I have a mid-2010 15" Macbook Pro with 10.8 installed, and I use a Wacom Bamboo tablet (one of the older ones, it's model MTE-450). I've noticed that whenever the tablet is plugged in, many hover states for the mouse no longer work for the trackpad and generic plug-in mice.

For example, normally if you hover over the three buttons at the top left of a window, they'll show a "x – o" pattern. However, if my tablet is plugged in, and I move the mouse over to hover, no hover occurs. This is the same with the dock icons, and with close-tab on Safari. Unplugging the tablet does nothing, and so far only a restart will fix this.

Any tips on how to start fixing?

1 Answer 1


Have you installed the latest 10.8 compatible driver for the Bamboo?

You can find it here: http://cdn.wacom.com/U/Drivers/Mac/Consumer/530/PenTablet_5.3.0-3.dmg

  • I did try the latest driver, but I'll check again tonight for consistency's sake.
    – H4v0kh3l1
    Jan 4, 2013 at 19:13
  • 5.32-2 RC did the trick (version after the one posted). Only several months after the fact, but it's all working now.
    – H4v0kh3l1
    May 25, 2013 at 18:41

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