The Action Center contains some controls that are valuable when using Windows 10 with touch controls. In this video, explore the Quick actions section, where you can find a shortcut to settings, a rotation lock control, Airplane mode toggle, and other important controls. Also, dive into settings to see how to configure the options found in Quick actions.
- [Instructor] The Action Center…is a standard part of Windows 10…not inherently tied to touch controls,…but I have found that when I…use touch controls in Windows 10…I depend on the Action Center much more.…So let's see what we can do with it.…First to open up the Action Center with touch controls…you place your finger on the far right edge of the screen…and swipe in to the left.…One thing that you'll usually find here…is a list of recent notifications.…But what we really need to take a look at…are these quick action buttons…down at the bottom of the Action Center.…
These are especially valuable when…you're working with touch controls.…Now I only see four buttons right now,…but you may see more.…If I tap on this expand button, I see more options.…But if I want to keep things compact…and only show the top four,…I can hit collapse, and we're back to those top four.…But lets open that up for now…so we can see all of the options.…Now there's one vary important button here…labeled tablet mode.…But that's a bigger conversation…
Next, instructor Nick Brazzi steps through how to best become productive with the Surface in Tablet mode, exploring the basic touch controls in Windows 10 and how to adjust important settings. He demonstrates how to multitask, use the onscreen keyboard, work with tiles, and more.
Plus, Nick shows how to get the most out of the Surface accessories, including how to leverage the powerful Surface Pen in popular applications, and how to work with the Surface Dial, which you can use to interface with specialized menus and controls in different applications. He also explores the Windows Ink Workspace, a collection of applications designed specifically for pen input. To wrap up, he goes over important customization and security settings, including how to use Windows Hello for fingerprint or face recognition for fast login.
- Mastering touch controls in Windows 10
- Switching between Tablet mode and Desktop mode
- Launching applications and multitasking in Tablet mode
- Using the onscreen touch keyboard
- Using the Surface Pen
- Working in the Windows Ink Workspace
- Setting a PIN code for fast login
- Fingerprint and face unlocking with Microsoft Hello