Keyboard shortcuts and accessibility

Surface Hub has keyboard shortcuts you can use to do things faster or to turn on accessibility features:

Press these keys

To do this

Windows logo key

Start icon

Go to Start

Windows logo key

Start icon
+ A

Open quick actions

Windows logo key

Start icon
+ F

Enter or exit full screen

Windows logo key

Start icon
+ N

Open Notifications

Windows logo key

Start icon
+ S

Open Cortana/search

Windows logo key

Start icon
+ T

Open Date and time

Windows logo key

Start icon
+ W

Send to whiteboard

Windows logo key

Start icon
+ X

Swap sidebars

Windows logo key

Start icon
+ 1

Open the call pane in the sidebar/close the sidebar

Windows logo key

Start icon
+ 2

Open the people pane in the sidebar/close the sidebar

Windows logo key

Start icon
+ 3

Open the message pane in the sidebar/close the sidebar

Windows logo key

Start icon
+ 4

Open the content pane in the sidebar/close the sidebar

Windows logo key

Start icon
+ F6

Move keyboard focus between the sidebars, top bar, and bottom bar

Windows logo key

Start icon
+ F6 + Shift

Move keyboard focus between the sidebars, top bar, and bottom bar in the opposite direction

Windows logo key

Start icon
+ Tab

Go to Task view

Windows logo key

Start icon
+ Backspace

Go back

Windows logo key

Start icon
+ spacebar

Switch input language or keyboard

Windows logo key

Start icon
+ Enter

Open Narrator

Windows logo key

Start icon
+ plus (+)

Open Magnifier

Left Alt + left Shift + PrtScn

Turn High Contrast on and off

Left Alt + left Shift + Num Lock

Toggle mouse keys

Right Shift for 8 seconds

Toggle filter keys

Shift 5 times

Toggle sticky keys

Num Lock for 5 seconds

Toggle toggle keys

Windows logo key

Start icon
+ Esc

End your session

Hotkeys

The Surface Hub keyboard has special keys, called hotkeys, that you can use to get things done faster.

Press this hotkey

To do this

Use the call hotkey to open the Skype for Business call pane in the sidebar
/
Use the call hotkey to close the Skype for Business call pane in the sidebar

Open or close the call pane in the sidebar

Use the people hotkey to open or close the Skype for Business people pane in the sidebar

Open or close the people pane in the sidebar

Use the messaging hotkey to open or close the Skype for Business messaging pane in the sidebar

Open or close the messaging pane in the sidebar

Use the content hotkey to open or close the Skype for Business content pane in the sidebar

Open or close the content pane in the sidebar

Use the microphone hotkey to turn the microphone on when using Skype for Business
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Use the microphone hotkey to turn the microphone off when using Skype for Business

Turn the microphone on or off

Use the camera hotkey to turn the camera on when using Skype for Business
/
Use the camera hotkey to yurn the camera off when using Skype for Business

Turn the cameras on or off

Use the left sidebar hotkey to move to the left sidebar
/
Use the right sidebar hotkey to move to the right sidebar

Swap sidebars

Use the calendar hotkey to open or close Date and time

Open or close Date and time

Use the cog hotkey to open quick actions

Open quick actions

Use the project hotkey to turn screen sharing on or off

Turn screen sharing on or off

Use the double arrow hotkey to resize the app you're using

Enter or exit full screen for the app you’re using

Use the annotate hotkey to send items from apps to the whiteboard so you can draw on them

Send to whiteboard

Use the magnifying glass hotkey to open Cortana or Search

Open Cortana or Search

Use the Task view hotkey to go to Task view to switch between open apps

Go to Task view

Use the I'm done hotkey to end your session

End your session

More about accessibility

To get to the accessibility options, select the up arrow next to the notifications icon, and then select Ease of Access.

Narrator reads what’s displayed on the screen, including the contents of the active window, menu options, or text that’s been typed.

Magnifier enlarges different parts of the screen so they’re easier to see.

High Contrast heightens the color contrast of some text and images on the screen so they’re more distinct and easier to identify.

Other accessibility settings can be changed by going to the Settings app—contact your company's support person for help with this.

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Article ID: 17317 - Last Review: Jun 15, 2016 - Revision: 5

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