Capture screenshot in Windows 8

Capture screenshot in Windows 8 with a tablet requires no keyboard.

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  1. Go into the Windows 8 metro mode.
  2. Press the Windows Key and the Volume-Down key at the same time. + Volume –

    Tip: Make sure you press and hold-down the button first.

  3. A short flashing animation shows that something happened.
  4. The screenshot can be found under Libraries -> Pictures -> Screenshots . Windows automatically assigns a filename with a number counting up.

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See how all of this works on a Dell XPS 12 in this video:

Use the same screen capture instructions also for your Windows 8 phone. Instead of the Volume –   key  use the power button.

Enjoy!

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