How to take screenshots in Windows 10 – Specific Steps

I’m writing this article because I have seen many users still don’t know how to take screenshots without using other applications. I think this is going to be helpful. If you’re running Windows 8 or 10, you can use a keyboard shortcut to automatically take and save full-screen screenshots.

In fact, all windows versions support taking a full-screen screenshot by pressing the “Print Screen” button, which a few users might already know. Other ways like using the Snipping Tool to take a custom-size screenshot and taking one on a Surface, are also effective.

How to take a full-screen screenshot in Windows 8/10?

1. Make the screen display what you want to keep. Before that, make sure the screen you want to take and save is up with no distractions (such as open windows, dialogs or programs).

2. Find the “Print Screen” Key on your keyboard. You may see it in the upper-right side of the main keyboard (excluding the number pad if your keyboard has one), and it may have “SysReq” (System Requirements) written below it. And the “Print Screen” key is usually abbreviated to “PrtSc” or something alike.

3. Then press the “Windows” key and the “Print Screen” key at the same time. Doing this will take a screenshot of the current screen. You shall see the screen dim briefly.

4. Find the screenshot you just took. You can find it in the “Screenshots” folder, which is inside of the “Picture” folder.

How to take a full-screen screenshot on any Windows computer?

1. Make the screen display what you want to keep. Before that, make sure the screen you want to take and save is up with no distractions (such as open windows, dialogs or programs).

2. Find the “Print Screen” Key. It should be right beside the “F12”key on your keyboard.

3. Find the Screen shot you just took. To do this:
3.1 Open Start (in Windows 8, open Search)
3.2 Click the search bar at the bottom of the Start menu.
3.3 Type in Paint
3.4 Click Paint in the top of the results.

4. Paste the screenshot you just took. It will appear in the Paint window.

5. Save the screenshot. Press and hold “Ctrl + S”, then enter a name for the screenshot, select a folder on the left of the window, and click “Save”

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