New hot-keys and functionality coming to Surface keyboards next week

If you are a Surface owner who misses using the function row without having to reach for the “Fn” key every time, don’t worry - Microsoft has you covered.  A new update, coming next week, for Microsoft’s Touch Cover and Type Cover keyboards will allow users to lock the top row of keys into their “F1-F12” states.  Simply hit “Fn + Caps” and the behavior of the top row of keys will be swapped, hit it again to return back to default.

In addition, Microsoft will be adding a collection of new hotkey combinations that will allow users to perform the actions of missing keys such as: Print Screen, Home, End, Page Up/Down, and more. A full list of the updated hotkeys can be seen after the break.

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Fn + CapsLocks F1-F12 into being function keys.
Fn + <Spacebar>Print Screen
Fn + <Spacebar> + AltPrint Screen for the in-focus app only
Fn + DelBrightness Up
Fn + BackspaceBrightness Down
Fn + <left>Home
Fn + <right>End
Fn + <up>Page Up
Fn + <down>Page Down

Are you happy to see these latest updates for Microsoft’s Surface keyboards or could you care less about the upcoming functionality? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Surface Blog

Michael Archambault