Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video Work with tiles and pin apps to the Start menu, part of Learning the Microsoft Surface Book and Other 2-in-1 Laptops.
- When you're in tablet mode,…your home base is the start screen,…and even in desktop mode,…you'll be visiting the start menu pretty regularly.…And, of course, the start screen and the start menu…are the same thing.…It just fills the whole screen when you're in table mode,…so I think it's important to get the start screen customized…for your needs.…Each of these boxes on the start screen are called tiles,…and as we already saw,…they're shortcuts to launch applications.…So if I want to launch the Edge web browser,…I tap on that tile, it launches that.…
I'm going to quit this,…and then I'm back on the start screen.…So the first thing that I like to do here…is to get this cleaned up.…There will almost certainly be a bunch of tiles…here on this screen that you do not want.…So to get rid of a tile with touch controls,…what you'll do is tap and hold on that tile,…and you'll see the whole interface changes,…and now you can let go of the screen.…Now, the tile that I was touching…when I tapped and held on the screen…now has a few options.…
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.