Firmware update for the Surface RT brings keyboard improvements

Firmware update for the Surface RT brings keyboard improvements

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Another month and another set of Firmware updates for the Surface RT. This update includes a fix for the home button where it wouldn’t always wake from sleep when the button is pressed and has the keyboard toggle update I wrote about last week, see the list of new shortcut in the table below.

June 2013 updates

Released June 11

Update includes these firmware and performance improvements:

  • Surface Home Button driver update that improves the reliability of the devices waking up immediately on the first button press.

  • Firmware update for Surface Type Cover and Surface Touch Cover that improves functionality for both accessories. Includes the ability to toggle function keys, new shortcuts, and helpful keyboard navigation improvements.

Fn + Caps: Locks F1-F12 into being function keys. Do it again and you get the charms, volume, Home, End, etc. if you are in the function lock mode, you can get the inverse options by pressing the Fn key, naturally
Fn + <spacebar>: Print Screen
Fn + <spacebar> + Alt: Print Screen for the in-focus App only
Fn + Del: Brightness Up
Fn + Backspace: Brightness Down
Fn + <left>: Home
Fn + <right>: End
Fn + <up>: Page Up
Fn + <down>: Page Down

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