Microsoft now lets you customize the buttons on Surface Pen with any apps you want

Looks like a small but massively significant update has gone out for the Surface app. Version 10.0.342 is now live in the store and it is going to make a lot of folks happy.
The Surface app, which comes pre-installed on all new Surfaces, finally now lets you customize the rear 3-way button on the new Surface pen for Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 (it also works with Surface 3 and Pro 3).
Heading into the app you can find sub-sections for Button Customization including options for single-click, double-click, and press and hold. Here are the new choices:
  • Single-click: OneNote (default), Disabled, Launch a store app, Launch a desktop app
  • Double-click: Screenshot (default), Disabled, Launch a store app, Launch a desktop app
  • Press and hold: Cortana (default), Disabled, Launch a store app, Launch a desktop app
When choosing Launch a store app a sub-menu pops up letting you choose any install app on your system. Same for a desktop app.
In the past, Microsoft let uses choose between OneNote (Store app) and OneNote (desktop), but that was it. Even that feature was removed with the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.
Now, however, the company is making a nice comeback by giving users the ability to make those buttons do whatever they want, which is very important for artists and engineers who would prefer to launch a specific photo app.

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