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Capture Screen and Save the Screenshots on Surface Pro Quickly

While using a Surface tablet, you may want to share the screen picture with your friends, or need to capture the screen picture for work. How to capture screen on Surface Pro 3 (or Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro, Surface 3, Surface 2, Surface RT, Surface Book) quickly and simply? Here are several methods described on this article, just choose the best one for you.

Guide Steps
Method 1: Press "Windows + Volume-down" button to take a screenshot
Method 2: Press "Fn + Windows + Space" key on the Surface Pro 3 Cover
Method 3: Use Surface Pen to do a screen capture
Method 4: Use Snipping Tool to capture screen pictures

Method 1: Press "Windows + Volume-down" button to take a screenshot

Step 1: Press and hold on the Windows logo (the home key) do not release.

press on windows and volume-down button

Step 2: And press on the Volume down button together, and then you will find that the Surface screen flash to black at a moment, which means the screen is captured successfully.

Step 3: Release the Windows home and Volume down key, and go to the Screenshots folder of the Pictures, you will find that the screenshot has been that. The default file saved with screenshots is: C:\Users\\Pictures\Screenshots

screenshot folder

Method 2: Press "Fn + Windows + Space" key on the Surface Pro 3 Cover

On various versions of Surface, the Type Cover may be a litter different.

Step 1: On Surface Pro 3 Type Cover, press "Fn + Windows + Space" key, the screen dims for a second, and the pictures are saved to the Screenshots folder.

surface pro 3 type cover

Step 2: On Surface 3 Type Cover, press "Windows + PrtScn" key, the screen dims for a second, and pictures are saved to Screenshots folder.

surface 3 type cover press on Windows + prtScn

Step 3: On Surface 3 Type Cover, just press on the "PrtScn" key, the screen does not dim, and the pictures won't save to the Pictures library. The whole screen is copied to the clipboard. You just need to paste it to another application like Paint or Photoshop.

surface 3 type cover press Prtscn

Step 4: On Surface 3 Type Cover, you also can press the "Alt + PrtScn" key to capture the active window instead of the whole screen.

surface 3 type cover press Alt + PrtScn

Method 3: Use Surface Pen to do a screen capture

Step 1: While using Surface Pen, double click on the top button.

double-click on surface pen top button

Step 2: Select the capture range by dragging the pen tip from one corner to the opposite corner.

capture screen with surface pen

Step 3: Lift the pen tip, and then the image was captured to OneNote.

Method 4: Use Snipping Tool to capture screen pictures

Step 1: Swipe in from the right screen of Surface, tap on "Search".

tap on search button

Step 2: On the search box type in: snipping tool. And then tap on the "Snipping Tool" to run it.

search snipping tool

Step 3: Tap on the triangle next to "New" button, and select a snip type (Free-form Snip, Rectangular Snip, Window Snip, or Full-screen Snip).

select snip type

Step 4: Tap on the "New" button to snip screens.

tap on new button begin to capture screen

Step 5: And then save the screenshots to the folder you want.

save screenshot

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