Perhaps one of the thing that tech bloggers and journalists find very handy when covering mobile devices is the ability to capture screenshots. Windows Phone 7 was heavily criticised for a lack of native screenshot capability which has thankfully been rectified in Windows Phone 8.
Anyway, with the release of Windows RT for tablets one might wonder how to take screenshots on such devices. While the Microsoft Surface can be used with a touch cover or type cover, the print screen key is missing unless you use a USB or Bluetooth keyboard. Let’s face it, you’re probably not going to want to connect a proper keyboard every time you fancy taking a screenshot.
Luckily, there is a more convenient method.
All you need to do is hold down the Windows button on the tablet and push the volume down button on the tablet.
Note: This button combination will not work on the keyboard, only by using the buttons on the tablet!
You should notice the screen dim a little temporarily. To find your screenshots, just look in the Pictures hub and tap Screenshots to browse through them all.
Here are some screenshots taken on my Microsoft Surface: