Support for Windows 10 modern apps

The soft keys in H1161 are a great option. So I thought of setting the 1st key to Microsoft whiteboard app. 

Unfortunately, the pen tablet app supports only ".exe" files. I feel if the support can be easily extended to 

- Win 10 modern apps

- Batch scripts ( ".bat" )

- Windows shortcuts 

... will really make this a powerful tool.  

Hoping to get this included. 

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  • Hi Manish Khanna, thank you for your suggestion. I will forward this to our software engineers. We really appreciate it.

    Best Regards,

    HUION Customer Support

  • I have the same problem, all uwp apps cant be customized. that means i cant use Affinity designer properly or microsoft whiteboard

  • I was hoping this to be included by now. UWP apps can be called directly via 

    ms-windows-store://pdp/?ProductId=<app product ID>

     At least if support can be added for batch scripts that will also be useful. 

    Guess the wait is going to be longer. --- For now going to build a generic exe that will call the windows app shortcut ... and pass on app id via arguments. 

  • Hi Manish Khanna, may I know the following:

    1. Your Huion tablet model
    2. The version of the tablet driver you are using
    3. The specific Windows 10 version you are using
    4. Specific UWP apps you wanted to use

    Best Regards,

    HUION Customer Support

  • Hi, 

    Here is my info:

    Your Huion tablet model:  Kamvas pro 13 GT-133

    The version of the tablet driver you are using: v14.8.166.1482

    The specific Windows 10 version you are using: Windows 10 Pro 20H2

    Specific UWP apps you wanted to use: All of them, the tablet wont be able to have specific profiles for any UWP apps:

    Concepts App,
    Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo, Affinity publisher,

    Autodesk SketchBook
    Microsoft Whiteboard
    Microsoft OneNote for windows 10

    and +400 apps.

    It is a software design flaw, that in 2020, depending of the app, i can't use the touchbar to pan around, or have specific shortcuts on the quick buttons like the  eraser which shorcut varies from app to app. All this render the huion tablet totally unusable whitout the mouse.

    The main problem is that the uwp have security limits, which means they are in a sandbox mode. Huion Settings app needs a path to an exe file in order to be added to the app list. Even when i tried to add manually the app exe (if the app has one) located in the AppData Folder, the security permissions of windows blocks the usability of the selected app on huoin.

    I tried almost everithing to get those path with no luck:

    • tried using the hidden AppsFolder (shell:AppsFolder as a path in file explorer) then  create a app shortcut  in to the desktop, then tried to copy the shortcut path (unnable to copy).
    • tried manually looking the exe in AppData folder.
      tried looking also in ProgramData/Microsoft/Windows/StartMenu/Programs and then going to file location. 
    • tried to use powershell to get the app info: using the command  Get-AppxPackage > packages.txt
      then open the file and look the id of the app with no result.

    The huion App list picker is awfull in ux terms, having sometimes app .exe names that doesnt reflect the real app name(sometimes they appear many times on the list) the apps doesnt have  an icon to distinguish the ones who really matter. Also is hard to find the Applist hidden in the small gear Icon on the top corner (I had to google it to find the option). 

    Please Help, i had good expectations on this drawing tablet and now 1 week after purchase  i'm so dissapointed.


  • Your Huion tablet model:  H1161

    The version of the tablet driver you are using: v14.8.166.1482

    The specific Windows 10 version you are using: Windows 10 Pro 20H2

    Specific UWP apps you wanted to use: Many of what Juan has mentioned

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  • Hi Juan David Garavito Espejo and Manish Khanna, duly noted. I have taken note of your feedback and have forwarded it to our software engineers so they can look into this further. Updates will be provided when available.

    Best Regards,

    HUION Customer Support

  • I'm sure OP got around it, and for the other users with the same problem here is a quick workaround.

    Step1: Discover the APPID of the app you want to launch.

       Open powershell and type:


     After scrolling through the apps, copy the ID you need.

    Next build a .exe using C++. Use the following code and replace Microsoft.WhiteboardXXXXXX with the APPID you need.

    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    int main(void) {
       system("explorer.exe shell:AppsFolder\\Microsoft.Whiteboard_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Whiteboard");

     Now just launch the .exe from HUION app.


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  • Hi Miguel,

    While I appreciate your workaround, but from a consumer perspective - 

    1) Your workaround expects the person to be a developer. 'Building ' an exe from C++ code cannot be done in notepad.

    2) This request was made 8 months ago. 

    Do we understand that Huion devs could not add a small piece of code to the app base to support an additional filetype??? 

  • I'm so frustrated with this, even the guides they provide doesn't work, no luck windows 11, huion drivers v15. I'm so disappointed.

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  • Thanks @Juan, you just saved my life!

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