Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video The Surface pen, part of Learn Microsoft Surface: The Basics.
- In this movie, we're going to talk…about one more input device for the Surface…and that's the Surface Pro Pen Stylus.…The Pen Stylus which comes with the Surface…connects wirelessly using Bluetooth.…When you turn the Surface on for the very first time,…you will be prompted to set up the Pen.…But if the Pen is not working for you…and you need to go through that set-up again,…just stick around till the end of this movie.…In some ways, the Pen works like your finger…for touch screen controls but in some ways…it works like a mouse.…If you've ever used a Wacom tablet and stylus,…it works very similarly to that.…
So on one hand, the Stylus works just like my finger.…I can tap on an object to click on it.…So if I tap on the Start button for example,…it opens up the Start menu,…and then I could tap on one of these tiles…to launch an Application.…And I'm going to quit it so I'll tap on the X…up in the top right.…But it's not exactly the same as using my finger.…For example, I'm going to go back to the Start menu…and I want to go to All Apps so I can swipe here on this bar…
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