Surface 3 Pro Pen - is there a way to disable the eraser button?

I inadvertently click the eraser button when I am handwriting.  I would like to disable and just use the on screen erase feature.  Is there a way to disable or deactivate the eraser button?
SteveRDUAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

_Commented:
Don't have one handy, but have you looked in the Mouse Pointer Control Pane?

This should get you there.
- From Desktop, tap and hold to bring up the right-click menu.
- Select Personalize (At the bottom)
- Select Change Mouse Pointers (On the left)
- Pick a new pointer for the “Precision Select” option

I don't know if the SP3 has a separate pane for the Pen, but probably not.
0
SteveRDUAuthor Commented:
The Mouse pane doesn't apply to the pen.
There is a "Pen and Touch" pane in control panel but nothing there to control the pen buttons.
0
_Commented:
>> The Mouse pane doesn't apply to the pen

Okey dokey. Thanks for the info.
I wasn't sure about the SP3, but that's where you went on the SP2.
0
Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Exchange Server

The MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 certification validates your skills in supporting the maintenance and administration of the Exchange servers in an enterprise environment. Learn everything you need to know with this course.

SteveRDUAuthor Commented:
Can the eraser button be disabled on the SP2?
0
_Commented:
That I don't remember, off the top of my head. I have to go poke around some.
I do remember that the SP2 treated the Pen as a Mouse, and the SP3 went with the same Pen maker, but a different model.
0
_Commented:
hmmmm... here is something from the SP2, don't know if it will help any:

Change pen settings

You can change pen settings, such as the double-tap speed, flick functions, and touch actions, in the Pen and Touch control panel. Here’s how:

Step 1:       Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
(If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Search.)

Step 2:       In the search box, enter pen, and in the search results, tap or click Pen and Touch.
The Pen and Touch control panel displays.

Step 3:       Change the settings on the Pen Options, Flicks, and Touch tabs.


http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/support/touch-mouse-and-search/pro-pen

geeze... trying to find any good info on the SP3 Pen, is a bear.   : /
0
SteveRDUAuthor Commented:
no this doesn't help, already looked there
the manufacturer of the pen changed from Wacom to N-trig (Surface 2 to S3P)
0
_Commented:
>> ...changed from Wacom to N-trig

really?!?  I could have sworn I read they stayed with Wacom, but went with a different model.
Live and learn...


At this point, I would stop with the setting hunt, and work on a physical guard (non-permanent).
Maybe some kind of "slip-ring", to cover the button. A segment of one of those rubber grips they put on ball-point pens now, looks about the correct size.  

I once made a small "foam donut" to go around a button on a remote, (that really shouldn't have been put where it was).   : /

It's kind of hard to tell how high the buttons stick out, from the pics, but a "collar", with cut-outs for the buttons, should make the buttons "level" with the "new pen surface", so they don't get pushed while you are writing (a variation of the slip-ring).
0
Michael-BestCommented:
" Is there a way to disable or deactivate the eraser button?"

To my knowledge there is not.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
SteveRDUAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

no longer want to mess with this
0
Michael-BestCommented:
Sometimes the solution to an "Is there a way to" question is "no there is not"

I have provided the correct solution:

Michael-Best2014-09-04 at 19:41:39ID: 40303118

" Is there a way to disable or deactivate the eraser button?"

To my knowledge there is not.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Laptops Notebooks

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.