Ways to Take Screenshots on Windows 10 and Windows 11 (2022)

It's common to want to take a screenshot on a PC. If you're not using a third-party tool, you can do it manually. The most obvious way is to Hit the Prt Sc button/or Print Scrn button (print screen key), which will grab the entire PC screen. You do this when using Windows OS and press the Print Screen key (located in the top right of the keyboard) to take a full PC screenshot and copy the screen's image to the clipboard or save it in the screenshots folder.

But there are more screen capture methods of taking screenshots on Windows.

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This article will cover how to screenshot Windows 10 and all the steps you need to carry out. We'll also answer some critical questions that most users ask:

  • How do you take screenshots on Windows 10: full or minimized computer screen?
  • How do I quickly take a screenshot on a PC?
  • Taking screenshots and recordings on Windows using the Xbox game bar

In the FAQ, we also show you how to take a screenshot on Windows 11.

Windows 10 has many ways to achieve this, be it taking a screenshot of the entire screen, a particular window, or a part of the screen. Let's take a look at them one by one.

How to screenshot on Windows 10: easy tricks

The following methods show you how to screenshot on windows to capture full or minimized screenshots:

  1. Print screen key to take a minimized or full-screen capture screenshot
  2. Use the game bar to grab the computer screen: full or minimized screenshot on Windows operating system
  3. Alt + Prt Sc (print screen button) screen capture
  4. Windows + Print Screen screen capture
  5. Use the Snipping Tool app to take a screenshot on Windows
  6. Using the Snip & Sketch app to take a screenshot
  7. Use a third-party app or image editor to capture screenshots on PC

Method 1. Use the Print Screen key/shortcut

The easiest way to take a PC/computer screenshot on Windows 10 is the Print Screen key (Prtscn). This button is usually located at the top row of the keyboard, near the Function (F#) keys. To capture your entire screen and automatically save the screenshot,tap the Windows key + Print Screen key. Your screen will briefly go dim to indicate that you've just taken a screenshot, and the screenshot will be saved to the Pictures > Screenshots folder. Let's look at this in detail below:

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To capture your entire screenshot on Windows, simply:

  1. Press PrtScn on the upper-right side of your keyboard to make the exact screen you want to print an active window
  2. You can take the PC screenshot through the keyboard, using the Prt Sc button/or Print Sc buttons. Hit the PrtScn button/ or Print Scrn button to take a full computer screen. The screenshot will be automatically saved to your Clipboard.
  3. To save the file, paste the screenshot into any program that allows you to insert images, like Microsoft Word or Microsoft Paint.
  4. Or, To capture your entire screen and automatically save the screenshot, tap the Windows key + Print Screen key [windows key print screen]. Your screen will briefly go dim to indicate that you've just taken a screenshot.
  5. The screenshot will be automatically saved to the Pictures > Screenshots folder.

On some keyboards, you might need to press the Function (Fn) key and the Print Screen button to trigger the screen capture, i.e., Fn + PrtScn button/or Print Scrn (print screen)

The print screen key will capture the entire screen and save it on the clipboard. Check the notifications on the lower right corner of your screen to see the saved screenshots.

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Note:if you have more than one display, it will be captured into a single image.

By default, this method does not save the image as a file; rather, it copies it to the Clipboard. After doing so, you can paste it (By pressing Ctrl+V or Right-Click > Paste) onto a document (Like a Word or Google document) or an image processor (Like Microsoft Paint, or even Photoshop).

Method 2: Alt + Prt Sc (print screen button) screen capture

  1. If you only want to capture a Single active Window, you can use the keyboard shortcut Alt + Prt Sc (print screen).
  2. To take the screenshot of the active window you want, and not just any window, you will need to select the said window by clicking on it first.
  3. Then press Alt + Prt Sc (print screen button) or windows key print screen
  4. This will copy the image to the Clipboard, which you can retrieve by pasting it somewhere else.

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If you want to save the image as a file, you can also do it with a keyboard shortcut.

  1. Simply press the Windows key (with the Windows logo) + Prt Sc (print screen key). [Windows key print screen button]
  2. This saves the image as a file.
  3. By default it’s located in C: Users<user name>Pictures>Screenshots.

