Solved Simple feature missing? Brightness control keys

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  1. ericspt

    ericspt Member

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    I cannot believe this is not a feature but no way to adjust screen brightness via the keyboard?

    I'm on the Insider so I get Dark, Suggested, Brighter, Brightest. Where did the slider go?
     
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    They did they just didn't label it. Hold down the Fn Key and then Del and Backspace will be up and down brightness. Found this out on accident and paying it forward.
     
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    nice hidden feature. I was looking for that too. thanks DeezHoz
     
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    No worries made me happy as crap since I had just quit looking for it when I accidently tried to Fn + Backspace to Del, like on a Mac. Then I realized MS made a hard button Del. I missed PC :)
     
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    Awesome thank you!

    Think they could at least put the symbols on there.

    I was going to file this under 'really dumb decisions companies make' :)
     
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    SURFACE KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

    Print Screen (Screen image to Clipboard for Paste elsewhere)
    Fn + SPACEBAR

    Screenshot (Saved in Pictures folder)
    Fn + WINDOWS KEY + SPACEBAR (in this order)

    Print Current Window Only
    Fn + ALT+ SPACEBAR

    Screen Brightness
    Fn + DEL = Screen Brightness UP
    Fn + BACKSPACE = Screen Brightness DOWN

    Lock or Unlock Fn
    Fn + Caps Lock

    Home
    Fn + Arrow Left

    End
    Fn + Arrow Right

    PgUp
    Fn + Arrow Up

    PgDown
    Fn + Arrow Down
     
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  7. Sher the Love

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    Windows key + print screen button does this as well (I believe type covers don't have this key, but the SB does).

    Thanks for the info on the brightness controls. That's great to find out, especially since Windows 10 doesn't have a brightness slider in the action center anymore. I don't like the increments on the toggle and don't like having to increase brightness to go back down either. Can be a bit blinding at night.
     
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    Speaking of screenshots, is there a *new* way to do this now without a keyboard attached since we no longer have a windows key to press with volume down. Maybe we need another panel on the onscreen keyboard with all the missing keys and there's plenty of dead space on the onscreen keyboard anyway where they might squeeze in a printscrn button. Even a swipe left printscrn would work. Details, details, details.
     
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    There's the "snipping tool" that lets you crop parts of the screen and also take full screenshots.
     

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