Microsoft Introduces New Windows Shortcuts for Surface Keyboards

The new firmware includes support for some new keyboard shortcuts

By on June 13th, 2013 19:51 GMT

Microsoft rolled out a new firmware update for Surface tablets on Patch Tuesday and in addition to several performance improvements, it also introduced support for some new Windows keyboard shortcuts.

The new hotkeys can be used on both Touch and Type Covers with Surface RT or Surface Pro tablets, but only after applying the new firmware update.

“Not everyone aspires to be a master of keyboard shortcuts, but for those who do the productivity gain is pretty great and you will garner the respect and admiration of those who watch you work,” Brian Hall, general manager, Microsoft Surface, explained.

Here are all the new keyboard shortcuts, as they have been published by Microsoft:

Fn + Caps: Locks F1-F12 into being function keys.
Fn + <spacebar>: Print Screen
Fn + <spacebar> + Alt: Print Screen for the in-focus App only
Fn + Del: Brightness Up
Fn + Backspace: Brightness Down
Fn + <left>: Home
Fn + <right>: End
Fn + <up>: Page Up
Fn + <down>: Page Down
Both the Surface RT and the Pro received firmware updates on Patch Tuesday
   Both the Surface RT and the Pro received firmware updates on Patch Tuesday
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