Hey folks, I'm new here...registered because I just switched to MacBookPro from my old Windows XP, and needed some help. I've been using Gimp for several years now with my Wacom Bamboo Fun, but I can't for the life of me get it to work properly with Gimp on this Mac. I decided to look for an existing thread on the matter before posting a new one, and came across this, which sounded similar to my problems...I can't get my trackpad to work completely, either. I understand that tablet support is new to Macs, but I don't get why my trackpad wouldn't work either.
For the trackpad...it won't let me select tools or change color or anything. I can draw just fine with it, and know many of the keyboard shortcuts, and I can use some of my dialog boxes, but it's irritating. I did try disabling the pen and eraser options for input devices, and that seems to have worked, so I can do a lot of work with Gimp, but it's hard to paint. And, the trackpad doesn't seem to be a valid input controller based on the list of options it's giving me.
For the Bamboo, it's got a bad delay in responding, poor sensitivity (though I'm gonna mess with the actual tablet properties more), and it has trouble placing the cursor and outlined brush image. It also won't use color. I can choose any color I like, but as soon as I try to draw, it resets my foreground and background colors to black and white. I'm sure there are more problems I haven't yet discovered, but I've never run into any similar problems on my XP. I checked and compared the input devices/controllers preferences on both computers, and the Mac doesn't seem to even recognize that my tablet is indeed a tablet...
Maybe I'm just too new to Macs, though. The fact that I just recently got this new computer (first time Mac user) is probably compounding my struggles in Gimp, so I'm sorry if some of these issues/questions are pretty basic... I'm just getting concerned that I won't be able to use Gimp like I used to.
Can anyone help out this Mac newbie?