This is the latest operating system for all laptops and desktops. We have a few shortcuts on how to take screenshots on Windows 10 and save it into another folder. The screenshot can even be saved to the clipboard and then paste it on another app.
How to take a screenshot of the entire screen in Windows 10
Here is the procedure on how to take a full-screen screenshot in Windows 10:
- Press Windows key + Print Screen.
- Go to the Pictures library on your computer by launching Explorer (Windows key + e) and in the left pane click Pictures.
- Open the Screenshots folder here to find your screenshot saved here with the name Screenshot (NUMBER).
You can also just press Print Screen and open MS Paint. Now press Ctrl + v to paste the screenshot in Paint. You can now save it anywhere you like.
How to take a screenshot of the current window only
If you just want to take a screenshot of an app or window you’ve opened, follow these steps:
- Click on the app you want to take a screenshot. Make sure it’s in the foreground and not behind other open apps.
- Press Alt + Print Screen.
- Open MS Paint.
- Press ctrl + v.
- This will paste the screenshot of the open window in Paint. You can save the screenshot anywhere you like.
How to take a screenshot of a part of the screen in Windows 10
Use the Windows Snipping Tool and follow these steps to take a screenshot of part of the screen in Windows 10:
- Open Snipping Tool. It’s under Start menu > All Programs > Accessories. You can also open the Start menu and simply use the search box to find it.
- Now click the down arrow next to New.
- Select Rectangular Snip or Free-form Snip. The former lets you capture a rectangular screenshot and the latter lets you draw any shape on screen and takes a screenshot of that part.
- Now you can use the Snipping tool to add notes to the screenshot if needed and save it to your PC.
How to take a screenshot via the Game Bar in Windows 10
- On your Windows 10 PC, press Windows key + G.
- Click the Camera button to take a screenshot. Once you open the game bar, you can also do this via Windows + Alt + Print Screen. A notification that describes where the screenshot is saved will appear.