How to take a screenshot on pc

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How to take a screenshot on pc

How to take a screenshot?

You all know that you can take pictures on your phone. These can be taken on your computer as well.

You might want to save your online receipt or keep another copy of sports or concert tickets in case you need them. So the question is how to take a screenshot?

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It is easy to take a screenshot of important documents. There are several easy ways to capture screenshots of any part of your screen, regardless of whether you have windows 10 or 11.

This article will show you how to use the built-in Windows screenshot tool and other shortcuts to take screenshots in Windows 10 or 11. You can then decide which one you prefer.

Snip & Sketch

Snip & Sketch is now easier to share, share, and annotate screenshots than the older Snipping Tool. The app can capture a screenshot from a window on your desktop. This was a remarkable feature that we missed when it first came out. With this feature, you can take a screenshot

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Snip & Sketch can be called up using the keyboard shortcut Windows + Shift + S. The Snip & Sketch app can be found in the alphabetical list accessible from the Start button, as well as in your notification panel. It’s listed under Screen snip.

If you don’t want to save the keyboard shortcut, you can search for it. If you are a regular screenshot taker, we recommend that you pin the app to your taskbar.

You can dim your screen by pressing the notification button or using the keyboard shortcut. This will open a small menu at the top of the screen where you can choose the type of screenshot you want: rectangle, free-form or window. After you have taken your screenshot, it will be saved in your clipboard.

A notification will appear in the lower-right corner. To view the screenshot in Snip & Sketch, click the notification. You can annotate it, save it or share it. If you don’t see the notification, you can open the notification panel to view it.

Snip & Sketch will now open from the Start menu or by searching for it. To initiate a screen grab and open the panel, click the New link in the upper-left. This is an additional step, but you can delay a screenshot. To delay a snipe for three or ten seconds, click the down-arrow icon next to the New button.

Snipping Tool

Since Windows Vista, the Snipping Tool is available. Windows has been warning for some time that the Snipping Tool would be gone, but it is still available in Windows 11.

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Although the Snipping Tool was removed from the Start menu’s list of apps, it can still be found via the search bar.

To begin taking screenshots, click the New link. You can take a standard rectangular snip, or you can make free-form full-screen and window snips.

The snipping tool does not automatically save screenshots. You will need to save them manually in the tool before exiting. However, it copies your captured images to the clipboard.

Print Screen

Tap the Print Screen key (sometimes called PrtScn). The screenshot will not be saved to a file but will be copied to your clipboard. Open an image editor (such as Microsoft Paint), copy the screenshot to the editor, and then save the file.

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You can also set the PrtScn option to open the Snip & Sketch Tool by going to Setting > Ease Of Access > Keyboard and then toggling on. The PrtScn buttons will open screen snipping. With this feature, you can also take a screenshot.

Windows key + Print Screen

To capture the entire screen and automatically save it, tap the Windows Key + Print Screen key. The screen will temporarily dim to show that you have just taken a screenshot. The screenshot will then be saved to the Screenshots folder.

Alt + Print Screen

You can quickly take a screenshot of the active window by using the keyboard shortcut alt + PrtScn. You can snap the currently active window and then copy the screenshot to your clipboard. To save the image, you will need to open it in an image editor.

No Print Screen key?

Microsoft is another keyboard shortcut that you can use if your computer does not have the PrtScn keys. You can press Fn + Windows Logo keySpace to take a screenshot. The Pictures > Screenshots folder will save it.

Game bar

The Game bar can take screenshots, regardless of whether you are playing a game. Go to the settings page to enable the Game bar and toggle Record screenshots, clips, and broadcasts using Gamebar. To call up the Gamebar, press the Windows keyboard key + G key. To take a full-screen screenshot, click on the screenshot button located in the Game bar. Or you can use the default keyboard shortcut Windows keys + Alt + PrtScn. To create your own Gamebar screenshot keyboard shortcut, go to Settings > Gamming > Game bar.

Windows Logo + volume down

You can take a screenshot of the entire screen of a Microsoft Surface tablet by using the physical buttons. This is similar to what you do on any other smartphone or tablet. Hold down the Windows Logo touch button on your Surface screen, and then hit the physical volume-down key on the tablet’s side. The screen will dim briefly, and the screenshot will automatically be saved to the Screenshots folder.

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