How to Screenshot

How to take a screenshot on Windows

Windows 10/11 Snip & Sketch

Windows 10 introduced an update to the Windows 7 "Snipping Tool", bringing a more streamlined experience and a new keyboard shortcut.

With this method, you do not need to paste the image data into a program like Microsoft Paint, as it creates a file directly on your computer.

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Press the Windows, Shift and S keys on your keyboard.

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Your screenshot is now in your clipboard.

Many apps and websites allow you to paste images directly from the clipboard.

Extra: Save as a file

Once you have taken the screenshot, a notification will appear with your image.

Click on the image to open the Snip & Sketch app, and click the save button.

Note: While in the Snip & Sketch app, you can also draw on the image using the pen and highlighter tools.

Full Screen

This is the most commonly known method of taking a screenshot. The Print Screen key can be combined with other keys to change its behaviour.

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Press the Windows and Print Screen keys on your keyboard.

Note: Some laptops need the fn key held in order to use the Print Screen key.

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Your screenshot is now in your clipboard.

Many apps and websites allow you to paste images directly from the clipboard.

Game Bar

Added in Windows 10, the Game Bar allows for easy recording and screenshotting of games.

The Game Bar must be enabled in the Windows Settings app, and may not work for all games.

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Press the Windows and G keys to open the Game Bar.

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Select the Screenshot button.

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Your screenshot is now in your clipboard.

Many apps and websites allow you to paste images directly from the clipboard.