Surface Keyboard Fn Key Shortcuts - List

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  1. sharpuser

    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    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

    - - - -

    Insert
    Requires 'remapping' - See here (credit @mitchellvii)
     
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    I took your post and made a quick pdf for others to enjoy. Left the text as is with your name at bottom for creating the post.

    Edit- Pdf Update to reflect changes in sharpcolorado post. 1/4/2015
     

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    Oh yea, I changed the date to it doesn't say yesterday anymore. So the users will know how current it is.
     
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    Bumping this topic for all the newer members.

    And here is the way to directly print a screenshot:
     
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    I had loved the FN button on right side of my Surface pro 3 keyboard but exchanged it now for the SP4 keyboard and they put on the left now and replaced my FN key on the right with a right click key. Well that key is usless for me and now I have to use two hands to change brightness of of my screen.

    Am I able to change that right click key to a FN key again?
     
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    Hi, @Joe Torres

    Unfortunately, the "Fn" key is very special. It is handled by the BIOS and is a specialty or "modifier" key that is not available to any software. In other words, the Fn key is hardwired. Re-mapping with software or even with a change to the Windows Registry is not possible.

    That is why the "Fn" key cannot even be used to wake up your Surface.
     
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    I appreciate your quick and detailed response. So is there any way to control the screen brightness with the brightness controls that are on the new Surface pro 4 typecover that is used for backlight of keys?
     
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    Wish statements like that was in the user manual. You just saved me a lot of aggravation.
     

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