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.
|Fn + Caps
|Locks F1-F12 into being function keys.
|Fn + <Spacebar>
|Fn + <Spacebar> + Alt
|Print Screen for the in-focus app only
|Fn + Del
|Fn + Backspace
|Fn + <left>
|Fn + <right>
|Fn + <up>
|Fn + <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
Get the Windows Central Newsletter
All the latest news, reviews, and guides for Windows and Xbox diehards.