Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video Access essential controls in the Action Center, part of Learning the Microsoft Surface Book and Other 2-in-1 Laptops.
- [Voiceover] 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 wanna place…your finger to the far right edge of the screen…and swipe in to the left.…And that'll open up the Action Center.…One thing that you'll usually notice 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 particularly valuable when you're working…with a touchscreen device.…Now, there's one very important button here,…labeled Tablet mode.…This is a bigger conversation, so we're gonna 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 more.
Viewers then learn how to get the most out of the Surface accessories, including how to use the powerful Surface pen with OneNote. Finally, the course explores important customization and security settings, including how to use Windows Hello for fingerprint or face recognition for fast login.
- Touring the device
- Connecting a keyboard, mouse, and external display
- Using touch controls in Windows 10
- Shutting down and restarting
- Multitasking in Windows 10
- Pinning apps to the Start menu
- Using the Pen stylus
- Setting a PIN code for fast login
- Adding storage with a microSD card
Skill Level Beginner
What was added to this course on 01/20/2017?
New videos were added about the Surface pen and the Surface dial.