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ArtDock by Konartist3D ArtDock by Konartist3D

EDIT: There's some report that ArtDock may not work well with Windows 8. Specifically, the touch on/off doesn't work unless you reboot. There's also a report that it stops working after a touch screen firmware upgrade. Use as your own risk. I don't have Win8 so I can't test this out yet.

This script base on the original RawInputControlTest.ahk found at:

And on adjustments made by tbaldree at:

This dock support Photoshop, SketchBook Pro, Paint Tool Sai, MyPaint, ZBrush, Maya, Topogun, Silo and 3DS Max.

Click on Download to try out the script. You'll need to install Autohokey for it to work.

You can find Autohokey at:

Use version "Installer for AutoHotkey_L" and install as 64-bit.

For the Samsung Series 7 Slate run file"ArtDock.ahk"

For the Asus EP121 Slate run file "ArtDock_EP121.ahk".

I been looking for a mobile ZBrush solution for years now and finally found it in the Samsung Series 7 Slate. It's awesome! I been playing with it for the last few months and probably sold about 20 of these just by showing it around. About 12 of them being my coworkers at Naughty Dog. But there was one big problem: Hotkeys. ZBrush and several art programs requires them and carrying around keyboards and other devices didn't make them truly portable. This is when we stumble across the original virtual hotkey script. It was almost perfect being able to touch the sceen for hotkeys while using the stylus.

At first I was only going to customized it for my personal use with ZBrush but having had convinced several people in buying this Slate, I felt a bit obligated to extend it to other art programs. So I dusted off what little programming I knew and started learning Autohokey scripting. Using some of my coworkers as QA, I think I have a pretty good script that eliminates a need for a keyboard attachment.

New things I've added is a Menu system for going between different art scripts, a horizontal slider button, a vertical slider button with delay (so toggle keys are sent one at a time), a helper dock for multiple docks in portrait view, and an appdock for extra docks to load up such as the Number Pad.

*Update: There's some confusion on the blue buttons. They all can be single tap in addition to flick/sliding. The flick types are light blue and now the sliding type are dark blue.

*Update: Asus EP121 Slate is now supported.

*Update: Silo and 3DS Max are now supported. Included instructions on how to edit MenuDock.
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I've been using this for over a year.
Probably the best piece of software I have on the Samsung Slate.
kozak79 Dec 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is invaluable. Thank you! I made a Surface Pro version (1920x1080). It can be downloaded from…
kozak79 Dec 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is pretty amazing. I made a Surface Pro (1920x1080) version and it's over at 
How to make script work, so that Photoshop could open maximized next to this toolbar rather then beeing hiden behind of it?
I usually just open PhotoShop in window mode, and then resize it to fit just outside of the ArtDock.
Also, it disappears once the pen hovers over it. If you dont mind having it in the way, it is workable but it just takes some time to get used to it.
Guys, Will this work on a surface pro?
Hi, First I Wold like to thank you for the effort, but sadly its not working for me :(
I have Fujitsu T902 Tablet PC and touch over the bar does not work. I found hardware information sent via the touch using AHKHID script, but how to create a new HW profile?
Did you figure out how to get this to work??
my device is lenovo x201 tablet has a major issue with running artdock .
this is my symptom.

1. it respond to my finger when digitizer is not active on my screen.
2. it doesn't respond to my finger when digitizer is active on my screen.
while digitizer is working condition, artdock panel supported to be respond to my finger.
that's what this app meant to be. I remember that it works very properly with samsung slate 7.
now I sold it for x201t and very frustrating.
anyone has solution about above, please inform me of how to shoot this so that I can use artdock on my x201t
like on S7S.
FYI wacom driver version is 7.0.2-29 downloaded from lenovo official.
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