How to Screenshot

Windows 10 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 can be found in the C:\Users\<yourname>\Pictures\Screenshots folder.

Note: You can copy/paste %USERPROFILE%\Pictures\Screenshots into the Explorer location bar to go straight to this folder.

Screenshot.png %USERPROFILE%\Pictures\Screenshots

Extra: Draw on Your Screenshot

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

Click on the image to open the Snip & Sketch app to draw on your screenshot.

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.

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 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 can be found in the C:\Users\<yourname>\Pictures\Screenshots folder.

Note: You can copy/paste %USERPROFILE%\Pictures\Screenshots into the Explorer location bar to go straight to this folder.

Screenshot.png %USERPROFILE%\Pictures\Screenshots

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 can be found in the C:\Users\<yourname>\Videos\Captures folder.

Note: You can copy/paste %USERPROFILE%\Videos\Captures into the Explorer location bar to go straight to this folder.

Screenshot.png %USERPROFILE%\Videos\Captures