How To Take a Screenshot on Windows


How do I take a screenshot on windows & laptop?

  1. Press PrtScn = Windows captures the entire screen and copies it to the (invisible) clipboard.
  2. Note: On some notebooks you have to hold Fn and then press PrtScn instead.

Where can I find that key?

  1. PrtScn ScrLk Pause Look for this group of keys at the upper right of your keyboard.
  2. Note: Print Screen (PrtScn) might have been abbreviated differently on your keyboard.

How do I take a screenshot of a single window?

  1. Hold down Alt and press PrtScn. Windows captures only the currently active window and copies it to the clipboard.

How do I take a screenshot of a specific area?

  1. Hold down and Shift and press S.
  2. Use your mouse to draw a rectangle in order to specify what to capture. Windows then copies it to the clipboard. Since: Windows 10 Creators Update.

How can I paste it into a document or something like Microsoft Paint, Photoshop?

  1. Hold down Ctrl and press V.
  2. Windows pastes the screenshot (that is in the clipboard) into a document or image you are currently editing.

Where should I paste it? I just need a (graphics) file.

  1. Start "Paint"
  2. Paste
  3. Save
Responsive image

How do I take a screenshot and have it directly as a file?

  1. Hold down and press PrtScn.
  2. Windows (8 or 10) captures the entire screen and saves it as a file to your Pictures > Screenshots folder.

Is there a dedicated program for taking screenshots? How can I find it?

  1. In Windows 7, 8 & 10 Microsoft Windows Added a built-in program called Snipping Tool to take screenshot and edit them live
  2. To Start Snipping Tool Goto Search and type snip and run the program
    How to find snipping tool on windows
  3. After Opening Snipping Tool click on New To Take Screenshot. you can change screenshot mode by clicking on Mode button
    How to take screenshot using Snipping Tool

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