How to Take Screenshots in Windows 10

how to take screenshots in windows 10

The Screenshot is a picture whatever’s your window has. This article is about how to take screenshots in Windows 10.

Taking Screenshots on any platform is no different. Mobile devices, tablets, and others have an inbuilt screenshot system. And also, windows have a built-in screenshot system. But windows and the other platforms can use third-party software for taking screenshots. So today, I will be able to show the way to take screenshots in Windows 10.

Method 1 –  Screenshots with the PRINTSCREEN (Prt Sc) button.

With pressing print screen button on your keyboard you’ll take screenshots as a file otherwise you can take it to the clipboard. Many keyboards print screen button labeled as “Prt Sc”, “Print Screen”, “PrntSrc” or “PrtScn”. Commonly you’ll find the print screen button between f12 and Scroll Lock. On some laptops, if you would like to require screenshots, you want to press the Fn (function) key and print screen button. When you taking screenshots nothing happens on your screen. When you taking screenshots nothing happens on your screen. But don’t worry. The screenshot will be saved in the clipboard.With pressing print screen button on your keyboard, you’ll take screenshots as a file; otherwise, you can take it to the clipboard. Many keyboards print screen button labeled as “Prt Sc,” “Print Screen,” “PrntSrc,” or “PrtScn.” Commonly you’ll find the print screen button between f12 and Scroll Lock. On some laptops, if you would like to require screenshots, you want to press the Fn (function) key and print screen button. When you are taking screenshots, nothing happens on your screen. But don’t worry. The Screenshot will be saved in the clipboard.

Save your Screenshot as a file

In windows, press the “Windows button + Print Screen.” In some computers, it doesn’t work. So you can try with these commands. “Windows button + ctrl +Prt Sc” or “Windows button + Fn +Prt Sc.” If you are using a tablet computer, you can try pressing the “windows logo +volume down button,” or you can use third-party software.

When you take a screenshot as a file, your monitor will dim for a moment. Your images will save in pictures/Screenshot folder.

screenshot location

Take screenshots without saving

In windows, you can also take screenshots without saving. Here you can choose your favorite editor and go to edit>paste. Then you can edit your Screenshot. In these images, dimensions are the same as the dimensions of your window. To take screenshots without saving, press “Prt Sc.”

Take screenshots  of the only active window

If you want to take a screenshot of only your active window, you can do it. Press “Alt + Prt Sc” or press “Alt + Fn + Prt Sc.” After pressing these buttons go to your editor and paste it. If you have any questions about your “Prt Sc” buttons, please check your computer manual.

To Take a Screenshot of Part of Your Screen

Want to take a screenshot of a piece of window. But don’t know how to take it. Press “windows button + shift +s”. When you press these keys, your screen will appear grayed out. Then drag and select your wanted area. Your Screenshot will be saved in the clipboard. Then go to your favorite editor and paste it and save it.

Method 2 – Take screenshots with sniping tool

In windows 10, you have provided an inbuilt screenshot system. This method is the oldest screenshot system. It comes from windows vista, and unfortunately, windows didn’t provide any update for this tool. You can open this software by searching for “Snipping Tool” or click the bottom right corner of your screen(Windows 10 only). Then select “Screen snip.”

how to take screenshots snip tool

After opening by searching the snipping tool, You have some options to take a screenshot. They are,

  • Free-form Snip
  • Rectangular Snip
  • Window Snip
  • Full-screen Snip
how to take screenshots

And also, this tool has an error. It can’t capture popup windows. So you have to use the print screen button again.

But in windows 10, you have an option to capture popup windows and tooltips. So you can do it like this. Firstly open the Snipping tool and click delay. Then select how much time do you want to wait until you set up your window. Then choose your mode (Free-form, rectangular, window, Fullscreen) and set up your window within 1 -5 seconds.

Method 3 –Game bar in Windows 10

Windows 10 ships with capabilities to capture and record your screen. It comes with the Xbox app. Here you can take screenshots and record your screen. The Xbox game has many features. But here we want only taking screenshots. First of all, to active Xbox game bar press “windows button +G.” Then the screen will pop up a window like this.

After that, select the red box area. Then a window will popup like this. Again click on the red box area.

how to take screenshots

By clicking it, your Screenshot is ready. The game bar generates screenshots in PNG format. You can see your in-game screenshot bar> show all captures area.

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