When you have a great stylus pen for writing and drawing on your laptop, the side buttons on the pen provide very convenient and quick functions. But the default functions don't always match your habits, so today, let's talk about how to customize the button functions.
First, let's understand the names of the buttons.
As shown in the picture, side buttons are divided into top button and down button.
Default Pen Button Functions
Let's start by understanding the default functions. If the default functions already meet your needs, then there's no need to continue reading the following.
Customize Pen Button Functions
If the default function is not what you are used to, then let's start our custom button operation.
1, LENOVO DEVICES
Download Pen Settings Driver
download Lenovo pen App from Wacom.
Download and Install the App.
Reprogram the buttons
If you see the following page, then congratulations, you have successfully installed the App. Now, you can reprogram the buttons what you want. Enjoy yourself.
Top and Bottom Barrel Button Functions
|• Left Click – Execute a Left mouse click at the cursor location|
|• Right Click – Execute a Right mouse click at the cursor location|
|• Middle Click – Execute a Middle mouse click at the cursor location|
|• Double Click – Execute a Double Left mouse click at the cursor location|
|• 4th Click – Execute a Mouse 4th Click at the cursor location|
|• 5th Click – Execute a Mouse 5th Click at the cursor location|
|• Modifier – Open a dialog that allows the user to choose a modifier button (alt, ctrl, shift, Win) to send to the system when the|
|button is executed|
|• Radial Menu – Display the radial menu at the cursor location|
|• Erase – Send erase commands to the system to make the button behave as an eraser|
|• Barrel Button – Send a “Barrel Button” command to the system to invoke the system or app defined behavior. Most apps treat|
|this as a right click.|
|• Keystrokes – Allow the user to record keystrokes for playback later.|
|• Open/Run App – Allow the user to choose an executable, document or other file to be opened/ran.|
|• Ink Workspace – Open the Ink Workspace sidebar|
|• Sticky Notes – Open the Sticky Notes app|
|• Sketchpad – Open the Sketchpad app|
|• Screen Sketch– Open the Screen Sketch app|
|• Cortana – Invoke the Cortana speech recognition app|
|Note: The functions above may be slightly different depending on the App version.|
|• If disabled, the Barrel Button function is executed when the button is pressed while tapping the Pen tip against the screen.|
|• If enabled, the Barrel Button function is executed immediately when the button is pressed while pen is detected.|
Note: The screenshot is only for reference. It might be different depending on the APP version.
Radial Menu Settings
The Radial Menu is a function that can be triggered by a Barrel Button. It will display a floating pop-up menu on the user’s screen that can provide customized functionality with a single click and tap.
|By default, the 8 pie pieces of Radial Wedges are set to the following values (from top, clockwise):|
|• Volume Up|
|• Next Track|
|• Screen Sketch|
|• Previous Track|
|• Volume Down|
Each Radial Wedge can be programmed for a different function:
|• Open/Run App – Allows the user to choose an executable, document or other file to be opened/ran.|
|• Default Web Browser – Launches the default Web browser.|
|• Default Email App – Launches the default E-Mail app|
|• Play/Pause – Sends a Play/Pause media keystroke to the system|
|• Next Track – Sends a next track media keystroke to the system|
|• Previous Track – Sends a previous track media keystroke to the system|
|• Volume Up – Turns up the volume one click|
|• Volume Down – Turns the volume down one click|
|• Settings – Launches the Wacom CPL App|
|• Switch Application – performs an application switch|
|• Ink Workspace – Opens the Ink Workspace sidebar|
|• Sticky Notes – Opens the Sticky Notes app|
|• Sketchpad – Opens the Sketchpad app|
|• Screen Sketch – Opens the Screen Sketch app|
|• Cortana – Invokes the Cortana speech recognition app|
|• Page up|
|• Page Down|
|Note: The functions above may be slightly different depending on the App and the Windows version.|
2, HP/ASUS/DELL DEVICES
Download Pen Tool Free Stylus Remapper App from Microsoft store.
The Barrel input will remap the top button of the stylus.
The Invert input will remap the down button of the stylus.