Screen recording on a Surface Laptop can be a useful tool for a variety of reasons. Whether you're creating a tutorial, capturing gameplay, or saving a video call, knowing how to screen record can come in handy. This guide will walk you through the process of screen recording on a Surface Laptop.
Before you start, it's important to note that while Windows 10, the operating system on Surface Laptops, does have a built-in screen recording tool, it's primarily designed for recording video games. If you're looking to record other types of activities, you may need to download a third-party screen recording software. There are many free and paid options available online, such as OBS Studio, Camtasia, and Bandicam.
To use the built-in screen recording tool in Windows 10, you'll need to open the Xbox Game Bar. You can do this by pressing the Windows key + G on your keyboard. This will bring up the Game Bar interface. If you're asked if you want to open the Game Bar, click 'Yes, this is a game'.
Once the Game Bar is open, you'll see a variety of options. To start recording, click on the circular record button, or press Windows key + Alt + R. This will start the screen recording. You'll see a small recording timer appear at the top right of your screen.
While recording, you can use your computer as you normally would. Everything that happens on your screen will be captured in the recording. If you want to record audio as well, make sure your microphone is turned on and working properly. You can control this in the Game Bar settings.
To stop the recording, you can either press the stop button on the Game Bar or press Windows key + Alt + R again. Once you stop the recording, the video file will be automatically saved to your computer. By default, it's saved in the 'Captures' folder in your 'Videos' folder.
If you're using a third-party screen recording software, the process will be slightly different. After downloading and installing the software, you'll need to open it and select the screen recording option. Most software will allow you to choose whether you want to record the entire screen or just a specific area. Once you've made your selection, you can start the recording.
Just like with the Game Bar, you can stop the recording when you're done. The video file will be saved to a location of your choice. Some software also offers additional features, such as the ability to edit the video after recording.
In conclusion, screen recording on a Surface Laptop can be achieved either through the built-in Xbox Game Bar or by using a third-party software. Both methods are relatively straightforward and can be done in a few simple steps. With a bit of practice, you'll be able to easily record anything on your screen.
Recording.new by Tella
Tella's Recording.new offers a complimentary screen capturing tool. With it, you have the option to capture your screen, webcam, or both simultaneously using your browser. If you're using a Samsung laptop, here's your guide:
Open a new tab and head to recording.new
Grant permission for the tool to use your camera and mic
Select "Share screen" and decide which screen you'd like to capture
Initiate the recording
Once you've captured what you need, hit the stop icon
You'll then land on the video's dedicated page to review and distribute its link
To store, modify, or fetch the video, registration with Tella is required.
For a live demo of Recording.new by Tella, check out the video below.