Creating screenshots in Desktop Mode

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  1. ctitanic

    ctitanic Well-Known Member

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    This is another Very old tool from the Tablet PC era that still available in Windows 8.1: Snipping Tool



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    Thanks for posting. After watching the video, I was able to use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots.
    I then wondered if there was a way to create a custom short cut for Snipping Tool.
    I came across a website that gave instructions for Windows 7. I then figured out a way to do it for Windows 8.

    1) Windows Search & type in Snipping Tool
    2) Right Click on Snipping Tool and Pin to Taskbar
    3) Go to Desktop and Right Click on Snipping Tool
    4) You will see a menu for Snipping Tool, and Unpin this program from taskbar
    5) Hover your mouse over Snipping Tool > Right Click > Properties
    6) Move your cursor to the Shortcut Key field, then use any combination of keys for your shortcut
    7) Click Apply > OK
     

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    Nice information!
     
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    Just FYI, these work in various modes:

    How to take a screenshot on your Surface
    Method 1: Press and hold the Windows button, and press down on the lower volume button on the side of your Surface. Your screen will dim a little for a moment when you do this. (this saves to \Pictures\Screenshots)
    Method 2: Double-press the pen top button. (this will import it directly to OneNote)
    Method 3: On the keyboard, press Fn + Win + SpaceBar. (this also saves to \Pictures\Screenshots)
    Method 4: Swipe left to open Charms -> Share. Click the tiny down arrow and tap "Screenshot". (this will further prompt you where you want to share it to, i.e. mail, paint, facebook, etc..)
     
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    Great Tips. Never knew about Methods 3 & 4.
     
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    Just downloaded. Are you able to open it using Hot Keys?
     

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