Surface Book and Surface Pro 4: top tips and tricks for your Pen

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The Surface Pen is an awesome piece of hardware to compliment your new Surface Book or Surface Pro 4. For those that did not know, the updated Surface Pen offers the ultimate writing experience with 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity and reduced latency. In this post, we’re going to look at some top tips and tricks regarding the Surface Pen, to make your experience just a tad bit easier.

  • On the opposite side of the clip is the flat side of the Surface Pen, featuring a magnetic strip that allows you to attach the Pen to your Surface device.
  • Clicking the top button on the Surface Pen opens up OneNote so you can begin writing away.
  • If you click and hold the top button on the Surface Pen, you will open up Cortana on Windows 10 (or Search if Cortana has yet to be set up).
  • Double-click the top button to take a screenshot. You can use your Surface Pen tip to drag from one corner to another in the screenshot and your selection appears in a new page in OneNote.
  • You can use the top button on the Surface Pen as an eraser, simply flip the pen over and use the top as an eraser (how easy was that?).
  • The Surface Pen features a “right-click button” located at the tip end of the raised area on the flat side of the pen. All you have to do is press and hold the button, touch the screen with the pen tip, then release the button. This will bring up the right-click menu.
  • Adjust Pen pressure sensitivity by opening the Surface app, going into the Pen category, and adjusting the slider.
  • The Surface Pen is powered by one AAAA battery. When your battery is running low, the LED will glow red.

Do you have any cool tips or tricks to share? Let us know in the comments below.

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