of play, but its still usable for everything i can throw at it. I tap as much as I can, except the occasional map with heavy deathstreams.
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i usually hover, but i drag during spinners.

i used to hover spinners too, but sometimes the pen goes out of tablet's range and break my spinning.
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i hover but my hand rests on the tablet, which causes a lot of trouble since it limits my movement=w=;;;
so i always wear a jacket so i can glide my hand as much as i want on the tablet.......bad thing is that I get so hot when i play during summer...
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dumieAri wrote:

i hover but my hand rests on the tablet, which causes a lot of trouble since it limits my movement=w=;;;
so i always wear a jacket so i can glide my hand as much as i want on the tablet.......bad thing is that I get so hot when i play during summer...
maybe adjust the active area so you can keep your wrist in one place?
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dumieAri wrote:

i hover but my hand rests on the tablet, which causes a lot of trouble since it limits my movement=w=;;;
so i always wear a jacket so i can glide my hand as much as i want on the tablet.......bad thing is that I get so hot when i play during summer...
lol you don't need to wear the jacket...

I put my wrist bone on the table and I slip in a piece of soft towel under. I fold the towel at least twice so that there're 4 layers. This allows me to glide short distance without much friction, cause the towel layers are rubbing against each others when I move instead of my wrist taking the full impact.
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maybe adjust the active area so you can keep your wrist in one place?[/quote]

i tried, but i prefer a bigger active area, feels more natural o3o;
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