The Type/Touch cover keyboard coming with the Surface Pro/RT lack a row of independent function keys (F1 to F12), as well as on my computer’s standard keyboard. How can I map the F1 – F12 function keys? I really need to use the function keys.
I really need the most important keys such as F2 and F4, without holding down the “Fn” key every time. I would like to create a shortcut for making the “lower volume” button to act as F2 but can not figure out how to do that.
It is not possible to hold down the “Fn” button. You need to use the Fn keys toggling the top row of keys on Type Cover to perform the following Function keys:
Fn + Mute: F1. Open the Microsoft Windows help and support center.
Fn + Volume Down: F2. Highlight icon, file, or folder to rename it.
Fn + Volume Up: F3. Open a search feature for programs.
Fn + Play/Pause: F4. Open the address bar in Windows Explorer and IE.
Fn + Search: F5. Refresh or reload the web page within Internet browser.
Fn + Connect: F6. Move the cursor to the Address bar.
Fn + Devices: F7. Make a spell check in MS Office document.
Fn + Settings: F8
Fn + Home: F9
Fn + End: F10. Activates the menu bar of opening application.
Fn + Page Up: F11. Full-screen mode.
Fn + Page Down: F12. “Save as” window in Microsoft Word.
Fn + Up arrow: Page up
Fn + Down arrow: Page Down
Fn + Left arrow: Home
Fn + Right arrow: End
Hope those shortcuts helpful for you while you are using the Surface Rt/Pro.