Upcoming Surface Pro 3 app to bring custom pen pressure sensitivity

Microsoft is readying an update that will bring improved pressure sensitivity control to the Surface Pro 3 pen in a few weeks. This will come by way of a control panel app that will be available in the Windows Store in about two weeks. The update won't allow users to map the pen's side buttons, but that may be coming in a future update.

According to Surface Pro Artist, Surface Audience Marketing manager Markus Weickenmeier said that the update will add these features:

I was surprised to learn that the control panel will actually be a Windows Store app that will allow you to set the tip's initial activation force, edit the pen's pressure curve and map the cap button to either the desktop or Modern flavor of One Note.

A firmware update rolled out by Microsoft earlier this week will help pave the way for the new control panel. Making the tool a Store app enables Microsoft to do more dynamic and frequent updates, including adding new features in the future.

Are you excited about improved pressure sensitivity to the Surface Pro 3?

Source: Surface Pro Artist

Chuong Nguyen

Chuong's passion for gadgets began with the humble PDA. Since then, he has covered a range of consumer and enterprise devices, raning from smartphones to tablets, laptops to desktops and everything in between for publications like Pocketnow, Digital Trends, Wareable, Paste Magazine, and TechRadar in the past before joining the awesome team at Windows Central. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, when not working, he likes exploring the diverse and eclectic food scene, taking short jaunts to wine country, soaking in the sun along California's coast, consuming news, and finding new hiking trails.