Deco Pro Series Drawing Tablet (Gen 2) Manual

Contents

Introduction

Product Overview
Included with your product
Wireless Shortcut Remote
Connection
Compatibility

Product Settings

Driver Installation
Introduction to Driver
Device Settings
Work Area
Screen
Drawing Tablet
Application
Pen settings
Wireless Shortcut Remote
Driver Settings
Driver Uninstallation
Medibang iOS/iPadOS Connection instructions
Ibis Paint iOS/iPadOS Connection instructions

FAQS

Introduction

Thank you for choosing XPPen Deco Pro(Gen 2) Drawing Tablet. This user manual is specially designed to detail the product’s functions and features. Please read this manual before using the product to ensure safe and proper use.

Due to the latest product improvements, content may differ from the final product and is subject to change without prior notice.

Note: The pictures in the User Manual are for reference only. The User Manual supplied with the device may vary depending on the model.

Drawing Tablet

1. Power Key

a. Long press for 3 seconds:Power on or off

b. Long press for 6 seconds:Bluetooth pairing mode

2. Bluetooth Switching Button

3. USB -C port

4. Indicator 1

In blue status:

a. Flashing slowly: Waiting for Bluetooth connection

b. Flashing quickly: Waiting for Bluetooth pairing

(Long press the Power Key for 6 seconds)

c. Always On: Successfully paired

In red status:

a. Flashing: Low battery (≤ 20%)

b. Always On: Charging

c. Off: Fully charged

The purple status indicates that the red and blue indicators are both On simultaneously.

5. Indicator 2

a. Off: The stylus is beyond the active area

b. Always On: The stylus enters into the active area

6. Active Area

Drawing Tablet x1

Stylus x1

Pen Nibs x4

Felt Nibs x4

Pen Case x1

USB-C to USB-C Cable x1

USB-C to USB-A Cable x1

Wireless Shortcut Remote x1**

Bluetooth Receiver x1 (use with Wireless Shortcut Remote)***

Glove x1

* The list is for illustrative purposes only. Please refer to the actual product.

** Due to different product specifications, the Wireless Shortcut Remote may not be standard. Please refer to the actual product.

*** Due to different product specifications, the Bluetooth receiver may not be standard. Please refer to the actual product.

1. Power Slide Switch

2. Indicator light

In blue status:

a. Flashing slowly: No Bluetooth connected.

b. Flashing quickly: Waiting for Bluetooth pairing.

c. Always on: Successfully paired (Always on for 30 seconds and then off)

In red status:

a. Flashing: Low battery (≤20%)

b. Always on: Charging

c. Off: Fully charged.

A purple color indicates that the red and the blue indicator are both on simultaneously.

3. Roller

4. Roller Switch Key (Long press for 6 seconds to enter Bluetooth pairing)

5. USB-C Port

6. Shortcut Key Group

4 customizable groups of 10 keys per application for a total of 40 shortcut keys. You can disable sets if they are not needed.

Group One is enabled by default, and K1 is the toggle key. Click to switch between Group.

* The list is for illustrative purposes only. Please refer to the actual product.

Wired Connection

Drawing Tablet

Please connect the USB-C to USB-C cable or the USB-C to USB-A cable to the USB port on the computer and the USB-C port on the tablet respectively.

Wireless Shortcut Remote

Please connect the USB-C to USB-C cable or the USB-C to USB-A cable to the USB port on the computer and the USB-C port on the Wireless Shortcut Remote respectively.

Connect to Android Phone or Tablet

1. Please connect the USB-C to USB-C cable to the Android device and the drawing tablet respectively.

2. Please place the XPPen drawing tablet and the Android device upright, and open an Android App with support for pressure sensing.

3. Please disable the auto-rotate function in the Android device, and keep the screen in portrait mode.

* Currently, the drawing tablet can only be used normally when the Android device is in portrait mode. It will not be used normally when in landscape mode.

