Microsoft Surface Tips and Tricks for Windows RT

Microsoft Surface Tips and Tricks for Windows RT

(updated: 10/31/2012)

Below are tips and tricks I have found via Microsoft documentation, Internet sites and experimentation. I’ll update below as I get more time to use Microsoft Surface.

“Home Button”

The Windows logo on the device is the home button. Touch the graphic to toggle between “Start” or “Desktop” view.

Screen Shot on Microsoft Surface

Press volume down and the home button at the same time. The screen will dim indicating a screenshot was taken.

The screenshot will be stored in Photos Library

Email Photos

View the photo on screen and then swipe right to left. Select Share from right menu.

WiFi Scanning on Windows RT Using Netsh

Swipe left to right
Select Search
Type in “cmd” to find command prompt app
Launch command prompt

Type netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid

Show Detailed Driver Info for Wireless Card

Yes, use netsh to confirm.

Run netsh wlan show drivers

C:\Users\Zaib>netsh wlan show drivers
Interface name: Wi-Fi
    Driver                    : Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-N Network Controller (SDIO)
    Vendor                    : Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
    Provider                  : Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
    Date                      : 9/20/2012
    Version                   : 14.62.17202.65
    INF file                  : C:\windows\INF\oem8.inf
    Files                     : 2 total
    Type                      : Native Wi-Fi Driver
    Radio types supported     : 802.11g 802.11b 802.11a 802.11n
    FIPS 140-2 mode supported : No
    802.11w Management Frame Protection supported : Yes
    Hosted network supported  : Yes
    Authentication and cipher supported in infrastructure mode:
                                Open            None
                                Open            WEP-40bit
                                Open            WEP-104bit
                                Open            WEP
                                WPA-Enterprise  TKIP
                                WPA-Enterprise  CCMP
                                WPA-Personal    TKIP
                                WPA-Personal    CCMP
                                WPA2-Enterprise TKIP
                                WPA2-Enterprise CCMP
                                WPA2-Personal   TKIP
                                WPA2-Personal   CCMP
                                Vendor defined  TKIP
                                Vendor defined  CCMP
                                Vendor defined  Vendor defined
                                Vendor defined  Vendor defined
                                WPA2-Enterprise Vendor defined
                                WPA2-Enterprise Vendor defined
                                Vendor defined  Vendor defined

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