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How to Take Screenshots on Microsoft Surface Tablet

Have no idea to take screenshots on a Surface tablet? Actually, capturing screenshots on a Surface is easier than you think. This tutorial describes 3 ways to take screenshots on Window 10 Microsoft Tablet.

Option 1: Using Windows logo/Power + Volume Down button

This is the fastest way to take a screenshot on your Surface devices. Here is how:

On Surface 3 device

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.

On Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book:

Hold down power button and then press the volume-down button to take a screenshot. The screenshot will be saved in the Screenshots folder under This PC.

Take screenshot on Surface

 

Option 2: Take Screenshots via Printscreen key

If your typecover has a PrtScn key, you can take a screenshot by holding down the Windows key on your keyboard and pressing PrtScn. The screen will be saved to the Screenshots folder of your Pictures library under This PC.

Print Screen on Surface Tablet

You can also just press the PrtScn by itself. But your screenshots will be saved in the Screenshots folder of your Pictures library on OneDrive.

Picture library

Option 3: Capture Screenshots via Snipping Tool

There's a built-in screenshot program in Windows called Snipping Tool that offers more functionality than the above methods. With this tool, you can take screenshots of the full desktop, an active window, or just the part you select. You can save your screen to a place of your choosing as a PNG, GIF, JPEG, or HTML file. Here is how:

Step 1: Open Snipping tool.

On Windows 10 tablet, select the Start button, type snipping tool in the search box on the taskbar, and then select Snipping Tool from the list of results.

Open Snipping tool

Step 2: Capture a snip.

In the Snipping tool click New to start.

Capture Screenshots using Snipping tool

Step 3: Click and drag the cursor when it turns into a crosshair, which is allowing you to draw a rectangle around the area of the screen you want to capture.

Step 4: After you capture a snip, select the Save Snip button.

In the Save As box, type a file name, location, and type, and then select Save.

Save Snip