How To Screenshot On Windows 10

How To Screenshot On Windows 10

Everything is fine and dandy until you wake up one morning and discover a hack on the internet while using your PC and proceed to take a screenshot, only to realize you don’t know how to. You’re worried, so you go to Google and type in “how to screenshot on Windows 10,” and you end up here. That’s also a good thing, because I have the answers!

Since the first PCs in the 1980s, Windows has supported screen printing. Windows 10 introduced new methods for taking screenshots, such as Snip & Sketch.

You can capture an image of your entire display—or just a portion of it—by taking a screenshot. Windows 10 comprises a variety of built-in tools for easily capturing a screenshot.

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4 Ways To Screenshot On Windows 10

Below is a list of several methods for capturing the Windows 10 PC; please select the method that works best for you.

1. Snipping tool

2. Skip and sketch

3. Print screen 

4. Game Bar

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Snipping tool:

1. To open the Snipping Tool, select Start, enter snipping tool, then select it from the results.

2. Select New to take a screenshot.

3. Rectangular mode is selected by default. You can change the shape of your snip by choosing one of the following options in the toolbar: Rectangular mode, Window mode, Full-screen mode, and Free-form mode.

4. The screenshot is automatically copied to your clipboard. A notification also appears once you’re finished taking a screenshot, select it for more editing options.

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Skip and sketch:

The keyboard shortcut Windows key + Shift + S is the quickest way to launch Snip & Sketch. You can also find the Snip & Sketch tool in the alphabetical list of apps accessible via the Start button, as well as in the notification panel, where it is labelled as Screen snip, or you can simply search for it if you haven’t memorized the keyboard shortcut.

Either the keyboard shortcut or the notification button dims your screen and opens a tiny menu at the top of your screen that allows you to select the type of screenshot you want to take: rectangular, free-form, window, or full-screen. When you take a screenshot, it is saved to your clipboard and appears briefly as a notification in the lower-right corner of your screen.

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Print screen:

Tap the Print Screen (sometimes labelled PrtScn) key to capture your entire screen. Your screenshot will be copied to the clipboard rather than saved as a file. Open an image editing program (such as Microsoft Paint), paste the screenshot into the editor, and save the file.

You can also configure the PrtScn button to launch the Snip & Sketch tool by going to Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard and selecting Use the PrtScn button to launch screen snipping under Print Screen Shortcut.

Tap the Windows key + Print Screen key to capture your entire screen and save it automatically. Your screen will dim briefly to indicate that you have just taken a screenshot, and the screenshot will be saved to the Pictures > Screenshots folder.

Use the keyboard shortcut Alt + PrtScn to take a quick screenshot of the active window. This will take a screenshot of the currently active window and copy it to the clipboard. To save the image, you’ll need to open it in an image editor.

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Game bar:

Whether you’re playing a game or not, you can take a screenshot using the Game bar. To access the Game bar, press Windows + G. 

To take a full-screen screenshot, click the screenshot button in the Game bar or use the default keyboard shortcut Windows key + Alt + PrtScn. To customize your Game bar screenshot keyboard shortcut, navigate to Settings > Gaming > Game bar. 

Backing up a little, you’ll also need to enable Game bar from this settings page by making sure Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcasts using Game bar is toggled on.

Originally posted on March 25, 2022 @ 11:39 pm

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