Brush and Pen Tool Setting

When I use the pen or pencil tool I don’t get a line with the ends tapered - everything is 100% solid instead of thin then thick then thin - it’s stuck on fixed width. I’ve tried adjusting the min/max stroke width controls but nothing changes. Am I missing a setting somewhere? Thanks.

Which model tablet are you using?
When you apply pressure to the pen, does it get lighter/darker?

I have the XP-Pen 22hd. I see there was another thread on the issue. I thought even if you used the mouse it would create a stroke based on the brush settings. I realize it’s not based on pressure sensitivity but would still create a stroke that went from small to big to small. Thanks for responding!