How to Capture Screenshot on Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface is a pretty compact and light-weight gadget. The Surface tablet gives an ultimate premium feel and experience for those who want to work and play while traveling. Microsoft has brought some notable modifications to the design of the Surface line. Maybe these changes have changed the way of taking a screenshot on this device.

Many of us know that capturing a screenshot in a Windows device and PC is as simple as striking the Print Screen key, and an image of your screen will be saved in the clipboard, but this is a tablet. What if you have no keyboard attached? The process becomes complicated.

Here’s are some new tricks to take a screenshot on your Microsoft Surface.

1: How to take a screenshot on Surface Go without a keyboard?

Capturing a Screenshot on Surface Go tablet without a keyboard is slightly similar to how to capture screengrabs in mobile phones.

  • Go to the Screen where you wish to click the screenshot.
  • Now, Press the Power + Volume Up buttons simultaneously.
  • These buttons are on the side casing of your Surface device. When you press them correctly the screen will flicker once it means the screenshot has been taken and saved in your Screenshots folder. If not, then
  • Open any app where you can paste the Screenshot.
  • Long press on the touch screen to paste and save your screenshot.
  • Tap ‘Paste’ and then save. 

2: How to take a screenshot on Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3 with a keyboard?

You can also use the another easy way to take a screenshot without using the keyboard in the Surface device.This technique will mainly work on the Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3.

  • Navigate to the screen where you wish to take the screenshot.
  • Now, hold down the ‘Windows logo’ button outside of your screen and then press ‘Volume down’ button near to the power button. Or press both buttons simultaneously.
  • When you press them correctly the screen will flicker once it means the screenshot has been taken and saved in your Screenshots folder in pictures. If not, then
  • Open any app where you can paste the screenshot.
  • Long press on the touch screen to paste and save your screenshot.
  • Tap ‘Paste’ and then save.

3: How to capture a screenshot on Surface Go with a keyboard

  • Navigate to the Screen where you wish to take the screenshot.
  • Press the ‘PrtScn’ key on your keyboard.
  • After pressing an image of your screen is saved into the clipboard. If you are logged in to OneDrive, then the screenshot will automatically be saved into screenshot folder in Pictures.
  • Open any app where you can paste the Screenshot.
  • Press ‘Ctrl + V’ button to paste the screenshot. And then save it.

This is another method specific to capture a screenshot by Surface Pen.

Utilize the Surface Pen’s top button. Double-click it on the screen where you want to take a screenshot. It will take a screenshot that you can crop instantly, then save it to the Screenshots folder in Pictures of OneDrive.

Devin Smith is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. He writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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