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How to Show the Pen Menu on the Taskbar in Windows 11 – Step by Step Guide 2023

This post will guide you about showing or displaying the Pen menu on the Taskbar when using Windows 11 with touchscreen devices and a stylus. If you’re using a touch screen device with a stylus, a Pen menu icon appears on the Taskbar. If you don’t see the Pen menu, the steps below will show you how to display it so you can quickly use it with apps.

With the Pen menu on Taskbarkbar, you can quickly access your pen-optimized apps and settings without having to open the Start button. This feature wasn’t available in previous versions of Windows. However, Windows 11 makes it easy to quickly get your essential apps by clicking the Pen menu on Taskbarkbar.

When you want to show or hide the Pen menu icon on Taskbarkbar, continue below.

How to show the Pen Menu icon on the taskbar in Windows 11

As mentioned above, the Pen menu on the Taskbar allows you to access pen-optimized apps in Windows 11 quickly. In addition, its addition, its expansion provides shortcuts to essential apps without the need to go to the Start menu.

Below is how to enable it in Windows 11.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for the majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start  >>> Settings as shown in the image below:

How to Show the Pen Menu on the Taskbar in Windows 11

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the Taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. For example, in Windows Settings, click Personalization, then select Taskbar on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

How to Show the Pen Menu on the Taskbar in Windows 11

Expand the Taskbar settings pane Taskbar corner icons tile, then toggle the Pen Menu switch to the On position.

How to Show the Pen Menu on the Taskbar in Windows 11

When you do that, the Pen menu icon will show up on the Taskbar. You can quickly access it by clicking on it.

How to Show the Pen Menu on the Taskbar in Windows 11

How to hide the Pen menu on taskbar in Windows 11

Suppose you enabled the Pen menu on the Taskbar and changed your mind about it. In that case, you can quickly disable it by reversing the steps above and going to the Start menu >>> Settings >>> Personalization >>> Taskbar >>> Taskbar corner icons and toggling the button to the Off position for Pen menu.


This post showed you how to show or hide the Pen menu on Windows 11 taskbar. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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