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How to take Screenshots on Microsoft Surface RT Device

 

Recently I got chance to upgrade my Microsoft Surface RT device from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 preview and was trying to take some screen shots. Since Surface RT don’t have option to install the desktop application, was searching for some shortcuts to take screen shots of the device screens. Microsoft Surface RT provides option to take screen shots with some inbuilt key combinations. The same works for both Microsoft Surface RT and Surface Pro versions in both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Preview versions of the Operating System.   [more]


Solution:

Press and hold the Capacitive Windows Button on the front of the Microsoft Surface Tablet and press the Volume Down button on the volume rocker. The screen dims for a sec and comes back to normal state which takes the screen shot of the screen from which the key combination is pressed.

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Where Screenshots Saved?

In Microsoft Surface RT and Surface PRO, the screen shots will be saved in the same location which is My Documents –> Pictures –> Screenshots of the device local storage.

Hope this tip will be useful and effective for the Microsoft Surface Users.

About Author: Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in ASP.NET/IIS Architecture. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of the www.f5debug.net website and has authored books on Windows Phone and Business Intelligence(SSIS). He is also a Passionate Speaker and a Blogger on Microsoft Technologies.

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