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  1. M

    Replacement screen/digitizer for a SP5 in my SP3?

    I saw this page where they replaced the SP4 screen with a SP5 screen because of the hardware issues (flickering) of the SP4 screen. https://www.most-useful.com/screen-flickering-on-surface-pro-4-solved-permanently/ When I try to actively search on google for replacing the SP4 screen with a SP5...
  2. L

    Lose network connections when locked.

    Seems like no matter what power option I tweak, I always lose my network connections when I lock my tablet. I have an SP4 with a docking station. I use the ethernet port in the docking station as well as 2 USB ethernet dongles connected to a usb hub that is connected to the docking station. I...
  3. I

    Booting from 3rd-party CD

    Thanks to the special support programmed for SP4 that still suffer the from unreadable vibrating screen I got a replacement unit. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4230448/surface-pro-4-screen-flicker This is my third unit now. Previously when I experienced screen image ghosting in the...
  4. N

    Have I fried my SP4Pro battery?

    Hi all, hope someone can help me here. About a month ago my SP4 (about two years old) stopped charging – the taskbar icon says "plugged in, not charging" and the battery has no charge whatsoever (if I remove the power it immediately turns off). Previous to that battery life wasn't great but...
  5. A

    Right Click on Type Cover Touchpad not Working

    Hi all, this is going to sound really odd but any help would be much appreciated. A user at my place of work uses a trackball mouse with her SP4, as well as the touchpad on her type cover at times. We used 'X Mouse Button Control' to configure the trackball mouse and at first, this worked...
  6. A

    Solved I've Lost My On-Screen Keyboard

    I just un-docked my SP4 to use it as a tablet device and couldn't find the on screen keyboard. It usually pops up automatically when I want to type something, and if it doesn't, there's always been a keyboard icon on the right-hand side of the taskbar that would bring it up. Any ideas where it's...
  7. T

    Surface Pro keyboard typing wrong characters

    I have a surface pro 3 with a pro 4 cover keyboard. It works perfectly fine when in MS Edge or in Word (or in this post) but will not type the correct characters when trying to type in Firefox or in Chrome. It just types the keyboard in sequence, starting 1234 .....qwerty...etc. Even if I...
  8. S

    SP4 i7 Loud Fan

    Hi Guys, I have the SP4 i7 256gb model. I purchased this three days ago and have noticed, when running a game like Minecraft, my CPU is at around 25% and memory at around 55% - however, the fans seem to be on full speed. I have uploaded a screenshot of this. They are very audible and there is...
  9. F

    Surface pro 4 and arc touch surface edition not working

    Hey all, so I have been doing a lot of research and not finding what I need to find so hopefully I didn't miss it and this is a repeat. if it is I am sorry. Anyway, I bought my pro 4 a year ago and I bought the arc touch surface edition with it. now recently I rebooted the pro and the arc lost...
  10. O

    Should I up to Pro 4 or 2017?

    Hi, I have the Pro 3 since it first came out and had no probs with it. I am thinking of upgrading but not sure about the big spend to 2017. Does the up to Pro 4 give a difference to 3? I would like to be able to add a card and a sim but they are not really a big deal breaker. Thanks
  11. H

    New member in Wales, UK

    Hi all, I've just joined the Surface Forums because I decided to upgrade my Chuwi tablet to a SP4. I've been blind for 9 years so use the NVDA screen reader software, to manage anything I need to do on my laptop and tablets. I live in south Wales :) I found the forum because I was looking for...
  12. surfdock

    HowTo SP4 ergonomic workstation charity auction build

    This is Glenn's workstation we built together one weekend. I've been helping folks around the world build ergonomic workstations with my open-source design. Find out more: Charity Auction Surface Battlestation
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    Pen pressure help needed

    I recently got a Surface Pro 4. I paired my pen, and when testing the pen pressure, (Surface > Pen > Test your pen sensitivity below) it works fine. However, whenever I use a paint program (FireAlpaca, Paint Tool SAI, Medibang, Clipstudio, Krita. Yes, I've tried all of these), I use the pen...
  14. Z

    Brand new SP4. Pen doesn't write

    I just got my SP4 yesterday, and it worked wonderfully. Me being curious I removed the battery cap. Now the pen doesn't work anymore. The back button (eraser button) still works, and the pen still pairs to my SP4, but it doesn't move the cursor, and it doesn't write. Did I break the pen or can I...
  15. A

    Best Practices for maintaining computer

    Hi Surface Forum, any tips, tricks, programs to keep you Surface Pro 4 in tip top shape? Is there bloater software that you remove? Cleaner programs that you recommmend?
  16. W

    Advice on buying SP4

    I am new to the forum. A few months ago I purchased a Surface 3 bundle that included the pen and the keyboard cover. I had always wanted a Surface, but found the prices to be too high. Well, I had problems with a driver and ended up returning it to the store on the advice of the Microsoft...
  17. I

    Surface Pro 4 i7 gaming performance

    So when I first bought my sp4 back early this year, I optimized it for gaming with a fan pointed at the heat sensor, cs disabled, high performance power plan, intel graphics drivers, and a slight undervoltage (-110mv worked best for me). Back then, there was a definite difference in games...
  18. iliketoys

    Surface Pen Doesn't Open Windows Ink

    I searched a bit and didn't see this topic covered but wanted to see if anyone has seen a fix. After the Anniversary Update, my Surface Pen works as usual but the eraser button doesn't consistently call up the Ink menu or One Note. I've tried uninstalling the pen drivers and forgetting and...
  19. G

    Using SP4 in portrait orientation (profile)

    Am I the only one who always uses my SP4 in portrait orientation (profile mode)? I feel distinctly forgotten. No portrait kickstand. No portrait keyboard. Sideways camera. All connectors on the top (or bottom) except for the keyboard connector on the side. No support for the Surface...
  20. kristalsoldier

    Edge + Extensions: SP4 W10AU

    Hi all, Just set up a brand new SP4 for myself. The machine updated to the AU version of W10 using the Windows Update Assistant and all went well. Except that in Edge, I click on extensions and the store opens but I get no extensions like Translator, Mouse Gestures etc. I got Ad Block from a...

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