How To Screenshot On Windows

How To Screenshot On Windows

There are two main ways to take a screenshot on Windows: using keyboard shortcuts or using the Snipping Tool.

Keyboard shortcuts

  • Print Screen (PrtScn): Take a screenshot of the entire screen.
  • Alt + Print Screen (PrtScn): Take a screenshot of the active window.
  • Windows key + Print Screen (PrtScn): Take a screenshot of the entire screen and save it to the Screenshots folder.

Snipping Tool

To open the Snipping Tool, press Windows key + Shift + S. This will open a window with a toolbar of different screenshot and screen recording options.

To take a screenshot, click on one of the following buttons:

  • Rectangular Snip: Take a screenshot of a rectangular area of the screen.
  • Freeform Snip: Take a screenshot of a freeform area of the screen.
  • Window Snip: Take a screenshot of the active window.
  • Full-screen Snip: Take a screenshot of the entire screen.

Once you have taken a screenshot, you can edit it in the Snipping Tool or save it to your desktop.

Additional tips

  • You can also use the Snipping Tool to record your screen. To do this, click on the Record Screen button.
  • To change the location where screenshots are saved, open the Snipping Tool and click on the Options button. Then, select the desired location from the Save to drop-down menu.
  • To change the keyboard shortcuts for taking screenshots, go to Settings > Time & Language > Language > Advanced keyboard settings > Keyboard shortcuts > Snipping Tool.

I hope this helps!

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How to screenshot on Windows FAQ

Q: How do I take a screenshot of the entire screen on Windows?

A: To take a screenshot of the entire screen on Windows, press the Print Screen (PrtScn) key. This will copy a screenshot of the entire screen to the clipboard. You can then paste the screenshot into an image editing program, such as Microsoft Paint, to save it as a file.

Q: How do I take a screenshot of a selected area of the screen on Windows?

A: To take a screenshot of a selected area of the screen on Windows, press Alt + Print Screen. This will copy a screenshot of the selected area to the clipboard. You can then paste the screenshot into an image editing program to save it as a file.

Q: How do I take a screenshot of a window on Windows?

A: To take a screenshot of a window on Windows, press Alt + Print Screen and then click on the window you want to capture. This will copy a screenshot of the window to the clipboard. You can then paste the screenshot into an image editing program to save it as a file.

Q: How do I save a screenshot to a file on Windows?

A: To save a screenshot to a file on Windows, open the screenshot in an image editing program, such as Microsoft Paint. Then, click on the File menu and select Save As. Choose a location and filename for the screenshot and click Save.

Q: How do I change the keyboard shortcuts for taking screenshots on Windows?

A: To change the keyboard shortcuts for taking screenshots on Windows, go to Settings > Time & Language > Language > Advanced keyboard settings > Change keyboard shortcuts. Then, click on the Print Screen shortcut and type in the new shortcut you want to use. Click Save.

Q: What is the Snipping Tool?

A: The Snipping Tool is a built-in app on Windows that allows you to take screenshots of specific areas of the screen. To open the Snipping Tool, press Windows key + Shift + S.

Q: How do I take a screenshot with the Snipping Tool?

A: To take a screenshot with the Snipping Tool, click on one of the following buttons:

  • Freeform Snip: Take a screenshot of a freeform area of the screen.
  • Rectangular Snip: Take a screenshot of a rectangular area of the screen.
  • Window Snip: Take a screenshot of a window.
  • Full-screen Snip: Take a screenshot of the entire screen.

Once you have selected the type of screenshot you want to take, click and drag the mouse over the area of the screen you want to capture. Then, release the mouse button. The screenshot will be copied to the clipboard and you can paste it into an image editing program to save it as a file.

Q: How do I edit a screenshot with the Snipping Tool?

A: To edit a screenshot with the Snipping Tool, click on the Edit button in the toolbar. You can use the editing tools to crop, rotate, annotate, and perform other actions on the screenshot.

I hope this FAQ helps you to learn more about how to screenshot on Windows.