Method 3: Windows logo + Print Screen screen capture

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  1. To take a PC screenshot on Windows 10 and automatically save the file, press the Windows key + Prt Sc (print screen)
  2. Your screen will go dim, and a screenshot of your entire screen will save to the Pictures &gt; Screenshots folder.

If you have issues with the Print Screen button not working properly, check How to Fix the Print Screen Not Working on Windows 10.

Method 4. Use the Snipping Tool to take a screenshot

The snipping tool is the best way to screenshot on Windows if you want to customize, annotate, or share your screen captures. The Snipping Tool app is an excellent tool for taking screenshots. It has been around since Windows Vista. You can use it to;

  1. Take a computer screenshot of the complete screen,
  2. A rectangular part of the screen, or
  3. A free-form screenshot.

However, note that taking screenshots using a snipping tool does not automatically save the screenshot as an image file, but it has the option to do so.

Here're the steps to use the snip and snipping tool to take a PC screenshot:

  1. To open the screen snipping tool app, you'll have to find it through the search bar. If you don't see the search bar, you can right-click on the taskbar, hover to Search, and click on Show Search Box. A snip sketch tool active window will pop up.
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  2. A new window will pop up. Here, select the Mode of the "snip" you want to take: afree-form snip, a rectangular snip, a window snip, or a full-screen capture. We will show you how to take a rectangular screen snip.
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  3. The Snipping Tool also has the option to set a delay on taking a screenshot, allowing you to take screenshots after a certain amount of time. This is helpful to capture pop-up menus and tooltips. Click on delay to set the time in seconds you will like to wait before taking the screenshot.
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  4. Once you are ready to take the screenshot, click on New. The screen will fade out and the cursor will turn into a cross. If you selected the delay option, the screen will fade after the selected amount of seconds.
    • If you selected the Rectangular screen snip mode you can click and drag to create a rectangle on the screen. The rectangle you create will be the screenshot
    • If you selected the Free-form snip you can click and draw the shape you want. Bear in mind that once you have stopped pressing the right-click, the screenshot will be taken.
    • If you selected the Window snip, you can click on the particular windows you want to take the screenshot of.
    • Finally, if you click on the full-screen snip, the tool will take a full-screen screenshot of the whole screen.


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Once you have taken the screenshot, you have many options to

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      1. You can save the image as a file by clicking on File > Save as… and placing it at your desired location.
      2. You can send it via email by clicking on File>Send to > Email recipient or as an attachment to an email.
      3. You can print the screenshot by clicking on File > Print.
      4. You can copy the screenshot to your clipboard by clicking on Edit > Copy
      5. You can also edit the screenshot using the Pen or Highlighter function. You can customize the color of the pen. This is useful if you want to focus the attention of the screenshot to a particular section.
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Method 5. Using the Snip & Sketch app to take a screenshot.

The Snip & Sketch app (or snip sketch tool) replaced the Snipping Tool on Windows and is one of the drawing tools Windows users can use. Snip & Sketch app is the best way to screenshot on Windows if you're looking to customize, annotate, or share your screen captures.

  1. To activate Snip & Sketch, use the keyboard shortcut Windows Key + Shift + S or search up Snip & Sketch app on the search bar.
  2. Your screen will dim and a mini menu will appear at the top of your screen, giving you the option to take a rectangular, free-form, window, or full computer screen capture.

