Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video Access essential controls in the Action Center, part of Learn Microsoft Surface: The Basics.
- 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 the Action Center,…you want to place your finger to the far right edge…of the screen and swipe in to the left.…And that will open up the Action Center.…One thing that you'll usually notice here…is the 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 particularly valuable when you're working…with a touch screen device.…Down there's one very important button…here labeled Tablet Mode.…This is a bigger conversation so we're going to save that…for a separate movie.…But let's take a look at a few of these others.…Rotation lock is very valuable.…When you're using a Windows tablet,…when you physically rotate the device,…the screen will reset for that orientation.…If you don't want that to happen,…
Nick Brazzi then 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 like notifications, quick actions, and more. Viewers also learn how to use touch to control apps (including Office), multitask, use the onscreen keyboard, work with tiles and pinned apps, and more. Viewers then learn how to get the most out of the Surface accessories, including how to use the powerful Surface pen with OneNote and for visual art. Finally, the course explores important customization and security settings, including how to use Windows Hello for fingerprint or face recognition for fast login.
- Connecting a keyboard and mouse to the Surface
- Running updates
- Using touch controls
- Switching modes
- Using the Surface pen
- Setting a PIN code
- Adding storage with a microSD card