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Devices

Connect your Surface Pen to doodle and create right on your Surface Laptop display or cut the clutter with wireless keyboards, printers, and mice. Tell Windows how you prefer to use your keyboard and touchpad. Here’s how to connect and pair devices to your Surface Laptop.

Bluetooth

  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Devices or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. Bluetooth and other devices is the first group in the Devices menu. Here you can add or pair any wireless device with Bluetooth capability.

  1. Alternatively, you can go to the Action Center in the system tray. Tap the Bluetooth tile with your finger, Surface Pen or mouse to turn devices on or off.

Printers

  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Devices or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. On the left menu panel, click Printers and scanners.

  1. View available wireless devices that are connected, scan to OneNote or use the button to add a new printer or scanner.

Mouse

  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Devices or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. On the left menu panel, click Mouse.

  1. Use the dropdown menus to update which is your primary mouse button or set how many lines of text you’d like to scroll through.

Touchpad

  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Devices or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. In the left menu panel, click Touchpad. Use the sliders to adjust cursor speed or use the dropdown menu to adjust mouse sensitivity to taps.

  1. Scroll down more to adjust touchpad scroll and zoom settings, and use the dropdown menu to select the motions you prefer for three or four-finger gestures, how you want the touchpad to access Cortana, or taps.

  1. You can always reset your touchpad settings to default gestures by clicking reset.

Typing

  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Devices or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. In the left menu panel, click Typing. Use the sliders to turn on and off various typing settings to your preferences.

Pen & Windows Ink

With Windows Ink Workspace, all you need is your Surface Pen to make notes right on the screen. Open sticky notes or a blank canvas with a simple click of the Surface Pen or another shortcut. You can set the shortcut parameters to your preference. Get even more personal and teach Windows to recognize your handwriting. Here’s how you can get to drawing and writing on your Surface device more naturally than ever. Manage Pen preference
  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Devices or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. On the left panel of the window, click Pen & Windows Ink.

  1. Once you’re here, you can adjust your dominant hand and select the pen visual effects that you prefer.

Create Pen Shortcuts
  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Devices or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. On the left panel of the window, click Pen & Windows Ink.

  1. Use the drop-down menus to set Surface Pen settings for how you’d like to access your favorite doodling or drawing apps. For example, you may want one click to open Windows Ink Workspace and double-click to open sticky notes or another drawing app.

Have Windows recognize your handwriting
  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Devices or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. On the left panel of the window, click Pen & Windows Ink.
  2. Scroll to the “Handwriting Input Panel” header then click “Get to know handwriting.” Then use the prompts to teach Windows to read and recognize text from your handwriting on notes or the canvas.

Play media the way you want to with AutoPlay

Want music and videos to automatically play when you scroll over them, or maybe you don’t want the extra noise because your browsing at work and want to press play manually until you get your headphones in. Here’s how:
  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Devices or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. On the left panel of the window click, AutoPlay.

  1. Once you’re here, you can use the slider and dropdown menus to adjust how audio and video files play to your preference.

Set up USB settings the way you need files saved

  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Devices or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. On the left panel of the window click, “USB.”

  1. Here you can use the check boxes to adjust how USB files are saved to your preference ad get notified if there’s a problem with connecting the device.