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How to take screenshots on your Surface devices in Windows 10

SUR_V5_Family_01Few month ago Microsoft has launched Windows 10 for desktops and tablets. The new operating system comes with Cortana and Windows Hello features, however older devices like Surface Pro 3 can get the update for free.

If you have recently updated your Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3 to Windows 10 or you have purchased Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book and don’t know how to take screenshot in Windows 10 Surface devices, however Microsoft has posted a guide on taking screenshots in Windows 10 Surface devices.

How to take screenshots in Surface 3 and Surface Pro 4 on Windows 10:

Method 1: The fastest way to take a screenshot on your Surface 3 device is to hold down the Windows logo on the front of the device and then push the volume-down button. The screen will dim briefly as the screen is recorded and saved to the Screenshots folder of your Pictures library under “This PC.”

Method 2: If your typecover has a PrtScn key, you can also take a screenshot by holding down the Windows key on your keyboard and pressing PrtScn. The screen will be saved to the Screenshots folder described in Method 1.

Method 3: You can also just press the PrtScn by itself. But instead of saving your screenshot to the Screenshots folder of your Pictures library on “This PC,” it will be saved in the Screenshots folder of your Pictures library on OneDrive.

Method 4: To take a screenshot of just the active window on your screen, hold down the Alt key and press PrtScn. The screen will be saved to OneDrive as described in Method 3.

Method 5: Double-click the top button of your Surface Pen to take a screenshot of your desktop. The full screenshot will be saved in your Screenshots folder on OneDrive, but this method also gives you the option to crop your image immediately.

A greyed-out version of the image will show up on your screen; use your Surface Pen to drag the tip of the pen from one corner of the portion you want to capture to the opposite corner. When you lift the pen tip, your selection appears in a new page in OneNote.

Method 6: There’s a built-in screenshot program in Windows called Snipping Tool that offers more functionality than the above methods. To open, type “Snipping Tool” into Cortana or search the Windows Accessories folder under All Apps.

From within, you can take screenshots of the full desktop, an active window, or just the part you select. You can then save your screen to a place of your choosing as a PNG, GIF, JPEG, or HTML file.

How to take screenshots in Surface Pro 4 and Surafce Book on Windows 10

All of the above methods also works in Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book devices, however there is slight change to Method 1.

Method 1: Since the Windows logo doesn’t appear on the display of these devices, hold the power button down and then press the volume-down button to take a screenshot. The screenshot will be saved in the Screenshots folder under “This PC.”

Source: Windows Blog

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