Wireless Connection

A. Direct Bluetooth Connection

Drawing Tablet

1. Press and hold the power switch for 3 seconds to turn on the drawing tablet, and the indicator light 1 flashes in blue; then long press the power switch for 6 seconds to enter Bluetooth pairing and the indicator light 1 flashes in blue quickly.

2. Turn on the Bluetooth on the computer, add Bluetooth device, search for the device name "Deco Pro *** ", and click to complete the Bluetooth pairing, with the blue indicator light 1 always on.

3. Press and hold the power switch for 3 seconds to shut down. Indicator 1 will be off.

Wireless Shortcut Remote

1. Slide the Wireless Shortcut Remote power switch and the blue indicator light flashes slowly. Then long press the K11 shortcut key for 6 seconds to enter Bluetooth pairing and the blue indicator light flashes quickly.

2. Turn on the Bluetooth on the computer, add Bluetooth device, search for device name “Shortcut Remote” and complete Bluetooth pairing by clicking the device name “Shortcut Remote”, with the blue indicator always on. The indicator will be off after 30 seconds.

3. Slide the power switch again to turn off the device.

B. Connection via Bluetooth Receiver

Only Wireless Shortcut Remote Supported

Plug the Bluetooth receiver into the computer and slide the power switch, with the indicator light always on in blue. The blue indicator will be off after 30 seconds.

*If the Bluetooth receiver needs to re-pair with the device, please download the wireless pairing tool from the official website of XPPen (https://www.xp-pen.com) according to the product model, and refer to the operation guide for pairing connection.

Bluetooth Device Switching

The drawing tablet supports connection to two Bluetooth devices.

1. With the drawing tablet on, toggle the Bluetooth switching button to position 1, long press the power button for 6 seconds, and the drawing tablet is paired with device 1.

2. With the drawing tablet on, toggle the Bluetooth switching button to position 2, press and hold the power key for 6 seconds, and the drawing tablet is paired with device 2.

3. Toggle the Bluetooth switching button to switch the Bluetooth connection between the two devices.

Drawing Tablet

Wired Connection;

Windows 7 (or later), macOS 10.10 (or later), Android 10.0 (or later),

Chrome OS 88 (or later), Harmony OS, Linux.

Bluetooth Connection:

Windows 10 (or later), macOS 10.10 (or later).

Wireless Shortcut Remote

Wired or Dongle Connection;

Windows 7 (or later), macOS 10.10 (or later), Linux.

Bluetooth Connection:

Windows 10 (or later), macOS 10.10 (or later).

Product Settings

To ensure the device works properly, please install the driver before using it.

Please download the driver suitable for your product model from XPPen website (https://www.xp-pen.com).

Notes:

1. Before installing the driver, please turn off all antivirus software and graphics software.

2. Uninstall drivers (if any) for other drawing displays/tablets before the installation.

3. Restart your computer after the installation is completed.

4. For the best performance for your device, we recommend you to install the latest driver.

Windows:

Unzip file. Run the "exe" file as administrator, and follow the prompts to complete the installation.

Mac:

Unzip file. Run the "dmg" file and follow the prompts to complete the installation. Go to System Preference -> Security & Privacy -> Accessibility settings and click the lock icon in the lower left corner to unlock the settings. Tick the checkbox on the left of the PenTable_Driver application to enable accessibility. Then click the lock icon to lock the settings.

If there is no PenTablet_Driver on the list, go to Library -> Application Support -> PenDriver to add the driver manually.

Linux:

Deb: Enter command sudo dpkg -i. Drag the installation file to the window and execute the command;

Rpm: Enter command sudo rpm -i. Drag the installation file to the window and execute the command;

Tag.gz: Unzip file. Enter command sudo. Drag install.sh to the window and execute command.

The driver will run automatically after being installed. If it does not run automatically, go to the driver folder to run it manually.

Windows: Start -> Pentablet

Mac: Application -> XP-PenPenTabletPro -> PenTablet

If the device is not connected or the connection fails, you can see the following prompt. In this case, try to restart your computer or the driver, or contact our service staff for support.

If the device is connected to your computer successfully, the device image and name will be displayed in the upper left corner of the driver.

