What Is the Windows Security Button?

Just as Apple has strived to reformat their hardware and make their popular computing tools more portable, Microsoft has also introduced a series of tablet computers over the past few years which offer both casual and power users a collection of high-end tools and resources. If you're getting acquainted with Microsoft tablet computers, you may be surprised to discover the Windows Security button located next to the viewing screen. This unique addition to Microsoft tablet devices offers users a series of convention functions that can help offset any difficulties that may be encountered with smaller devices. Learning how this button works and what it can accomplish is relatively easy.

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Introducing the Windows Security Button

If you've used a portable tablet device or smart phone, you've probably become quite familiar with the concept of a security button. In many ways, the Windows Security Button provides an identical function to the buttons found on Apple or Samsung phones. If your Windows tablet computer hasn't been used for an extended period or is just booting up, you can press the Security Button to access your login menu. Here, you can input your username and password just as you typically would on any Windows computer device.

This button adds a great deal of convenience and functionality to the Windows tablet computers. Although some users may have anticipated that the inability to use the Ctrl-Alt-Delete function found on laptops and desktops would make tablet use difficult, the Windows Security Button has circumvented these problems entirely and helped ensure that users can still log on to their tablet device quickly and easily.

Working Around the Security Button

If you've decided that you'd like to incorporate a traditional keyboard into your Windows tablet computer setup, you may be able to avoid using the Windows Security Button entirely. Tablet users who use a traditional keyboard in conjunction with their hardware can forgo the Windows Security Button login process and instead revert to the traditional Ctrl-Alt-Delete format. While this may seem like a small detail, it could prove to be a relief or welcome knowledge for established Windows users.

It's also important to remember that not all tablets running the Windows operating system will include a Security Button such as it is discussed here. The specific functionality of the button, and the decision to either forgo or include a button at all, is left up to the manufacturer of the tablet.