Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video Work with tiles and pin apps to the Start screen, part of Learn Microsoft Surface: The Basics.
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- 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 tablet 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 are 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 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