Surface Pro 3

Part Tablet, Part Laptop

Getting Started

  • Turning it on - click and hold the button on the top left side
  • Parts of the screen
  • Parts of the keyboard
  • Side slots
  • Tiles are arranged on the start screen.
  • Touch and hold them to resize, move from the start menu, or pin it to the task bar.
  • Slide your finger up from the bottom to find other installed apps and programs.
  • To make sure apps/programs are really closed - Hover the mouse near the bottom of the screen and a tool bar will appear. Hover over the app to close and click the x.
  • Working on more than one screen at a time
  • Getting new apps - Go to the Windows store and search for what you are looking for.


Pair the Pen:

  • Step 1: Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and tap or click Settings.
  • Step 2: Tap or click Change PC settings, tap or click PC and devices, and then tap or click Bluetooth. Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on. If Surface Pen appears in the list of discovered devices, tap or click it and then tap or click Remove device.
  • Step 3: Hold down the top button for seven seconds, until the light in the middle of the pen clip starts to flash. If the pen light doesn't flash after seven seconds, and you've installed all the latest updates, go to Solution 3.
  • Step 4: When the pen appears in the list of Bluetooth devices, tap or click it, and then tap or click Pair.

Surface Pen has three buttons and a tip:

  • Top button
    Click the top button to open OneNote. Double-click to capture a screenshot. Bluetooth® technology links the top button of your Surface Pen to your Surface Pro 3.
  • Right-click button
    Acts like the right-click button on a mouse. In apps like OneNote, click this button once to bring up a menu to choose pen color, thickness, and other options. Or, click and hold to select text.
  • Eraser button
    Hold down the eraser button and move the tip over the area you want to erase.

Use and Tips

  • The trackpad is multi-touch; two fingers is right click, one is left. Or left side of the touch pad is left click, right side is right click.
  • When the Type/Touch keyboard is folded back (as if you are using it as a Tablet), Surface locks the keyboard to prevent accidentally typing.
  • You can scroll by sliding two fingers on the trackpad. This is for horizontal and vertical scrolling.
  • Right click with your finger by holding it on the screen in one place.
  • Quickly close an app, fully close not just minimize, by swiping from the top to the bottom of the screen.