You can connect up to 3 devices via the driver at the same time. Customize a specific device's settings after switching to that device, and all changes made will only apply to that device.

Drawing Tablet

You can set the drawing display functions, including:

1. Work Area

2. Pen Settings

Go to Work area and define the mapping between the device's work area and the screen display area.

You can set the mapping between the display area of the current screen and the device.

If multiple monitors are used in duplicate mode, the work area of the device will be mapped to all monitors. When the pen moves in the work area, the cursor on all monitors will move at the same time.

If multiple monitors are used in extend mode, go to the monitor tabs to select one of the monitors that the work area of the device will be mapped to. XPPen drawing display is selected by default.

There are two available options to set the screen mapping area:

1)Set full screen: After you select it, the device will be mapped to the whole area of the selected monitor.

2)Customize screen area: There are three ways to customize the screen area:

a) Drag to select an area: Drag the cursor from one point to another on the screen.

b) Use the cursor to select an area: Select "Click to set screen area", then click the upper left corner position and lower right corner position to select on the screen.

c) Coordinates: Manually enter coordinates in the corresponding input boxes for X, Y, W and H.

3) Identify: Identify all connected monitors. The numeric identifier will be displayed in the lower left corner of each monitor.

You can set the work area of current device here. The driver enables three ways to set the work area of the device.

1) Full area: The whole work area of the device is available.

2) Customize active area: There are three ways to customize the work area.

a) Drag to select an area: Drag the cursor from one point to another on the device.

b) Use the pen to select an area: Select "Click to set active area", then use stylus to click the upper left corner position and lower right corner position on your device.

c) Coordinates: Manually enter coordinates in the corresponding input boxes for X, Y, W and H.

3) Proportion: Scale your device's work area and selected display area proportionately. For example: After selecting proportion, if your draw a circle on the device, a circle will appear on the screen, but some part of the work area may not be used. But if you don’t choose the proportion and draw a circle, then the circle may change into an ellipse on the screen.

Rotation:

You can set the device to 0°, 90°, 180° and 270° clockwise for use.

Left-handed mode: Rotate 180°.

The driver allows you to set pen keys, shortcut keys and roller/touch functions for a specific application.

Select an application from the list of applications at the top of the driver, tick the application, and then customize its pen keys, shortcut keys and roller/touch functions.

For example, if you select an application and change the pen’s configuration in the driver, the change is valid only when you use the application. When you run another application, the driver will recognize it automatically. You can add up to 7 applications.

1. Click the + icon on the top right of the application bar to open the application list;

2. Select an application to be added from the running applications or click Browse to add from the installed applications;

3. Click "OK" to add the selected application;

4. Select an added application, and click the - icon on the top right of the application bar to delete the application.

If you select all other applications, it will apply to other non-customized applications.

When the stylus is within the work area, the device will recognize the stylus and add it to the driver. The stylus used should be compatible with the device.

Click "Customize" in the drop-down menu to go to shortcut key settings and customize pen key functions.

Before setting shortcut key functions, tick to select any of the options under Keyboard, Mouse Control, Others, and Run Application.

Keyboard:

You can set keyboard shortcut, for example, set it as “Alt+A” in 3D MAX, so the alignment tool can be used.

Multiple groups of shortcut keys can be set. For example, type Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, and when you press the key, the shortcut key functions set will all run once.

Windows (Command): You can add a combination key containing system key, for example: to enter Win(Cmd)+Shift+3, you can press Shift+3 and the driver will bring the system key automatically.

Mouse control:

Set the key combination of mouse and keyboard. With the "Shift" and "Left Click" selected, the shortcut actions can be enabled in application that supports such key combinations.

Other:

Precision mode: Limit the device’s work area to a certain area. This function may allow you to create more detailed drawings.

Run application:

Run the selected application.

Customized name:

You can customize the name of the current key settings.

Pressure settings:

The sensitivity of pressure can be adjusted by adjusting the Output and Pen Pressure curve or moving the slider on the progress bar.