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  3. You can choose how you'd like to grab a screenshot. These are the same options found in the Snipping Tool. They are from left to right:
    1. Rectangular PC screen Snip, Freeform Snip, Window Snip, and Full screen capture or Snip.
    2. Taking a screenshot here will copy it to your Clipboard.
    3. You can then paste it (By pressing Ctrl+V or Right-Click> Paste) onto a document (Like a Word or Google document) or an image processor (Like Paint, or even Photoshop).
  4. If you open Snip & Sketch window by looking it up on the search bar a new window will appear.
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    1. In this window, you can click on New to start taking your screenshot or click on the arrow pointing down next to it to Snip in 3 or 10 seconds from then.
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    2. After selecting one of the options the screen will darken and a toolbar will appear at the top of the screen. These are the same options found in the Snipping Tool. They are from left to right: Rectangular Snip, Freeform Snip, Window Snip, and full computer screenSnip.
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    3. When you have selected one of them, you will be able to take the screenshot you want, be it a rectangle, a freeform, a particular window, or a full screen screenshot.
    4. Once you have captured the screenshot, Snip & Sketch app will open and you will see your screenshot. Here you can add annotations with a ballpoint pen, a pencil, or a highlighter. You can erase them using the eraser and you can also use a ruler (which you can rotate by using the mouse wheel) to make the annotations in the angles you want. There is also the option to crop the screenshot.
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    5. Now that you've finished editing the image you can Save, Copy, or Share using the buttons at the top right corner. Clicking on Save will let you choose where to save the image. Clicking on Copy will copy the image to your Clipboard and clicking on Share will let you share the image to your contacts via email or via other apps.
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Summary: With the snip sketch tool, take a snapshot to copy words or images from all or parts of your PC screen or take screenshots on the windows operating system. Open screen Snipping Tool to make changes or notes, then save, and share. You can capture any of the following types of snips using the snip sketch tool:

Free-form snip

Draw a free-form shape around an object.

Rectangular snip

Drag the cursor around an object to form a rectangle.

Window snip

Select a window, such as a dialog box, that you want to capture.

Full-screen snip

Capture the entire screen.

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Also, it's important to know that when you capture a snip, it's automatically copied to the Snipping Tool window where you make changes, save, and share.

Note: The easiest way to call up Snip & Sketch is with the keyboard shortcut Windows key + Shift +S. You can also find the Snip & Sketch tool listed in the alphabetical list of apps accessed from the Start button as well as in the notification panel on the lower right corner where it listed as Screen (full) snip. Or you can just search for it if you don't commit the keyboard shortcut to memory. (If you're a regular screenshot taker, we recommend pinning the app to the taskbar.)

Also, after you capture the screenshot, it will be automatically saved to your clipboard and a preview notification will appear in the lower-right corner of your screen (notification panel). Click on the preview notification to open the Snip & Sketch app and edit the screenshot with the available drawing tools before saving or sharing.

Method 6. Using the Game Bar to take a screenshot.

The last method we are going to review involves the use of the Game Bar for screen capture. The game bar in Windows 10 allows you to record gameplay footage, record videos, and take screenshots, plus a number of other ones that we will not discuss in this article. You can take screenshots with the game bar even if you are not in a game. Let's find out how to use it:

  1. To open up the Game Bar overlay press the Windows Key + G (windows key G). Before you press this make sure your active window is the exact window/screen you want to capture
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  2. In the top right corner of the screen, you will notice a window labeled Broadcast & capture. In order to take the screenshot, click on the Camera icon. This will save the screenshot as a PNG file and saves it in "C:\Users\Username\Videos\Captures." This will be a full-screen image.
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The game bar can help you record the screen in Windows 10.

TheGame Bar is automatically installed in Windows 10. (If you can't find it for some reason, you can download it here.) However, if you haven't used it yet, it might be worth checking to make sure it's working — especially before you try to record videos. To do this

  1. Press Windows Key + G (Windows Key G) on your keyboard. This should open up the Game Bar. If it doesn't, here's how to enable it:
  2. Go to the Start Menu
  3. Click on the cog icon to open Settings
  4. Click on "Gaming"
  5. Make sure the switch at the top labeled "Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game bar" is toggled to On

Note: The page you've opened also has keyboard shortcuts for Game Bar commands such as opening the Game Bar, taking a screenshot, and starting and stopping a PC screen recording. You can ALSO come up with your own shortcuts for these commands and enter them here if you wish.

Now, with the game bar enabled, you can begin your screen recording and record game clips of your favorite game.

How to Record your Screen with the Game Bar

Keep in mind that you can only use the Game Bar to perform a screen record of only one application or active window at a time, which is usually the last window you clicked into. Also, you can't switch to recording another window after you start recording. The game bar won't also let you record your whole screen, so you can't record your Desktop or File Explorer or a few other apps, such as Maps. We recommend that you first experiment ahead of time if possible.

