Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the third-generation tablet that can replace your laptop, introduced by Microsoft. It is Faster with more processor choices, thinner, lighter, more prominent, and sharper display, and many other improvements from its predecessors.

Many users, especially artists, complain about accidentally hitting the Surface Windows button when they use the tablet landscape mode. It becomes a severe problem, especially when watching movies, playing games, and drawing with the Surface Pen.

Previously, users have figured out how to turn off the Windows button by disabling Surface Home Button hardware via Windows Device Manager. Microsoft has provided the easiest way to turn off the Windows button via the Surface app (previously known as Surface Hub), which you can download from the Windows Store.


  1. Click on Start and open the Surface app
  2. On the left sidebar of the app, click on the Surface icon button
  3. Click on the toggle button underneath the Windows Button section to turn OFF
Note Besides turning the Home button on or off, the Surface app also allows you to adjust the pen sensitivity and assign the top button on the Surface Pen.

If you choose to toggle the button option off, you can still get to the Start screen by:

  • Opening Charms and tapping the Windows button (Windows 8.1)
  • Pressing the Windows key in the keyboard

Download the Surface app for Surface Pro 3 from the Microsoft Store.