1. etphoto's Avatar
    The Start button at the bottom center of my Surface stopped working. I rarely use it so I haven't really noticed until my wife pointed it out to me. I am always playing with stuff on my Surface and curious if I accidentally turned it off. is there a way to disable it? Or better yet, turn it back on.
    12-17-2013 07:27 PM
  2. Alienhead95's Avatar
    I don't think there is a way to disable it. I don't see it in the options. Does it vibrate when you press it?
    Did you reboot to see if it works?
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    12-17-2013 08:56 PM
  3. Saurabh3321's Avatar
    This has happened to me about 3-4 times. That the windows button stops working. No vibration, no effect at all. But a simple lock- unlock has always fixed it. Seems a software bug which happens very rarely. Is your problem permanent? Then i think there is a hardware issue. As there is no setting to disable the button.
    it is however really amazing how Microsoft made this button. It has built in features to ignore swipes i.e. if you swipe your finger on the bezel towards the button, it ignores it. It ONLY works if you put finger down on the button and remove it straight up. Swipes are ignored.
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    12-17-2013 11:56 PM
  4. etphoto's Avatar
    I don't think there is a way to disable it. I don't see it in the options. Does it vibrate when you press it?
    Did you reboot to see if it works?
    I did a reset and it is working again.
    12-18-2013 05:35 PM
  5. Alienhead95's Avatar
    Glad to hear that.
    I did a reset and it is working again.
    12-18-2013 09:22 PM

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