How to take a screenshot on Windows

On Windows computers using the key Print Screen you can take a screenshot of the entire screen (with or without saving), or a screenshot of a part of the screen, as well as a screenshot of the desired program window. This key can also be called "PrtScn", "PrntScrn", "Print Scr" or something similar.

Screenshot on Windows with saving

Press the keys + PrtScr. In some cases, this may not work and you need to press the keys + Ctrl + PrtSrc or + Fn + PrtScr.

If you use a tablet on, then use the keyboard shortcut to take a picture + volume down.

Screenshot full screen on Windows without saving

To take a screenshot without saving, you need to press the key PrtScr. The captured screenshot is saved in the clipboard, so do not copy anything else in order not to overwrite it until the moment of saving.

From the clipboard, you can add a screenshot to any program using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + V. Most often, they use Paint, a preinstalled graphics editor in Windows, to save screenshots. You can also insert such a screenshot into any Microsoft Office program.

How to take a screenshot of the program window

If you want to take a screenshot of only the program you are using, and not the entire screen, then simultaneously use the keys Alt + PrtScr. Some devices use a combination Alt + Fn + PrtScr.

The screenshot will be saved to the clipboard, but as in the case of a screenshot without saving from the clipboard, the screenshot can be inserted into any program with a key combination Ctrl + V.

Screen capture on Windows

Windows 10 introduces the ability to take a screenshot of an area of the screen. To do this, hold down the keys + Shift + S. After that the screenshot will be saved in your clipboard.

If you want to take a screenshot of the screen area on other versions of Windows, then install and use one of the screenshot services: Joxi or LightShots.

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