Devices Enable or Disable Pen Visual Effects in Windows 11


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You can pair a pen via Bluetooth to connect the pen with your Windows 11 PC and use with the pen menu.

You can customize what your pen does and how it works with your PC.

For example, you can choose not to show visual effects for the pen. Some pens may show a ripple effect when pressing down on the touch screen.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show pen visual effects for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Show Pen Visual Effects in Settings
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Show Pen Visual Effects using REG file




Option One

Enable or Disable Show Pen Visual Effects in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Bluetooth & devices on the left side, and click/tap on Pen & Windows Ink on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Pen & Windows Ink settings

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3 Click/tap on Additional pen settings to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Check (enable - default) or uncheck (disable) Show visual effects for what you want.

Show_pen_visual_effects-2.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Enable or Disable Show Pen Visual Effects using REG file


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 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


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Cursors]
"PenVisualization"=dword:00000023

3 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


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Cursors]
"PenVisualization"=dword:00000000

4 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


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Cursors]
"PenVisualization"=dword:00000020

5 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


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Cursors]
"PenVisualization"=dword:00000003

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 Either sign out and sign in or restart the computer to apply.

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


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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