please tell me theres an easier way of taking screenshots in metro

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  1. macmee

    macmee Active Member

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    I never had this problem on previous versions of the surface.

    The only way I know how to take a screenshot is windows key and volume down. About 5/6 of the time however, as I hold the windows key it just takes me to the metro home screen.

    Highly annoying. Please tell me theres a better way to take screenshots, because this way is almost impossible at the moment.
     
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    Have you tried the snippit tool?
     
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    Pen purple button double click ;)
     
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    Odd, when I double tap nothing happens.

    In metro mode?
     
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    Snipping tool works in Metro? I'm addicted to snipping but I didn't think it worked in metro apps

    Is there a way to double click but NOT send the image to one note, without having to reset the default app to 2013 OneNote (I prefer Metro for quick stuff). ?
     
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    ctitanic Well-Known Member

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    The answer to your two questions is... No.
     
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    ctitanic Well-Known Member

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    Double tapping the purple button should give you the opportunity to select an area of the screen that later on is pasted to OneNote.
     
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    Thought so... and dammit.. ;-)
     
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    When you have your type cover connected, you can press Fn+WinKey+Space at the same time to save an screenshot into Pictures folder.
     
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    Swipe in from the right - share - at the,top, select,screenshot

    For real snippint you can use the app Screenmask
     
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    About the Button on the pen, get sure your Bluetooth is on!
    Another think, you can configure (in OneNote 2013 Desktop) what happen when you press this button 2x.

    If goes directly to OneNote or if stay in the clipboard and you later just PASTE!
     
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    Is there any way to make the metro OneNote just copy the screenshot to the clipboard?
     

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