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Is there a way to simulate (or does there exist an actual key combination, perhaps making use of the Fn key, that acts as) the context key on the Surface Type Cover?

I didn't realize until I tried to do real work with the Surface how much I actually use that key.

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Do you mean the Context Menu key?

Try ShiftF10.

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  • Note that this works if you have F keys enabled; otherwise it's Fn Shift F10 – Christian Rondeau Sep 16 '14 at 23:39
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If you're using a program where ShiftF10 is mapped to something else, like all JetBrains IDEs, you have no way of simulating the Context menu with the surface cover.

A workaround is using a 3rd party app, like AutoHotkey, to map it to some hotkey.

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