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Microsoft Surface Pro – Keyboard Shortcuts


If you have ever used a Microsoft Surface Pro, then you could be aware that there are many things you should be aware of. There are various tricks you can use to master Microsoft surface Pro. All of these range from hidden keyboard shortcuts to freeing the disk’s space and using the pen and also connecting standard headsets. This information provided by this article can apply to both the original surface pro and the surface pro 2.

Microsoft Surface Pro – Keyboard Shortcuts

When you have a Surface, it is automatic that you have a Touch Cover or Type Cover keyboard for it. Contrary to larger keyboards, these keyboards don’t have all the keys that are found on larger keyboards. In order to make up for this, Microsoft has included a variety of Surface-specific keyboard shortcuts for use. Actually, these shortcuts are not printed on the keyboard itself, and therefore you’ll need to know that they exist before you can use them.

  • Fn + Caps: this will lock the F1-F12 keys as functional keys. For instance, the F1 and F2 keys generally, will toggle the keyboard backlight off or on. For you to press F1, you are required to press Fn + F1. As a result of pressing Fn + Caps, these keys will function as F1 and F2 if you have a single key press. In order to control the backlight, you’d have to press Fn + F1 or F2.
  • Fn + Spacebar:  this is for Print Screen. It will save an image of your current screen to your clipboard, and you can paste it into any application.
  • Fn + Alt + Spacebar:  It Prints only the Screen of the current window. This will save an image of the current window to your clipboard.
  • Fn + Del: This will Increase screen brightness.
  • Fn + Backspace: This wills actually Decrease screen brightness.
  • Fn + Left arrow:  It lead you Home
  • Fn + Right arrow: Used for Ending program
  • Fn + Up arrow:  Used for Page Up
  • Fn + Down arrow:  Used for Page Down


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