Here are the steps to undertake the screen record and record game clips with the game bar (using x box Game Bar):

  1. Open up the Windows application you want to record. You may need to close or minimize other windows or apps to avoid accidentally recording the wrong one. It may also help to make sure that any audio you don't want in the recording is off, even if it's from a different app or window. The screen recorder record all of the audio playing across applications on the device.

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  2. Press the Windows key + G. This will open up Xbox Game Bar
  3. Click on the microphone button to enable external audio recording. This will allow you to add commentary or do a voiceover. (You'll still be recording internal audio.)
  4. Click on the Record button (the one with a dot in it) to start recording.Alternatively, simply press Windows + Alt + R to start recording without going into the Game Bar.
  5. Either way, you'll get a small pop-up bar with a timer and two recording controls.
  6. Click on the microphone button to switch your external mic on and off (your internal mic will still be on) and complete your recording.
  7. Click on the stop button or press Windows + Alt + R to stop recording the screen when you're done. The screen record will save on your PC.
  8. A notification will pop up on the notification panel at the lower right corner, saying "Game clip recorded." If you click on that notification you'll open the "Captures" folder or the screenshots folder in File Explorer.
  9. An alternative to finding your recording is through File Explorer. Go to "This PC"> "Videos"> "Captures" or the screenshots folder.

Read here if you need further information about How to record your Windows PC screen using Xbox Game Bar.

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Method 7: Use third party app to capture screenshots on PC

If the Windows provided methods can't help you capture the screenshots well, you can resort to third party apps. Third party integrations are an integral feature for screenshot tools in Windows. They add further functionality to your screen capture such as capturing scrolling screen as well as easy sharing between various work productivity apps. The print screen software from third parties includes various integrations with image editing [image editor], project management, file sharing, and messaging tools to maximize tool efficiency and worker productivity.

Some of the third party screen capture tools include:

  • ShareX
  • PicPick
  • ScreenPresso
  • Snagit
  • Apowersoft Screen Capture Pro
  • Droplr
  • CloudApp
  • Screencast-O-Matic

In this article, we detail how to use third party apps to capture scrolling screens.

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How to screen shot on Windows 11 Guide

There's more than one way to take a screengrab in Windows 11. Here are four different ways to show youhow to screen shot on Windows 11.

Method 1. Take a screenshot of the entire screen with the Prt Sc key

Like in Windows 10, in Windows 11 you'll use the PrtSc key on an active window.

  1. Tap on the PrtSc key
  2. The screenshot will be saved to your clipboard but you won't receive any indication the screenshot has successfully been taken.
  3. To view the full-screen screenshot, use Ctrl-V to paste it into an application like Microsoft Paint or Microsoft Word, or even into the body of an email.

Method 2. Use Windows key + PrtSc key to take a fullscreen screenshot and save it to your computer

  1. Similar to the PrtSc key windows key, hitting the Windows key + Print Scren keys will grab a screenshot of your entire desktop but only on an active window.
  2. But it'll also save the screenshot to a folder on your computer.
  3. If you hit the keys correctly, your whole screen will flash, indicating the screenshot has been taken and automatically saved.
  4. You can find all of your full-screen screenshots in Pictures -> Screenshots.

Method 3. Use the Snip & Sketch Tool to take a screenshot of only part of the screen

Perhaps you want to take only a section or an active window of the PC's screenshot. In this case, Windows 11 gives you the option to take only a partial screenshot using the snip and sketch tool:

  1. Hit windows keys Win + Shift + S, your screen will flash and a small Snipping Tool menu will appear at the top of the screen.
  2. This screen will allow you to do the following (from left to right):
    1. Rectangular screen Snip: Draw a box around what you want to capture
    2. Freeform Snip: Draw any shape around what you want to capture.
    3. Window Snip: Choose a window to capture.
    4. Full-screen Snip: Capture your entire screen (same thing as PrtScr).
  3. Once the screenshot's taken, it'll be saved to your clipboard, as with the Prt Scr key option.
  4. You can then paste it elsewhere to look at it.
  5. However, if you click the Snipping Tool preview that appears at the bottom of the screen, you'll find options to edit the screenshot (crop, rotate, and more) and save it to your desktop.

