If you ever feel confused about how to take a screenshot on your Windows OS based computer. Then either bookmark this page or take a screenshot of the method. In this article, I will tell you how to take a screenshot on windows 10.
It can happen with everyone; in fact, it sometimes happens to me. Whenever we found anything essential while using the computer, we instantly save or take a screenshot of that page.
But before we get into the methods, I want to tell you that. You can take a screenshot in windows 10 by the shortcut keys or by the snipping tool. These shortcut keys are so simple, but if you can’t remember these shortcut keys. Then I suggest you use windows in-built software in your PC named snipping tool.
So let’s get into the article.
Take a screenshot in Windows 10 with shortcut keys
There are multiple shortcut keys available in windows, which you can use to take screenshot in windows 10 instantly. And I try to mention all of them in this article. The working of these keys differs from others.
Press the prt scn key, which is on the top right of the keyboard. The open page in your system will get copied to the clipboard. And for saving it in your system, paste it in paint or word to save it.
Windows + Prt scn
When you click these two keys, windows + prt scn simultaneously, your system’s opened window will save in the screenshot folder in pictures.
Windows + shift + S
After clicking these three keys simultaneously, a window’s in-built software will get opened (snip & sketch). In it, you can take a screenshot of the page in several types, like a rectangular clip, free-form clip, and full form clip. And the clipped section will get saved to your clipboard, and you can edit and save it through snip & sketch software.
Windows + G
By pressing these two-buttons, the Xbox game bar opens. In the Xbox game bar, you can perform multiple tasks, including taking a screenshot. After opening it, you will see the capture section in it, and there a camera icon. By clicking that icon, the screenshot will get saved in the captures sub-folder of the video folder on your PC. Either you can follow this method, or you can press the below shortcut keys to do it.
Windows + alt + prt scn
So this is the shortcut keys that are used to capture the screenshot in windows 10. I have mentioned above the same method to do it, but you can do it by pressing these combinations of keys. The captured screenshot will get saved in the capture sub-folder in the video folder on the PC.
Take a screenshot in Windows 10 with snipping tool
If you face problems in remembering these shortcut keys, then there is an inbuilt application snipping tool in windows you can use to take a screenshot in your windows system. There are four modes available to capture a screenshot, free-form snip, rectangular snip, window snip, and full-screen snip.
- Open snipping tool (type snipping tool in the search box in the taskbar).
- Select the mode as per your need, which I have mentioned above.
- After selecting the mode, the mouse pointer will change into the plus sign.
- Select the part of the screen of which you want to take a screenshot.