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How to Turn On or Off Allow Pen to Act as a Mouse in Windows 10


If your Windows 10 device has a pen or another type of stylus, you can customize what your pen does and how it works with your PC.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17661, there is a new option in Pen & Windows Ink Settings that allows your pen to behave like a mouse instead of scrolling or panning the screen.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off allowing your pen to act as a mouse in legacy apps instead of scrolling or panning the screen for your account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Allow Pen to Act as a Mouse in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Allow Pen to Act as a Mouse using a REG file





Turn On or Off Allow Pen to Act as a Mouse in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Allow Pen to Act as a Mouse in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Allow Pen to Act as a Mouse in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Devices icon.

2. Click/tap on Pen & Windows Ink on the left side, and check (on) or uncheck (off - default) Allow my pen to act as mouse in legacy applications for what you want on the right side. (see screenshot below)

3. You can now close Settings if you like. (see screenshot below)

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Turn On or Off Allow Pen to Act as a Mouse in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Allow Pen to Act as a Mouse in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Allow Pen to Act as a Mouse using a REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\Pen

PenInteractionModel DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On


1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Allow Pen to Act as a Mouse

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_ON_Allow_pen_to_act_as_mouse_in_legacy_applications.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off Allow Pen to Act as a Mouse

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_OFF_Allow_pen_to_act_as_mouse_in_legacy_applications.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. Sign out and sign in to apply.

8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn