Microsoft Surface RT gesture and keyboard shortcut guide

2012-Nov-04 | Tags: surface-rtusage

Windows on ARMSummary: Microsoft's Surface RT is a new device and comes with a new UI and gestures, many of which are not intuitive. I found many helpful gestures and keyboard shortcuts and hope this guide helps relieve some frustrations.

I wrote about my 64GB Microsoft Surface RT preorder last month and have been using it for the past couple of weeks. Windows RT does not have an intuitive UI and I have been struggling at times to get things done. I'm still debating about whether I am going to keep it or not, but wanted to help readers who have it with a guide covering some helpful gestures and keyboard shortcuts.

Microsoft Surface RT

Windows RT gestures

Using the Microsoft Surface RT reminds me a bit of using webOS and MeeGo with a UI that uses different swipes in from outside the display. I either discovered these through discussions with other users or by trial and error. Start the swipes from the black bezel and move onto the display to see these responses:

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