Microsoft Introduces New Windows Shortcuts for Surface Keyboards

The new firmware includes support for some new keyboard shortcuts

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

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