There are several methods to take a screenshot on Windows OS. All of them are better one another for capturing screenshots in different ways. Either for printing the entire screen or just a window, there are some built-in functions inside Windows itself. The prtscn key is the easiest shortcut to copy the picture of the screen to the clipboard for pasting it in some image editor programs for saving. Enough of introductions and let’s directly get into the different ways to capture screenshot in Windows.
We are going to look into the official methods for taking screenshots in Windows. Later we will look into the external methods or tricks for this.
If you ever wanted to capture the full screen of your PC, it is extremely easy to do so.
There may be situations where you just need the image of a single opened window instead of the entire screen. To do this, follow these steps.
There is a built-in screenshot software coming with the Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10 versions. The snipping tool allows taking screenshots in a much easier and convenient way. To have a picture of the monitor using the snipping tool, follow these steps.
That’s it, now you have a screenshot of the area that you’ve selected.
These are the most used and easiest methods to take screenshots in Windows OS. As already mentioned, now let’s have a look at the additional methods for this. We will use some software for screenshot capture as well as some online tools.
There are numerous Chrome and Firefox extensions available that helps to take screenshots right from your browser. These types of extensions are useful for those who often need to take screenshots of webpages or the selected area in websites. Below are some of the best browser extensions to take screenshot.
All of them has almost same procedure for printing the browser screen. You just have to click on the extension icon, and it will display a bunch of options for you.
You could also utilize external software for taking screenshots in Windows. We will explain how to use them in the coming articles. So stay tuned to our website.
Here we listed some of the most searched queries related to the topic. It will help you to solve your doubts if you have any of those questions too.
Screenshot on Windows 10/Windows 7/Windows 8
The steps are no different in any of the windows versions including the Windows 10, 8, and 7. All of the methods can be used in any of the Windows versions except XP, and Starter versions.
How to screenshot on Dell/HP laptop
The computer or laptop brand doesn’t alter the steps too. It will work on any of the PCs of Sony, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Asus, Toshiba, etc.
Where are my screenshots located
If you’ve used the normal PrtScn button and saved using an editor, the screenshot will be saved to the selected location. If you’ve used the Win+PrtScn keys, the screenshots will be saved to the “Screenshots” folder in “Pictures” folder on “Library.”
Print screen not working Windows 10
There are no known reasons for this problem. It might be due to some problems with the operating systems files or to the keyboard itself. Just try disconnecting and reconnecting your keyboard or restarting the PC or laptop. It may solve the problem. If your keys are not working, you may either use software for the purpose or can use the virtual keyboard in Windows.
Home prt sc button
Yes. In some laptops or keyboards, you might have the same button for both “Home” and “Prt Sc.” In this case, you have to take a screenshot without PrintScreen button right? Just using the Win+PrtScn buttons will do the job in most of the cases. If it is not working, go for the snipping tool or screen capture software.
How do you do a screenshot on a PC
There is no need to ask such a question. A PC is usually referred as a computer which runs on the Microsoft Windows OS. So, any of the above-mentioned methods will flawlessly work on any PCs.
Now you know to capture computer screenshot with or without external tools. So, go and give a try to these handy tips and tricks. Alternatively, have a look at our article on how to take a screenshot on Mac.
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