Current pressure can test your current pen pressure.

Mouse mode:

When you move your pen out of the work area, the cursor will stay where you leave, which is like operating a mouse. Select the mode and you can adjust the speed of the cursor on your device. If you do not select the mode, the pen mode applies by default.

Windows Ink (for Windows only):

Windows supports the handwriting function. If you need to use this function in Microsoft Office/Whiteboard or other software, do not turn it off.

Application

Customize the functions of the device under the application.

For example, if you select an application and change the configuration, the changes will only be effective when using the application. When switching between different applications, the driver will automatically recognize. When the first application is selected, it will apply to other non-customized applications.

You can add up to seven applications.

1. Click the + icon on the top right of the application bar to open the application list;

2. Select an application to be added from the running applications or click Browse to add from the installed applications;

3. Click "OK" to add the selected application;

Roller

Through the key in the middle of the roller, you can switch between the functional groups of the roller.

Customize:

Select "Customize" in the drop-down menu and enter the keys or key combinations through the keyboard to define the clockwise and counterclockwise functions of the roller.

Import/Save

Import:

Import the configuration saved in the device into the driver under the selected application.

Save:

Save the configuration under the currently selected application to the device.

Note: please use the "Import" and "Save" functions in the case of wired connection. The configuration of "Import" and "Save" does not include the rotation setting, and is only valid under the same operating system.

Shortcut keys

The driver provides four groups of shortcut keys. The first group of shortcut keys is used by default (cannot be disabled). Each group of keys can be customized for different functions. After enabling, you can switch between the enabled groups through "key group switching" (the default is K1 key, which can be customized as other keys).

Set preview

View the key group functions in use. If you select the key group that is not enabled in the driver, Functions of the group I will be displayed by default. Click the close button on the upper right to close the window.

Customize:

Select "Customize" in the drop-down menu to customize the function of each key and select "Mouse control" or "Keyboard" in "Customize" to customize the key combination.

Keyboard:

Set keyboard shortcuts, for example, set to "Alt + A" in the 3D MAX application to use the alignment tool.

Multiple groups of shortcut keys can be set. For example, type Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, and when you press the key, the shortcut key functions set will all run once.

Windows (Command): Add a combination key with system key. For example, when you need to type Win (Cmd) +left, press left, and the drive will automatically bring the system key.

Mouse control:

Set the key combination of mouse and keyboard. With the "Shift" and "Left Click" selected, the shortcut actions can be enabled in application that supports such key combinations.

Other:

Precision mode: Limit the device’s work area to a certain area. This function may allow you to create more detailed drawings.

Disable shortcut Keys:

Disable the functions and prompts of all keys of the device.

Disable message:

When you press a key, no key message will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Disable pressure:

You will not feel the pressure of the stylus when using the stylus.

Disable tilt:

This will disable the tilt effect of the stylus.

Import & Export config:

You can import/export configurations to read or save their settings. (When you need to import or export the changed functions, click the "Store" button on the left side of the driver interface first to save the current configuration. This function is available for only the same operating system.)

Diagnostic tool:

You can use the diagnostic tool in case of any problems while using the driver.

Feedback:

If you have any questions or suggestions during the use of the driver, you can give us feedback through this page.

Windows:

Go to Start -> Settings -> Apps -> Apps & Features, find "Pentablet" and then click "Uninstall" as per prompts.

Mac:

Go to -> Applications, find XP-PenPentabletPro, click "UninstallPenTablet" as per prompts.

Linux:

Deb: Enter command sudo dpkg -r xp-pen-pentablet and execute the command;

Rpm: Enter command sudo rpm -e xp-pen-pentablet and execute the command;

Tag.gz: Unzip file. Enter command sudo. Drag uninstall.sh to the window and execute the command.

1.Connect Drawing Tablet to iOS/iPadOS device

a) Press and hold the power switch for 3 seconds to turn on the drawing tablet, then long press the power switch for 6 seconds to enter Bluetooth pairing;

b) Turn on Bluetooth on iOS/iPadOS device, and select the drawing tablet to complete pairing (blue light on upon successful pairing).

