Creating junctions with NTFS Link using a Wacom tablet
Facts - Other software technologies
Tuesday, 25 October 2011 20:50

This note is for a Wacom Graphire Tablet on Windows XP with NTFS Link v2.1 installed.

The utility NTFS Link can create links to directories on Windows computers. A link/junction to a directory can be created by doing three things simultaneously in Windows Explorer:

  1. Press the control key and keep it pressed.
  2. Click the directory for which you want to create the junction with the right mouse button and keep it clicked.
  3. Drag the directory to the parent directory of the new junction.
  4. Release the right mouse button. A Windows Explorer context menu will pop up. Choose Create Junction Here in the context menu.
  5. Release the Control key and rename the new junction.

I wondered how I could do the simultaneous control-right-mouse-click-drag with a Wacom tablet. Here is how:

  1. Select the directory in Windows Explorer and unselect it without clicking on another file or directory.
  2. Hold your pen far away from the tablet and press the button simulating a right mouse click. Keep this button pressed.
  3. Press the control key and keep it pressed.
  4. Now move the pen closer to the tablet but don't touch the tablet with the pen. Move the pen to drag the directory to the parent directory of the new junction, again without touching the tablet with the pen.
  5. Release the button simulating the right mouse button. A Windows Explorer context menu will pop up. Choose Create Junction Here in the context menu.
  6. Release the Control key and rename the new junction.