Computer Tip of the Day: How to Take a Screenshot On Windows 10

Taking a screenshot is a great way to show people what’s on your computer screen, whether you need technical help with an issue, want to show a friend something interesting, or are trying to create a tutorial. Here is how to take a screenshot on Windows 10.

Screenshot On Windows 10

How to Capture the Entire Screen

To capture the entire screen, just click the Print Screen button on your keyboard (which often is labeled PrtScn). A screenshot will be taken, but instead of being automatically saved, it will be copied to your clipboard. To edit and save your screenshot, open Microsoft Paint and paste your screenshot in the editing section. Alternatively, if you want to have your screenshot automatically saved to a Screenshots folder in your Pictures section, click the Windows Key and PrtScn at the same time.

How to Capture Part of the Screen

If you want to take only a partial screenshot, use the Windows snipping tool. The snipping tool will allow you to crop your screenshot. If you want to save your screenshot, you’re going to have to manually save it from inside the tool.

How to Capture an Active Window

If you want to capture only the active window that you have open, click Alt + PrtScn. This will capture the entire window and save it to your clipboard, but it won’t be saved automatically. You’re going to have to open Microsoft Paint, paste it in, and save it from there.

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