How To Take Screenshot In Windows 10

How To Take Screenshot In Windows 10

On almost every device you can take screenshots and and taking screenshots in Windows OS is no different. Windows 10 offers a variety of methods for taking the screenshot of the computer screen.


Since Windows Vista, the snipping tool exists. To start a screenshot process, click the New button. The regular type of snip is a rectangular snip, but with a window snips, you can take full screen and free form snippets as well. There are total 4 modes to select. With various colored pens, you can annotate your snips and share as an image or email it to a friend.

In Windows 10, Snipping Tool has a new “Delay” option, which allows users to capture screenshots pop-up menus.


  • Open the Snipping Tool app and click Delay.
  • From the drop-down list, click on the number of seconds you’d like to wait until your screenshot is taken.

The screenshots are not automatically saved by the Snipping Tool – they must be saved manually in the tool before leaving the app.


The Snip & Sketch tool is easier to access and easier to share your screenshots. From the Snip & Sketch window, click the New button in the upper-left to initiate a screen capture.

You will see a small menu at the top of your screen where you can choose the screenshot style – rectangular, free-form or full-screen. Although, Snip and Sketch does not offer any way to capture a screenshot of a window. But, you can choose between the delay options from the down-arrow button next to the new button in the Snip & Sketch window to delay a snip for 3 or 10 seconds.

After taking a screenshot, it gets loaded in the Snip & Sketch window, where you can annotate it with the pencil, pen and other tools at the top of the window.


To capture your entire screen, tap the Print Screen key. Your screenshot will be copied to the clipboard. You’ll need Microsoft paint app, paste the screenshot in the Microsoft paint and save the file.

Instruction: Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard and toggling on use the PrtScn button to open screen snipping under Print Screen Shortcut.


If you’re in the middle of a game, you can use a game bar to snap a screenshot. Hit the Windows key + G key to call up the Game bar. In the Game bar, you can click the screenshot button or use the default keyboard shortcut Windows key + Alt + PrtScn to snap a screenshot. To set your own Game bar screenshot keyboard shortcut, to Settings > Gaming > Game bar.


To capture your entire screen and to save the screenshot, tap the Windows key + Print Screen key. Immediately your screen will go dim to indicate that you’ve just taken a screenshot and the screenshot will be saved to the Pictures.


Use the Windows + Shift S keyboard shortcut to capture a Snip & Sketch screenshot. Your screen will become dim and you will see the small menu at the top of your screen of Snip & Sketch that allows you to choose the type of screenshot you want to choose.


To take a Screenshot in Microsoft Surface device, hold down the Windows Logo touch button at the bottom of your Surface screen and hit the physical volume – down button on the side of the tablet.

The screen will dim briefly and the screenshot will be automatically saved to the Pictures folder.


To take a screenshot of the active window, use the keyboard shortcut Alt + PrtScn. This will snap your currently active window and copy the screenshot to the clipboard. You’ll need Microsoft paint app to save it.

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