Method 4. Use the Snipping Tool to take delayed screenshots

The Snipping Tool comes built into Windows 11 just like it was IN Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. It is the same tool used in the Snip and Sketch tool, except with a few tiny additions. To use it,

  1. Type in Snipping Tool in the Search feature and open the application to take a computer screenshot.
  2. If you click on New you'll open the mini Snipping Tool menu where you can then choose between several different snips.
  3. However, with this full-version of the Snipping Tool, you can choose any of the four snipping options (rectangular, freeform, window, and fullscreen) and then choose a delay option.
  4. You can choose between a 3-, 5- and 10-second delay in the sketch window.
  5. This will give you a bit of time to set up whatever it is you're attempting to screenshot and might make it easier than taking the shot manually.
  6. To take the delayed screenshot, simply hit Win-Shift-S, which will then be copied to your clipboard. You can also click on the screenshot preview that appears to make any edits or save it to your computer as a JPEG, PNG, or other.

Final Word

And that does it! You now have 5 methods at your disposal showing youhow toscreenshot on Windows 10. Do you have a Mac and want to take a mac screenshot? Check out our article on how to take screenshot on Mac.

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FAQs

How do you take screenshots on Windows 11? ›

Use the Windows Key–PrtSc Keyboard Shortcut

If you want to take screenshots and automatically save them somewhere other than OneDrive, you can hit the Windows Key together with the PrtSc key. This method causes the screen to dim briefly and places a PNG file in the Pictures > Screenshots folder by default.

What are the 3 ways to take a screenshot? ›

Tech Tip Tuesday – 3 Ways To Take A Screenshot In Windows 10
  1. Take a Screenshot of the entire screen: Press the Print Screen button on your keyboard. ...
  2. Take a screenshot without additional applications: Press the Print Screen key + Windows key. ...
  3. Take a Screenshot of a specific part of the screen:
4 Feb 2020

How do I take a screenshot without the print screen button Windows 11? ›

By holding down the windows key and the shift. Key. And then press s from this point you notice that

Does Windows 11 have a Snipping Tool? ›

The Snipping Tool is a straightforward app. You can take screenshots on Windows 11 through the app or shortcut. In addition, the app includes settings you can configure, including the ability to use the Print screen button instead of the Windows key + Shift + S shortcut.

Why can't I take a screenshot on Windows 11? ›

Use Windows key + PrtScn to take a shot and save it to a file. Try Alt + PrtScn to take a shot of an active window. Or try Windows key + Shift + S to launch the Snipping Tool for screenshots. If the print screen key isn't working, another workaround to use is the Xbox Game Bar.

Where do Windows 11 screenshots go? ›

You can find all of your full-screen screenshots in Pictures > Screenshots. You can take four types of screenshots: rectangular, freeform, window and full-screen.

How do I take a screenshot without the power button? ›

Begin by heading over to the screen or app on your Android that you want to take a screen of. To trigger the Now on Tap screen ( a feature that allows button-less screenshot) press and hold the home button. Once you see the Now on Tap screen slide up from the bottom, let go of the home button on your Android device.

What is the shortcut for screenshot? ›

On your desktop or laptop, press the Print Screen button on your keyboard to take a screenshot. You may also take a screenshot using the CTRL + Print Screen shortcut. Windows takes a full-screen screenshot and saves it to the clipboard. Next, paste the image from the clipboard into an image editing tool like Paint.

How do I quickly take a screenshot on a PC? ›

Press Ctrl + PrtScn keys. The entire screen changes to gray including the open menu. Select Mode, or in earlier versions of Windows, select the arrow next to the New button. Select the kind of snip you want, and then select the area of the screen capture that you want to capture.

What has replaced Snipping Tool? ›

Microsoft's Snipping Tool replacement gets new name, capture...
  • Window Controls Overlay feature can now make web apps look and feel more like native desktop apps.
  • Intel Unison can deliver seamless connectivity between your PCs and iOS devices.
  • Netflix building its own internal games studio.

How do I enable Snipping Tool in Windows 11? ›

In order to open the Snipping Tool, press the Windows logo key + Shift + S keyboard shortcut on your keyboard. Once you perform the keyboard shortcut, your desktop screen will darken, which indicates the Snipping Tool is open and active.

