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Latest Firmware Update Brings New Keyboard Shortcuts to Surface Tablets

“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.” Quoted Brian Hill, the General Manager of Microsoft tablet computers about the latest updates on firmware of Microsoft’s Surface tablets.

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The firmware update of Surface tablets brings function key compatibility like keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys which are significant and hence to be noticed. The keyboard shortcuts introduced are the same as those of the Windows PCs. Keyboard shortcuts makes computing easy and this feature is not matched even by the flagship PS like iOS and Androids. Hotkeys can be used in Surface RT and Surface Pro both “Touch” and “Type” covers after updating the firmware. Here is a list of keyboard shortcuts that will be added to the Surface tablets.

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Fn + Caps: Locks F1-F12 into being function keys.

Fn + : Print Screen

Fn + : Page Up

Fn + Del: Brightness Up

Fn + Backspace: Brightness Down

Fn + : End

Fn + : Home

Fn + + Alt: Print Screen for the in-focus App only

Fn + : Page Down

The first software update of Surface tablet will try to mend the problems of Home Button. Users were quite disappointed with the malfunctioning of the home button which worked after several taps on the touch screen. Some more bug fixings were done on the low light capturing on LifeCam, switching from built in LifeCam to the external camera. Surface tablet has been labeled as a true crossover device and regular updates of software and firmware is very necessary to keep up with the reputation.

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