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  1. garryknight

    Use for Pen if I don't Draw

    For me, the pen is far faster to use than a mouse. It takes a (short) while to get used to it, especially when grabbing and dragging scroll bars, but I very rarely ever use my mouse with my SP3 now.
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    Which sdcard is suitable for Surface Pro 3 (Windows 8)

    I use a 128GB SDXC card in my SP3 and I've read that others use the Sandisk 200GB card with no problems.
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    docking station conflicts with wifi - kensington sd3000v / sp4 - help!

    If it's a USB3 hub, you should be able to solve the problem by substituting a USB2 hub or using a 5 GHz WiFi connection. This guy had the same problem and solved it:
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    Type cover keyboard flat or propped up? Which do you prefer and why?

    Thanks for the suggestion but there are no MS Stores here in the UK. I did, though, take it into a PC World store and tried an SP4 keyboard, which didn't work. What I should have done, but didn't think of at the time, was do a two-fingered restart with the SP4 keyboard attached, and try my own...
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    Type cover keyboard flat or propped up? Which do you prefer and why?

    It went out of warranty on August 2nd. Just over 2.5 months before the type cover stopped working. Anyway, I'm not 100% convinced it's the hardware. But I'm not that hopeful about it. I'll just have to change the way I use it. And tell my story any time anyone asks me "Should I buy a Surface Pro...
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    Type cover keyboard flat or propped up? Which do you prefer and why?

    Oh, that's nothing. I also followed the advice of an MVP on Microsoft Answers who suggested several possible fixes, from reinstalling drivers to resetting the Surface, so I've now got a 12" tablet that's gone back to Windows 10 build 1511 with none of my installed software or documents. And I...
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    Type cover keyboard flat or propped up? Which do you prefer and why?

    Folded back underneath the Surface, ever since the type cover stopped working some days ago. The type cover has metamorphosed into the most expensive screen protector ever... :-\
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    Worst battery powered device ever, my SP3...

    Lots of people are currently experiencing battery problems. See this thread at Microsoft Answers to get an idea of the scale of the problem...
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    New LGC battery problem?

    Lots of us are having problems since the firmware update. Microsoft are aware of this but haven't said if a fix is in the works. Various news sites have picked up on the situation and reported it. Here's a thread in Microsoft Answers which will give you some idea of the scale of the problem...
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    Another charging problem!

    I had this and followed this advice: Leave it plugged in for a couple of hours then do the 'two finger salute', as follows "To do this, press and hold the Volume-up button and the Power button on the your Surface at the same time for 15 seconds and then release both of them. The screen may...
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    Surface Pro 3 Battery Fix has been released in today's Firmware Update

    As an update on this, it's now gone down to a miserable 2 hours, and yesterday it was less than that. Trying to get it to recalibrate quicker by running video on a loop to drain the battery but, of course, that seems to be making it drain slower :-/
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    Surface Pro 3 Battery Fix has been released in today's Firmware Update

    Mine was also in the docking station when the update was downloaded, but I noticed it and restarted with the power cable. Fingers crossed that it all goes OK. I hope so. My battery is an LG so I shouldn't even need the firmware update. After it was installed, clicking the battery icon showed...
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    Surface Pro 3 Not Waking Up

    Did you try resetting it (Power+volume up for 15 seconds) while it's plugged into a power socket?
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    1607 Aka Anniversary Upgrade

    Mine was stuck on 23% for at least 20 minutes. I just let it complete and it updated OK. No such luck with the firmware update, though (SP3); it's failed several times now.
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    Problem with pen input in Excel 2013

    I don't use Excel 2013 but with every spreadsheet I've used, you tap the cell to highlight it then tap the text input field at the top. Then you can start writing with the pen.
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    Surface Pro Eye Strain and Headaches. Please help

    Take a five minute break every hour, or a fifteen minute break every few hours. And go outside where you can see more than a few feet in front of you. Drink plenty of water. All the usual stuff for people sitting in one position and using LCD screens for long periods of time.
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    Sleep / Hibernate - Doesn't Wake

    I've had something similar with my SP3, but I always use the Hibernate option on the Power submenu in the Start menu. And it's not the "Surface" screen; it gets past that and gets stuck on the blue screen with the rotating circles. If I hold down the power button until it closes down, then hold...
  18. garryknight

    Chrome vs Edge battery usage

    Opera disagrees: Why we challenge Microsoft’s battery test
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    Surface 2 is not able to connect to wifi at home, yet connects to personal hotspot on phone?

    I have the same problem with every new device I bring home. In my router's settings, I have MAC filtering set up to 'Deny all devices unless in the Wireless Filter List'. So I have to find out the device's WIFI MAC address and enter it into the list, then reset the router. Occasionally I also...
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    Surface pen and One Note destop with Windows 1-

    I suspect it might work for SP4 users. The video was made by so I just assumed it would work with the SP3. A mistake on my part. I apologise.