Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video Connect a keyboard and mouse, part of Learning the Microsoft Surface.
- Connecting and using an external mouse or a keyboard…is a great way to set up the Surface to work like…a desktop computer.…For this, you may want to set the Surface itself…up on a platform to bring the screen up to eye level.…But for now, I'm just going to leave it here on the table.…Of course, I could adjust the kickstand to get the…angle that I like,…and then I can connect my mouse or keyboard…into the USB port on the side.…So I'll do that.…I've got a wired mouse here,…and I'll just connect it to that USB port.…And now I can move the mouse around, and I…get a mouse cursor on the screen.…
But here's the catch.…There's only one USB port on the Surface.…So you might consider using a USB hub if you need to…connect both a mouse and a keyboard.…Once connected, your mouse and keyboard will work…with the Surface just like any other Windows computer.…But since you only have one USB port, it might be worth it…to use a wireless Bluetooth mouse and keyboard instead.…That's why I have a Bluetooth wireless keyboard here.…
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