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Mouse for Surface Pro 2 that is not USB

  1. #11


    Posts : 87
    Windows 7 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    unrelated to this, how does one use the camera properly in desktop mode? All I read it is using the cloud? what? I just want to access the pictures I take somehow. and can the camera zoom at all?
    Could you expand this issue a bit ?

    What exactly is going on ?

    Do you need to import pictures from a camera ?
    I mean the two built-in cameras. So far I'm only able to use them from a Metro app, which I can't start from "desktop". Even pinning the camera-app to the desktop doesn't work, apparently from desktop one only can start "normal" software.


    So my question is, how do I use the cameras out of "desktop"?

    Please don't tell me I have to go to Metro to use the camera.... even on a tablet I never ever want to use that

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  2. #12


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I would go to All Apps, right click on the camera app, find the program folder and make a shortcut of the .exe. That should work.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 87
    Windows 7 Pro 64


    I had a shortcut on "desktop". but it doesn't start. I assume a Metro app doesn't start from desktop... or am I doing something wrong?
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  4. #14


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    A shortcut pinned to the taskbar should start the metro app.
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