Windows 10 Microsoft’s latest operating system is largely for desktops and laptops. Taking screenshots is one of the most essential features on any platform and Windows is no different. You can easily take screenshots on Windows 10 through some simple shortcuts. These allow you to take screenshots and save in folders. You can take a full-screen screenshot or just one window on the screen. You can also save the screenshot to the clipboard and paste it into any app like Microsoft Paint. Once you follow this guide, you will learn some new key combinations to take screenshots in Windows 10.
Taking screenshots is practically quite simple on every platform. On MacOS, for example, you can press cmd + shift + 3 to take a full-screen screenshot and cmd + shift + 4 lets you choose a part of the screen for the screenshot. This guide will help you complete it on Windows.
How to take a full-screen screenshot in Windows 10
Here are two ways to take a full-screen screenshot in Windows 10:
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1.Press the Windows key + print screen.
2.Now by launching the explorer, go to the Picture Library on your computer (Windows key + E) and click the picture in the left pane.
3.To save your screenshot here with the name of the screenshot (NUMBER) here, open the screenshot folder.
You can also press the print screen and open MS Paint. Now press Ctrl + v to paste the screenshot into the paint. Now you can save it anywhere.
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How to take a screenshot of the current window only
If you just want to take a screenshot to open an app or a window, then follow these steps:
1.Click on the app you want to take a screenshot. Make sure it is in the foreground and not behind other open apps.
2.Press + Print screen.
3.Open MS Paint.
4.Press Ctrl + V.
5.It will paste open window screenshots in the paint. You can save screenshots anywhere.
How to take a screenshot of a part of the screen in Windows 10
This is where you use the Windows snipping tool. To take a screenshot of the screen part in Windows 10, follow these steps:
- Open Snipping Tool It is under the Start Menu> All Programs> Accessories. You can also open the Start menu and use the search box to find it.
- Now click the down arrow next to the new one.
- Select a rectangular snip or free-form snip. The former lets you capture a rectangular screenshot, and the latter lets you draw any shape on the screen and takes a screenshot of that part.
- Once done, if necessary, you can use snipping tools to annotate screenshots and save it on your PC.
How to take a screenshot through the game bar in Windows 10
If you want another way to take a screenshot, then follow these steps.
1.On your Windows 10 PC, press the Windows key + G.
2.Click on the camera button to take a screenshot. Once you open the game bar, you can do it even though the Windows + Alt + Print screen. You will see a notification that tells where the screenshot has been saved from.
There is a way to take screenshots on windows. These are simple ways but we were surprised to know that many gadgets 360 employees were not aware of all of them, so hopefully this will help you too. For more tutorials, you can go to our section.