Set the Wacom tablet’s tracking mode

Tracking Mode determines how the pointer is mapped to the screen.

  1. Open the Activities overview and start typing Wacom Tablet.

  2. Click on Wacom Tablet to open the panel.

  3. Click the Tablet button in the header bar.

    If no tablet is detected, you’ll be asked to Please plug in or turn on your Wacom tablet. Click the Bluetooth Settings link to connect a wireless tablet.

  4. Next to Tracking Mode, select Tablet (absolute) or Touchpad (relative).

In absolute mode, each point on the tablet maps to a point on the screen. The top left corner of the screen, for instance, always corresponds to the same point on the tablet.

In relative mode, if you lift the pointer off the tablet and put it down in a different position, the cursor on the screen doesn’t move. This is the way a mouse operates.