The Surface Dial is an optional accessory for the Surface devices. It is basically a knob accessory you can use to interface with specialized menus and controls in different applications. In this video, learn how to pair and set up the Dial, and then explore how to use it on the Windows desktop and within some specific applications.
- In this movie I want to talk about the Surface Dial.…This is an optional peripheral…specifically for the Surface devices.…At first glance it looks just like…a knob that you can turn,…but clearly there's a lot more to it than that.…So let's get it setup, and then we'll see…what we can do with it.…The Surface Dial is a Bluetooth device,…so I'll need to go into Settings.…I'll swipe to go to the Action Center,…use the shortcut there for Settings.…I'll go to Devices, make sure the option…on the left side is set to Bluetooth and other devices.…
And I want to set this up to detect…new Bluetooth devices, so I'll hit the plus button here,…and then I'll choose Bluetooth.…Now it's looking for more devices.…So I'll need to put the dial into pairing mode.…Then, it'll show up on this list.…So to do that, I just need to turn the dial over,…and I'll remove this panel.…It's connected with magnets, so it'll just…pop right off there.…This is also how you can change the batteries.…The Dial uses two AAA batteries.…But the pairing button is here as well.…
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