How to Take a Screen Shot With Windows 10 and Windows 11

Sometimes doing very easy tasks become very difficult because you do not have the appropriate knowledge. This write-up will teach you How to Take a Screen Shot With Windows 10 and Windows 11. Keep reading to get the full information.

How to Take a Screen Shot With Windows 10 and Windows 11


How to Take a Screen Shot With Windows 10 and Windows 11

Taking screenshots with your windows computer is very easy, follow our steps below to do it easily.

Whether you’re downloading Windows 11 or you are still using Windows 10 for a while longer, it’s easy to take a screenshot to capture part of or the entirety of your screen’s display. It may be that you want to save an online receipt, or you want to capture a particularly noteworthy gaming feat to show off to your friends. Windows 10 and 11 offer the same types of inbuilt tools. Also, there are several keyboard shortcuts that will let you take a screenshot instantly.

Below are the different methods, read through them and choose the one you like most.

Snip & Sketch

The Snip & Sketch tool is considered much easier to access, share and annotate screenshots than the old Snipping Tool. It can now capture a screenshot of a window right on your desktop, this was a surprising omission when the app was first introduced that kept us on Team Snipping Tool until just recently.

The easiest way to use this method is with the keyboard shortcut Windows key + Shift + S. Also, you can find the Snip & Sketch tool listed in the alphabetical list of apps accessed from the Start menu, as well as in the notification panel where it is listed as Screen snip. Or you can just search for it if you do not have the keyboard shortcut in your memory.

Using the keyboard shortcut or the notification button will dim your screen and open a tiny menu at the top of your screen, this menu lets you choose which type of screenshot you want to take, rectangular, free-form, window or even full-screen.

Once you have taken your screenshot, it will be saved to your clipboard and it will show up momentarily as a notification in the lower-right corner of your screen. After that, you can click the notification to open the screenshot in the Snip & Sketch app to annotate, save or even share it. If you miss this notification, you can open the notification panel and you’ll see it sitting right there.

Once you have opened the Snip & Sketch from the Start menu or by searching for it, it will open the Snip & Sketch window instead of the small panel at the top of the screen. Right there, you need to click the New button in the upper-left to initiate a screen capture and open the small panel. Proceeding this way is an extra step, but it also lets you delay a screenshot. Click the down-arrow button next to the New button to delay a snip for about 3 or 10 seconds.

Snipping tool

Another method is to go through the snipping tool. The Snipping Tool has been made available since Windows Vista. Windows has warned for a couple of years that the Snipping Tool is facing out, but it’s still kicking around, including in Windows 11. To even conclude things, The Snipping Tool has been delisted from the list of apps egen from the Start menu, but it’s easily accessible via the search bar.

To begin the screenshot process, click the New button. The default snip type is a rectangular type of snip, but you can also take free-form, full-screen, and window snips.

The Snipping Tool does not save your screenshot automatically. You will need to manually save the screenshots in the tool before you exit. it does automatically copy your captures to the clipboard.

Print Screen

To capture your entire with this method, tap the Print Screen button which is sometimes labeled PrtScn. Your screenshot will not be saved as a normal file, it will be copied to the clipboard. All you need to do is to open an image editing tool (such as Microsoft Paint), paste the screenshot in the editor, and save the file from there. The process is very simple.

Windows key + Print Screen

This is also very simple. To capture your entire screen and automatically save the with this, tap the Windows key + Print Screen key. The immediate effect will be that your screen will briefly go dim to indicate that you’ve just taken a screenshot, which will be saved to the Pictures > Screenshots folder.

Alt + Print Screen

To take a quick screenshot of the active window using the method named above, use the keyboard shortcut Alt + PrtScn. This action will snap your currently active window and then copy the screenshot to the clipboard. You’ll need to open the screenshot in an image editor to save it.

Game bar

You can also use the Game bar to snap a screenshot, whether you’re in the middle of playing a game or not. Isn’t that interesting? All you have to do is hit the Windows key + G key to call up the Game bar.

After that, you can click the screenshot button in the Game bar or use the keyboard shortcut Windows key + Alt + PrtScn to snap a full-screen screenshot. To set up your own Game bar screenshot keyboard shortcut, go to Settings from your menu, after that, locate Gaming, and then the Game bar. One thing to note is that you’ll also need to enable the Game bar from this settings page by making sure you’ve toggled on Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcasts using Game bar.

Windows Logo + Volume Down

Another proof that there are diverse ways to take screenshots. If you’re using a Microsoft Surface device, you can use the physical keys to take a screenshot of your entire screen, similar to how you would take a screenshot on any other device like phones or tablets.

To do this, all you have to do is hold down the Windows Logo touch button at the bottom of your Surface screen and then hit the physical volume-down button on the side of the tablet. The screen will dim briefly and the screenshot will be automatically saved to the screenshot portion of the picture folder.

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