Devices Enable or Disable Write with Fingertip in Handwriting Panel in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable write with fingertip in the handwriting panel for your account in Windows 11.

The touch keyboard in Windows 11 includes a handwriting panel layout you can use to enter text with a pen or your finger.

You can enable or disable the ability to write with your fingertip in the handwriting panel. This can be useful if you want to write with a pen in the handwriting panel without having to worry about making mistakes with your finger while writing with the pen.


Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Write with Fingertip in Handwriting Panel in Settings
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Write with Fingertip in Handwriting Panel using REG file


EXAMPLE: Handwriting panel

Handwriting_panel.png





Option One

Enable or Disable Write with Fingertip in Handwriting Panel 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)


Handwriting_panel_Settings-1.png

3 Click/tap on Use your handwriting to enter text to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Check (enable - default) or uncheck (disable) Write with your fingertip for what you want.

Handwriting_panel_Settings-2.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Enable or Disable Write with Fingertip in Handwriting Panel using REG file


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

2 Enable Write with Fingertip in Handwriting Panel

This is the default setting.


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

Enable_write_with_fingertip_in_handwriting_panel.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\TabletTip\EmbeddedInkControl]
"EnableInkingWithTouch"=dword:00000001

3 Disable Write with Fingertip in Handwriting Panel

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

Disable_write_with_fingertip_in_handwriting_panel.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\TabletTip\EmbeddedInkControl]
"EnableInkingWithTouch"=dword:00000000

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


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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