Turn On or Off Show Cursor and Effects when using Pen in Windows 10  

    Turn On or Off Show Cursor and Effects when using Pen in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Show Cursor and Effects when using Pen in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Show Cursor and Visual Effects when using Pen in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Hardware & Drivers
    27 May 2018
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Turn On or Off Show Cursor and Visual Effects when using Pen 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.

    You can turn on or off to show a cursor when you hover your pen over the screen.

    You can turn on or off to show visual effects (ex: ripple) when you touch your pen on the screen.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to show a cursor and visual effects when using a pen for your account in Windows 10.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: Turn On or Off Show Cursor and Visual Effects when using Pen in Settings
    • Option Two: Turn On or Off Show Cursor and Visual Effects when using Pen using a REG file





    Turn On or Off Show Cursor and Effects when using Pen in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Show Cursor and Effects when using Pen in Windows 10
    Turn On or Off Show Cursor and Visual Effects when using Pen 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 - default) or uncheck (off) Show visual effects for what you want on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    3. Check (on - default) or uncheck (off) Show cursor for what you want on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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

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    Turn On or Off Show Cursor and Effects when using Pen in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Show Cursor and Effects when using Pen in Windows 10
    Turn On or Off Show Cursor and Visual Effects when using Pen using a REG file


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

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Cursors

    PenVisualization DWORD

    0 = Off "Show visual effects" and Off "Show cursor"
    3 = On "Show visual effects" and Off "Show cursor"
    20 = Off "Show visual effects" and On "Show cursor"
    23 = On "Show visual effects" and On "Show cursor"


    1. Do step 2 (on - both), step 3 (off - both), step 4 (off effects & on cursor), or step 5 (on effects & off cursor) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Turn On "Show visual effects" and Turn On "Show cursor" when using Pen

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Pen-Turn_ON_show_visual_effects_Turn_ON_show_cursor.reg

    download


     3. To Turn Off "Show visual effects" and Turn Off "Show cursor" when using Pen

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Pen-Turn_OFF_show_visual_effects_Turn_OFF_show_cursor.reg

    download


     4. To Turn Off "Show visual effects" and Turn On "Show cursor" when using Pen

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Pen-Turn_OFF_show_visual_effects_Turn_ON_show_cursor.reg

    download


     5. To Turn On "Show visual effects" and Turn Off "Show cursor" when using Pen

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Pen-Turn_ON_show_visual_effects_Turn_OFF_show_cursor.reg

    download

    6. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

    9. Sign out and sign in to apply.

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


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 1,076
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       26 May 2018 #1

    I use a stylus on two Windows 10 computers.
    - On both of them I have found it very handy to delay recognition of long presses as right-clicks
    - This context menu facility can be useful at times so delaying it rather than stopping it suits me.

    Control panel, Pen and touch, Press and hold - Settings
    Right-click mode activation [Speed] - Long
    OK

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    By making this setting, I am protected from natural pauses when writing onscreen.
    - As I get better at using a pen onscreen I find that I am writing more naturally and that includes resting the pen on the screen momentarily at the end of words and sentences.
    - When context menus kept appearing it used to throw me off track completely.
    - This setting makes the system wait a few seconds before showing the context menu so context menus now only appear when I want them to.

    Denis
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    16 Oct 2018 #2

    Can anyone extract from Windows Vista by using e.g. RegMonitor what registry key is changed when switching checkbox in Control Panel > Pen and Input Devices > Pointer Options: Show pen cursors instead of mouse cursors when I use my pen explained in this post?

    (I don't have Vista anymore )
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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