Surface devices come with the Surface Pen, which is a stylus you can use to operate windows in the touchscreen mode. You can use it for handwriting, drawing, or general work. Find out how the Pen works and how to get it set up.
- In this movie, we're going to talk about an input device…that's specific to the Microsoft Surface products,…the Surface Pen Stylus.…You can use the pen at any time, but you'll probably use it…most when you're using the Surface as a tablet,…with the keyboard disconnected.…The pen stylus, which comes with…the Surface Book, Surface Pro, and Surface Studio,…connects wirelessly using Bluetooth.…When you turn the Surface on for the first time,…you will be prompted to set up the pen.…If the pen is not working for you,…and you need to go through the setup again,…just stick around until 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 every used a Wacom tablet and stylus,…it works very similar to that.…On one hand, the stylus works a lot like my finger.…I can tap on an object to click it.…So if I tap on the Start button, it opens up the Start menu.…I can tap on an application to launch it,…and I want to quit this application,…
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