Originally Posted by SpatiallyAware
This is a thread for discussion of apps specific to the surface and other touch screen windows 8 devices.
I'm looking for two things.. One is an easy 'from the desktop' method of adjusting the brightness of the surface screen. Currently you have to go through power management, the quickest way I've found is through the battery meter on the start menu.
Another thing that would be nice is decent forum browsing software. As buggy as it is, I really like tapatalk on my ipad. I would love to have something similar, as browsing in IE or firefox without a stylus is a pain. I've looked at installing bluestack (android emulator) but it doesn't seem like a polished solution.
Adjust the brightness
1) Open the charm menu from moving your finger from the right side of the screen moving towards the menu
2) Click settings
3) Click brightness
4) You now have a touch screen brightness bar (similar to a volume bar) where you can adjust brightness from min to max.