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Control PowerPoint presentations, record audio clips, take snapshots and image sequences from camera with Surface Pen! For all Surface devices compatible with Surface Pen it is possible to assign custom actions when you press the top button, for example opening OneNote or launching various other applications. With KeyPenX you can also assign PowerPoint controlling actions - go to the next slide when you click pen button once, previous slide when you double click and start slideshow, when you press and hold the button. Essentially, KeyPenX turns your Surface Pen into PowerPoint remote control! Unlike default fixed PowerPoint shortcuts for Surface Pen in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, whith KeyPenX you can fully customize presentation navigation shortcuts, including starting slideshow. If you are an active Surface Pen user, especially if you are a teacher or a presenter frequently using PowerPoint and handwriting notes on your slides, it is extremely convenient way of advancing presentations using Surface Pen only. What is unique about KeyPenX? It is also possible to assign secondary actions when PowerPoint is not running. After presenting you don’t have to go back to your Surface system settings and change pen shortcuts to their default behavior. KeyPenX has embedded actions for recording short audio clips and taking snapshots from camera. How it works: - During the first launch KeyPenX makes a new sub-folder "KeyPenX" in your "Documents" folder and generates three shortcuts "KeyPenX-SingleClick.lnk", "KeyPenX-DoubleClick.lnk" and "KeyPenX-PressHold.lnk". - Follow instructions in KeyPenX main window and assign those file shortcuts to pen shortcuts in Windows system settings "Pen settings". - Define in KeyPenX secondary actions for situation when PowerPoint is not running - start OneNote, Cortana, Windows Ink Workspace, record short audio clip, take a snapshot from Surface camera or directly execute any classic app. Please note: KeyPenX cannot define pen actions for execution under the lock screen.

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Version notes

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New in 1.3: - Camera preview during taking snapshots. - Take image sequences, up to 20 images. - Updated instructions for Fall Creators Update. New in 1.2: - Individual configuration options for Surface Pen actions when PowerPoint is running and when it's not. - New PowerPoint action: start slideshow from current slide. - New standard actions: OneNote Desktop, Windows Ink Workspace. - New KeyPenX actions: short audio recording up to 30 sec, take a snapshot from Surface camera. - More logical naming of KeyPenX file shortcuts in "Documents\KeyPenX" folder, new names are: "KeyPenX-SingleClick.lnk", "KeyPenX-DoubleClick.lnk" and "KeyPenX-PressHold.lnk". - Experimental support for Windows 10 S.


  • Control full desktop version of PowerPoint 2016 with Surface Pen.
  • Supported PowerPoint actions: next slide, previous slide, start slideshow from the beginning, start slideshow from current slide.
  • Assign secondary actions when PowerPoint is not running.
  • Supported secondary actions: OneNote Universal, OneNote Desktop, Cortana, Windows Ink Workspace, start classic app, short audio recording, camera snapshot.
  • Take camera snapshots and image sequences.

System Requirements

OS Windows 10
Architecture x86
Notes Pen with active top button, compatible with Windows Pen shortcuts settings
Full desktop version of PowerPoint 2016
OS Windows 10
Architecture x86
Notes Surface Pen
Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 2017, Surface Laptop, Surface Book, Surface Studio
Full desktop version of PowerPoint 2016

Additional info

Published by
Copyright © KeyWebX 2017

Approximate download size
4.2 MB


This app can
Uses all system resources

Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported
English (United States)

Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support

Seizure warnings
Photosensitive seizure warning

Ratings and reviews

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Wonderful for teaching

I love that I can use my pen to change the slide while teaching and don't have to return to the computer each time or have a separate clicker!

Great PowerPoint accessory

I don't need a separate presentation device anymore. There isn't a laser pointer on the pen, but I'll just scribble on the Surface screen PowerPoint slide when necessary. I look forward to the possibility of more options in the future. Perfect world would be if the pen could start video files. ( I don't know of any accessory that does this, though.)

Good concept - not updated for Surface Pro 2017

Settings are not what is described by the program. Will change the rating if the app is updated, otherwise I need a refund.

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