How to customize your Surface Pen

by Volker Weber

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Matthias asked me this morning how he can select which of his two OneNote programs he could launch when pressing the button on his Surface Pen. I told him to use the Surface app, which eventually lead him to the correct panel. This setting has moved from the Surface app into Windows 10 Settings/Devices/Pen & Windows Ink.

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Hi Volker, me again ... I knew all of that and used it so far with great pleasure but now all of a sudden the Pen Shortcuts don't work anymore on my Surface 3, neither the Click Once (should open OneNote just like in your set-up) nor the Double-Click (customized to Screenshot to OneNote as well). Any idea what could be wrong?

Jochen Kattoll, 2017-01-17

You need to replace a battery. If it still writes but the buttons don't work it is the two 319 batteries. If it doesn't write it is the AAAA battery.

https://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/support/touch-mouse-and-search/troubleshoot-surface-pen

Volker Weber, 2017-01-17

Sorry, problem solved, Bluetooth was off :) Danke gleichwohl für die prompte Hilfe!

Jochen Kattoll, 2017-01-17

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