How to Screenshot / Screen Capture Microsoft Surface Pro

Surface Pro 3 ScreenshotI hope your enjoying your Microsoft Surface tablet / laptop hybrid.  I’ve owned and used the RT, Surface Pro 2, and now the Surface Pro 3 core i7 model.  There are a thousand reasons you may need to screenshot or screen cap from your Surface gadget.  Here are 2 easy, built-in ways to capture your screen.

These 2 methods have worked on all my Surface gadgets.

METHOD 1 TO SCREEN CAP SURFACE PRO ( 2 on tablet presses )

  1. Press and hold the “capacitive”  Windows button on the front of your Surface Screen(on the bezel) with your right hand.
  2. Continue holding the windows button and then a single press the Volume Down button with your left hand.

The screen will go slightly dim for a just a quick moment when you’ve done it right.


  1. Press and hold the windows Key(left hand),  and the Fn(function) Key(right Hand), then just tap the space bar with your favorite 3rd finger or thumb.



The Screenshot will be saved in This PC > Pictures > Screenshots..  AKA  C:\Users\**YOU**\Pictures\Screenshots

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If you’re a dropbox user, you can enable a setting that will also copy the screenshot to your clip board, which can be handy ( when applicable ).  If you’re not a dropbox user, you should consider finally signing up here.

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About the Author: I'm am a multi-platform tech enthusiast with Droid, Windows, and Mac / iOS, and some Linux and Raspberry Pi etc.. Published a few windows phone apps, and android apps. I love tech and gadgets. Professionally I typically work in I.T. as a SQL developer.

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