Surface Hub update lets users disable the Windows button on Surface Pro 3

Surface Hub app for Surface Pro 3

Microsoft is pushing a new update for its Surface Hub app, which adds a new option to disable the Windows button on Surface Pro 3 running Windows 8.1. For quite some time, there has been reports from users, especially from artists, who find the placement of the Windows button on Surface Pro 3 a bit odd and causing frustration when using device with the Surface Pen.

Back in October, the company published the Surface Hub app for the tablet; at that point, it only offered the ability to users to control the pen pressure sensitivity and choose which version of OneNote (desktop or universal app) to launch when pressing the top button of the pen.

Today Microsoft is adding yet another option and now users can enable (default) or disable completely the Windows button on Surface. This is a good news for many users who had in the past to resource to workarounds to fix this issue.

If you choose to toggle the new Surface Hub option off, you can still get to the Start screen by:

  • Opening Charms and tapping the Windows button
  • Pressing the Windows key in the keyboard

Download Surface Hub app for Surface Pro 3 from the Windows Store.

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