What is the shortcut key for Snipping Tool in Windows 11? ›

To use the Snipping Tool when you have a mouse and a keyboard: Press Windows logo key + Shift + S. The desktop will darken while you select an area for your screenshot. Rectangular mode is selected by default.

Why does my PrtScn button not work? ›

If there is an F Mode key or F Lock key on your keyboard, the Print Screen not working Windows 10/11 may be caused by them, because such keys can disable the PrintScreen key. If so, you should enable the Print Screen key by pressing F Mode key or F Lock key again.

Why is Snipping Tool not working? ›

Problems with Windows system files could cause the Windows Snipping Tool not working issue. You can run a System File Checker (SFC) scan and Deployment Image Servicing Management (DISM) scan to fix the problem. Each scan will find and replace missing or corrupt system files.

How do you take a screenshot on Windows 10 without Print Screen button? ›

If your device does not have the PrtScn button, you may use Fn + Windows logo key + Space Bar to take a screenshot, which can then be printed.

How do I capture a screenshot in Windows 10? ›

The Windows key + Print Screen

To take a screenshot on Windows 10 and automatically save the file, press the Windows key + PrtScn. Your screen will go dim and a screenshot of your entire screen will save to the Screenshots folder.

How do I use clipboard in Windows 11? ›

Share your clipboard items to another Windows 11 device
  1. Select Start > Settings > System > Clipboard.
  2. Select Sync across devices and toggle it on.
  3. Select Automatically sync text that I copy.

How do I take a screenshot? ›

Take a screenshot
  1. Press the Power and Volume down buttons at the same time.
  2. If that doesn't work, press and hold the Power button for a few seconds. Then tap Screenshot.
  3. If neither of these work, go to your phone manufacturer's support site for help.

How do you take a screenshot by swiping? ›

Go into Motions & gestures. Scroll down to see a Palm Swipe To Capture option and toggle it on. To take a screenshot, simply place your hand vertically on either the right or left edge of the smartphone screen, and then swipe on the display.

How do you turn on swipe screenshot? ›

Take a screenshot
  1. Simply open Settings. Tap Advanced features. Head to Motions and gestures option. Hit the Palm swipe to capture.
  2. Tap the toggle to enable this feature.
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How do you do a screenshot on this device? ›

To capture a screenshot on an Android phone or tablet, press the Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously.

How do I take a screenshot in Windows without the taskbar? ›

Method 1: Use PrtScn

Click Windows key + PrtScn on the keyboard to take a screenshot of the entire screen. This will create a screenshot or a capture that is saved as an image in the library- Pictures. Press Windows + E keys on the keyboard to open Explorer and Pictures are on the left of the pane.

Where do screenshots go on PC? ›

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

Where is Print Screen button? ›

Locate the Print Screen key on your keyboard. It's usually in the upper-right-hand corner, above the “SysReq” button and often abbreviated to “PrtSc.” Press the main Win key and PrtSc at the same time. This will take a screenshot of the entire current screen.

How do you take screenshots on Google Chrome? ›

To take a screenshot on an Android device:
  1. Open the site that you want to capture.
  2. Press the Power button for a few seconds. Then tap Screenshot. ...
  3. Your device will take a picture of the screen and save it.
  4. At the top of the screen, you'll see Screenshot capture .

Where can I find Snipping Tool Pictures? ›

2) From the Windows Start Menu, select the Snipping Tool which can be found under the following path: All Programs> Accessories> Snipping Tool.

How do you screenshot on a laptop HP? ›

How to take a screenshot on your HP laptop
  1. Press the Windows and Print Screen keys at the same time.
  2. This will capture the full screen.
  3. Open Paint or any other image editing programme.
  4. Press CTRL + V to paste the screenshot.
  5. Save the file as a JPG or PNG.
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Is there a better tool than Snipping Tool? ›

The best part about Snagit is that it allows you to create both images and videos, while the Snipping Tool only allows for images. You can grab pretty much any type of screenshot with Snagit – you can grab a region, window, and full-screen on Windows and Mac.

Is there something better than Snipping Tool? ›

Greenshot (2.8MB) is much simpler than ShareX and much more powerful than Snipping Tool, which makes it a good compromise. Having captured part of the screen you can save it or send it to various places: the menu options include the clipboard, a printer, an image editor, a Microsoft Office program, and so on.

