If you want to show the Pen menu Taskbar icon on Windows 11, here is how you can do that using Windows Settings. You can open various apps from this menu, such as Sticky Notes, Snip & Sketch, etc. Here is how you can show or hide this menu on Taskbar in Windows 11.
If you use a Windows 11 powered touch screen computer with a stylus, this Pen menu could be a handy companion. Windows 11 displays an icon on the right side of the Taskbar, and a menu pops up when you touch or click the corresponding icon when the Pen is in use. Following that, you can use this section to pin frequently used apps and open them quickly.
How to show the Pen Menu Taskbar Icon on Windows 11
To show the Pen Menu Taskbar icon on Windows 11, follow these steps:
- Press Win+I to open Windows Settings.
- Go to the Personalization setting.
- Click on the Taskbar menu.
- Toggle the Pen menu button.
- Find the Pen-like icon on Taskbar.
To learn more about these steps, continue reading.
At first, you need to open the Windows Settings panel. There are multiple methods, but you can use the Win+I keyboard shortcut to get the job done. Once it is opened on your screen, switch to the Personalization tab or setting on the left-hand side.
Here you can find a menu called Taskbar. You need to click on this menu on the right side.
If you do not want to go through all these steps, you can right-click on the Taskbar and select the Taskbar settings option.
In the Taskbar settings panel, you can find an option called Pen menu. If you cannot see this option, you need to expand the Taskbar corner icons menu.
Following that, you need to toggle the corresponding button to show the Pen menu icon.
Next, you can tap or click on this icon to expand and use it.
However, if you do not want to use this menu anymore, you can hide it as well.
For that, do the following:
- Press Win+I to open the Windows Settings.
- Go to Personalization > Taskbar.
- Toggle the Pen menu button on the right side.
After that, you cannot find the icon on the Taskbar.
How do I enable my pen settings?
To enable Pen settings, you need to go to Windows Settings > Bluetooth & devices > Pen & Windows Ink. From here, you can configure and enable Pen on your Windows 11/10 computer. Follow this detailed guide if you want to learn more about Pen and Windows Ink Workspace settings in Windows 11/10.
How do I activate Windows pen?
To activate or connect Surface Pen or Windows Pen manually, you need to go to Windows Settings > Bluetooth & devices > Add device and follow the screen instructions to start pairing. However, you need to learn to use the Surface Pen tip kit.
Hope this guide helped you show or hide the Pen menu Taskbar icon on Windows 11.