2.Set Medibang app

a) Open Medibang, click on "New Canvas" and create a canvas according to the prompts.

b) Enter the drawing interface, click on the settings button in the bottom left corner, and enter the app settings page;

c) Select “Various settings” from the pop-up menu;

d) Select “XPPenの设定”;

e) Select and open  " XPPenの接続" in the pop-up page, and after successfully connecting, a prompt will appear at the bottom of the app.

f) You can also set the mapping direction of the drawing tablet simultaneously, which is set to the horizontal direction by default;

g) After the settings are complete, return to the drawing interface and you can use the drawing tablet for your creative work. The app maps the workspace area to the center area of the drawing tablet by default.

Notes:

1. The shortcut keys on the stylus are temporarily unavailable.

2. If Bluetooth connection is abnormal, you can try to recover connection by the methods below.

a) Reset Bluetooth by repeating the connection steps. The paired device will be automatically cleared in this process. Pair the device again;

b) If the drawing tablet is paired with other devices, please disconnect the Bluetooth connection between the drawing tablet and other devices, or use the Bluetooth switch key to switch to the corresponding device.

1.Connect Drawing Tablet to iOS/iPadOS device

a) Press and hold the power switch for 3 seconds to turn on the drawing tablet, then long press the power switch for 6 seconds to enter Bluetooth pairing;

b) Turn on Bluetooth on iOS/iPadOS device, and select the drawing tablet to complete pairing (blue light on upon successful pairing).

2.Set ibis Paint app

a) Open ibis Paint, and click "Settings";

b) Find "Supported Handwrite Stylus" in Settings, and select XPPen Pen Tablet;

3. Set pen pressure

a) Turn on the pen pressure function.

b) Drag the dot on the pressure sensitivity line to adjust pen pressure sensitivity.

c) Set pen key functions

d) Create a canvas and start your creation.

Notes:

1. Shortcut keys and custom settings

The stylus has shortcut keys and pressure sensitivity functions which can be customized in the APP.

The shortcut keys and wheel on the drawing tablet are temporarily unavailable.

The driver settings are temporarily unavailable, so the mapping area cannot be customized.

2. If Bluetooth connection is abnormal, you can try to recover connection by the methods below.

a) Reset Bluetooth by repeating the connection steps. The paired device will be automatically cleared in this process. Pair the device again;

b) If the drawing tablet is paired with other devices, please disconnect the Bluetooth connection between the drawing tablet and other devices, or use the Bluetooth switch key to switch to the corresponding device.

1. Computer fails to recognize the device.

1) Check if your computer's USB port used works normally. If not, use another USB port.


2. Stylus does not work.

1) Make sure you are using the stylus that originally came with your device;

2) Make sure you installed the driver correctly, and check if the pen settings of the driver is normal.

3. The drawing software cannot sense the pen pressure while the cursor can move.

1) Check if the drawing software supports pen pressure;

2) Download the latest driver from XPPen website, and check if the pen pressure is normal in the driver;

3) Before installing the driver, turn off your antivirus software and graphics software;

4) Uninstall drivers for other drawing displays before installation;

5) Restart your computer after the installation is completed;

6) If the pen pressure is normal in the driver (Windows: ensure Windows Ink is enabled in the pen settings of the driver), run the drawing software and test it again.

4. Line latency during drawing with the software.

Check if the computer configuration (CPU&GPU) meets the recommended configuration requirements for the drawing software installed, and optimize related functions via settings according to the FAQs posted on the official website of the drawing software.

5. Paired device fails to connect.

1) Open the Bluetooth connection interface in the operating system and delete the Bluetooth connection of the drawing tablet or Wireless Shortcut Remote;

2) Repeat the Bluetooth wireless connection steps to re-pair and connect the device.

Notes:

This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard (s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

(1) this device may not cause interference, and

(2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

If you need any further assistance, please contact us at:

Website: www.xp-pen.com

Email: service@xp-pen.com