How does Snip and Sketch work in Windows 11? ›

Open the window you want to screenshot. Press Shift + Win + S. You'll know the Snip and Sketch tool has activated because the screen will darken. In the menu that appears on the top of the screen, select the snip shape (usually you want to go with Rectangular Snip) and select the area that you want to capture.

Does Chrome have a Snipping Tool? ›

To bring up the snipping tool in Chrome OS, press Shift + Ctrl + Show Windows. The Show Windows key is the one with a stack of rectangles on it, representing a bunch of windows (highlighted in the image below). It is usually the 5th or 6th key in the top row, positioned between the Full Screen and Brightness Down keys.

How do you add a Print screen button to Snipping Tool? ›

How to Enable Print Key to Take Screenshot with Snipping Tool on ...

Why is Windows shift s not working Windows 11? ›

But, what if the Windows+Shift+S key stops working? It is caused by the conflict of the shortcut keys of Snipping Tool and OneNote keyboard shortcuts.

How do you capture a screenshot on a PC? ›

Android devices are not as uniform, so screenshot commands may be different depending on the phone's manufacturer. Most Android devices should be able to take screen grabs by holding down the power and volume down buttons, though holding the power and home buttons (if your device has a physical button) may also work.

How do I take a screenshot on my Windows computer? ›

Press Ctrl + PrtScn keys. The entire screen changes to gray including the open menu. Select Mode, or in earlier versions of Windows, select the arrow next to the New button. Select the kind of snip you want, and then select the area of the screen capture that you want to capture.

How do I take screenshots? ›

Take a screenshot
  1. Press the Power and Volume down buttons at the same time.
  2. If that doesn't work, press and hold the Power button for a few seconds. Then tap Screenshot.
  3. If neither of these work, go to your phone manufacturer's support site for help.

Where do screenshots go on PC? ›

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

What is the shortcut for screenshot? ›

On your desktop or laptop, press the Print Screen button on your keyboard to take a screenshot. You may also take a screenshot using the CTRL + Print Screen shortcut. Windows takes a full-screen screenshot and saves it to the clipboard. Next, paste the image from the clipboard into an image editing tool like Paint.

How do I take a screenshot in Windows without the taskbar? ›

Method 1: Use PrtScn

Click Windows key + PrtScn on the keyboard to take a screenshot of the entire screen. This will create a screenshot or a capture that is saved as an image in the library- Pictures. Press Windows + E keys on the keyboard to open Explorer and Pictures are on the left of the pane.

What is the shortcut key to take a screenshot in Windows? ›

Depending on your hardware, you may use the Windows Logo Key + PrtScn button as a shortcut for print screen. If your device does not have the PrtScn button, you may use Fn + Windows logo key + Space Bar to take a screenshot, which can then be printed.

Where can I download Snipping Tool for Windows 10? ›

Open the Microsoft Store app or go to the Microsoft Store website. Click the Search icon at the top-right corner and type snip & sketch to search for the app. Choose Snip & Sketch App to open its download page. Click the Get button to directly download Snip & Sketch on your Windows 10/1 PC.

How do you take a screenshot on Chrome? ›

Take a screenshot
  1. Press Shift + Ctrl + Show windows . Or, if your Chromebook has it, press the Screenshot key .
  2. In the menu at the bottom, select Screenshot .
  3. Select an option: Take a full screen screenshot . Take a partial screenshot . Take a window screenshot .

Where can I find Snipping Tool pictures? ›

2) From the Windows Start Menu, select the Snipping Tool which can be found under the following path: All Programs> Accessories> Snipping Tool.

Can screenshots be traced? ›

Can Someone Tell If You Screenshot Their Website? A website can know if you take a screenshot of it. Because any website can track the keys you press using code. So they can trigger an event that records when somebody presses the print screen button on a page of their website.

How do I get the Snipping Tool on my keyboard? ›

Press Windows logo key + Shift + S. The desktop will darken while you select an area for your screenshot. 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.

Why can't I find my screenshots on Windows? ›

Press Win + I to open the Settings app. Then go to System > Storage. On the right side, under More storage settings section, look for Change where new content is saved and click it. Under New photos and videos will save to, you can view the save location for your screenshots.

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