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Snipping tool & windows 8/desktop

Dieselrob

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I just picked up my pro, so this is my first time really using windows 8.

I opened Internet Explorer from the windows 8 app main screen, swiped right and searched snipping tool. When I open snipping tool, it pulls up the tool on the normal windows desktop screen, this would normally be ok but the IE I run on the windows 8 app screen isn't the same when you open IE on the desktop?

How do I open the snip tool on the app portion of windows 8 when using internet explorer?

I hope this made some semblance of sense lol
 

tonyz3

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Do you have Office? OneNote's snipping tool can get Metro.

--randy

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wait are you sure? are you saying you can use office 2013 one note snipping tool on metro ie. If this can be done please explain how...

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wilbur4321

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wait are you sure? are you saying you can use office 2013 one note snipping tool on metro ie. If this can be done please explain how...

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Yup. Assuming it's started up already (which it does by default), just press Win-S while you're in the modern app. It will switch over to desktop, then back (really annoying), but it seems to work. Note: tried this on my Lenovo Carbon.

thanks,
--randy

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vinumsv

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here is sample screenshot using Win+S or OneNote ScreenCapture tool

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tonyz3

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ok now i got it to work...thx. For me it will only work - because of dual ext monitors-- if i have DT one note open on one screen and than metro ie on the other. any other combo it reverts to the DT. But it works Later i will try it when i dont have the SP hooked to anything just as tablet.....
 

tonyz3

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Does anyone know if you can use the snipping tool in metro app while in tablet mode without the Keyboard. Not a screen shot.....
 

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