Hide or Show Windows Ink Workspace Button on Taskbar in Windows 10

    Hide or Show Windows Ink Workspace Button on Taskbar in Windows 10

    How to Hide or Show Windows Ink Workspace Button on Taskbar in Windows 10
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    09 May 2017
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    How to Hide or Show Windows Ink Workspace Button on Taskbar in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328, you can try out the new Windows Ink experience for yourself. Windows Ink puts the power of Windows in the tip of your pen, enabling you to write on your device as you do on paper, creating sticky notes, drawing on a whiteboard, and easily sharing your analog thoughts in the digital world. Windows Ink is also integrated into apps like Maps, Microsoft Edge, and Office.

    If you have a device with an active pen like the Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book Ė Windows Ink Workspace is enabled by default and accessible via the pen button in the notification area of your taskbar. You wonít see this button if your device does not have an active pen paired with it. However, for those of you who donít have a device with an active pen but want to try out Windows Ink Workspace, you can still manually enable the Windows Ink Workspace button.

    For more information about Windows Ink, see:

    This tutorial will show you how to hide or show the Windows Ink Workspace button on your taskbar in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14342, Microsoft has updated the Windows Ink Workspace icon on the taskbar. The new icon shows a more expressive ink stroke and is more consistent with other icons in the notification area. The new icon also looks better at wider range of sizes.
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    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Hide or Show Windows Ink Workspace Button in Taskbar Context Menu
    • Option Two: To Hide or Show Windows Ink Workspace Button in Settings
    • Option Three: To Hide or Show Windows Ink Workspace Button using a BAT file



    EXAMPLE: Windows Ink Workspace







    Hide or Show Windows Ink Workspace Button on Taskbar in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Hide or Show Windows Ink Workspace Button on Taskbar in Windows 10
    To Hide or Show Windows Ink Workspace Button in Taskbar Context Menu

    1. Right click or press and hold on the taskbar, and click/tap on Show Windows Ink Workspace button to toggle it to show (checked) or hide (unchecked). (see screenshots below)

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    Hide or Show Windows Ink Workspace Button on Taskbar in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Hide or Show Windows Ink Workspace Button on Taskbar in Windows 10
    To Hide or Show Windows Ink Workspace Button in Settings

    1. Turn on or off the Windows Ink Workspace system icon for what you want. (see screenshot below)

    For how, see: How to Turn Taskbar Notification Area System Icons On or Off in Windows 10

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    Hide or Show Windows Ink Workspace Button on Taskbar in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Hide or Show Windows Ink Workspace Button on Taskbar in Windows 10
    To Hide or Show Windows Ink Workspace Button using a BAT file

    Note   Note
    The .bat files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PenWorkspace

    PenWorkspaceButtonDesiredVisibility DWORD

    0 = Hide
    1 = Show


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


     2. To Show Windows Ink Workspace Button on Taskbar

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

    Show_Windows_Ink_Workspace_button_on_taskbar.bat

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     3. To Hide Windows Ink Workspace Button on Taskbar

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

    Hide_Windows_Ink_Workspace_button_on_taskbar.bat

    download

    4. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    5. Unblock the .bat file.

    6. Run the .bat file.

    7. You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly opens and closes as explorer is restarted to apply the registry changes.

    8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    11 May 2016 #1
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14342, Microsoft has updated the Windows Ink Workspace icon on the taskbar. The new icon shows a more expressive ink stroke and is more consistent with other icons in the notification area. The new icon also looks better at wider range of sizes.
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