Keyboard & Typing
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Microsoft Surface Duo (1930)

Keyboard & Typing

Access keyboard settings, use Swype, auto-complete suggestions, emojis, speech-to-text, and one-handed operation.


In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

• Access keyboard settings
• Use one-handed operation
• Swype
• Auto-complete suggestions
• Access emojis, speech-to-text, capitalize text & symbols

Access keyboard settings

When the keyboard is visible, select the Menu icon Menu icon to access Keyboard settings. Keyboard settings allow you to change languages, keyboard height and layout, and adjust smart typing features.

Note: To access keyboard settings outside of the keyboard screen, swipe down from the Notification bar twice then select the settings Settings icon > scroll to and select System > Languages & input > Virtual keyboard > Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard.

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Use one-handed operation

When the device is unfolded, the keyboard will default to one-handed operation. When the device is folded, the keyboard will fill the bottom of the screen.

To enable or disable one-handed operation, with the keyboard visible select the Menu icon Menu icon then select One-handed.

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Select and drag across each letter of the desired word without removing your finger from the screen. Words will automatically be entered into the text field.

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Auto-complete suggestions

When typing a word, three suggestions will appear at the top of the keyboard. Select the desired suggestion to enter it into the text field.

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Access emojis, speech-to-text, capitalize text & symbols

Select the desired option:

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 EMOJIS: Select the Emoji key.
 SPEECH-TO-TEXT: Select the Microphone key.
• CAPITALIZE TEXT: Select the Shift key to capitalize the next letter. Double-tap the Shift key to enable or disable caps lock.
 SYMBOLS: Select the Symbols key.

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