However, I find that I never use the tablet’s touch functionality, and that it’s actually quite annoying as I keep accidentally touching it and causing various problems.
To disable the touch functionality in Windows or Mac is very easy as there’s a settings GUI included with the drivers. On Linux, you need to get terminal open. The first command you want is:
xsetwacom --list devices
This will produce a list of Wacom devices currently detected, so you can get the ID for the touch functionality. The list will look something like this:
Wacom BambooPT 2FG 4x5 Pen eraser id: 9 type: ERASER
Wacom BambooPT 2FG 4x5 Pen stylus id: 10 type: STYLUS
Wacom BambooPT 2FG 4x5 Finger pad id: 11 type: PAD
Wacom BambooPT 2FG 4x5 Finger touch id: 12 type: TOUCH
The one you want is “type: TOUCH”. In my case the ID is 12. Then type the following command to switch off touch:
xsetwacom set 12 touch off
Replace the ID 12 with whatever ID number you get from your list of devices.
If you want to switch touch back on again, the command is simply:
xsetwacom set 12 touch on