Rapidweaver 8, Stacks4 and Intuos M Tablet

I am using Rapidweaver 8.2.1 and Stacks 4. Everything seems fine (excellent update from 3, by the way), but I can no longer drag stacks onto the work area using my Wacom Intuos M stylus. Other functions work as expected. Have reinstalled the tablet, but same result. Any suggestions or fixes please?


We’re researching this one. It also seems to affect the exact same drag, from library to layout, when using RapidWeaver over a remote screen sharing connection.

I’m confident it’s the same bug – this is just too strange of a behavior to be anything else.

I’m less confident I will fix it quickly, however. I’ve now spent two complete days researching this. What I can say for certain is that the bug was not caused by a change in Stacks software – either mine or the libraries I’m using.

I can re-create the problem simply by recompiling Stacks 3 with updated build settings. This means the bug is a bit more difficult to fix. It’s likely that something very fundamental inside macOS has changed recently – and this catalyzed a change in behavior in Stacks.

We will get this fixed, but I’m afraid this looks to be less and less like a quick turn-around. I suspect it may take me more than a week to even find the problem. And making fundamental changes at this level can often lead to a cascade of cleanup afterwards.

In the meantime I can only recommend using a standard mouse and avoiding screen sharing – or dropping back to Stacks 3 for a week or two.

Thanks for understanding,


Thanks for the swift response.

Using a mouse for a while is not the end of the world.

One thing I’ve noticed though: if I click on a stack with the mouse, I can then drag it with the Intuos stylus into the layout…

I don’t know if that give you a clue to the possible problem, but it certainly gave me cause for (possibly misplaced) optimism!



good news. this bug is solved and in the bag. i’ve actually been stuck a few days on a minor issue with Externals that is still giving me pains today.

i think even if i’ve gotten no further i’ll release what fixes i’ve completed tomorrow (Sunday) – it seems this issue with alternate input devices really affects quite a few people – way more than i would have guessed, anyway.

so look for an auto-update tomorrow sometime and let me know if that helps out – i’m pretty confident it will, but never hurts to get some confirmation that it worked out.


Isaiah, That has fixed the issue. Thank you so much.

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