When using touch and the digital pen on the Surface Book in sketch-pad mode you lose access to your keyboard shortcuts. I use an app called Toolbar Creator which lets me build a little toolbar with a bunch of shortcuts that I can tap on. Simple things like copy and paste, undo are now far easier than trying to right-click with the pen or find it in a menu. Functions in Cubase like bringing up the mixer, duplicating, adding tracks are so much easier if you have them in a toolbar. I believe this should be something that Windows does natively – but no one ever listens to me.
The Toolbar Creator is a vital utility for anyone using touch or the pen on Surface products. You can download it here: