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How to screenshot on Windows 10 / Windows 8, 8.1

Screen shot is an important feature on desktops and mobiles. Its a way to save anything on your screen. In this post users can get help about how to take screenshot on windows. This help is for users of windows 8, windows 8.1, windows 10 and other updated versions. But first you need to understand how windows works.

What is Windows

Microsoft windows also known as windows. This is a group of several graphical operating system family. When they all combine together they form a windows. Each family has its own working and benefit.

Microsoft introduced Windows on November 20, 1985. They introduced it as a graphical operating system shell for MS DOS. Microsoft introduced it in response to the growing interest of GUI’s. Windows dominate the world’s PC market over 90% of share, overtaking Mac OS. Mac was introduced in 1984.

If you want to take the screenshot of your computer screen there are many methods that you can adopt.

Either you want to save the whole screen or a small piece of it. We have almost all the common techniques that you can adopt

How to take screenshot on Windows?

There are many ways by which a user can take a screen shot on windows. Below are the following process for it.

Most easiest Screenshot method

The easy way to take the screen shot of your computer screen is by pressing only “Print Screen” on your keyboard. The print screen button is usually labeled as “Prt scn” or “prt sc” or some similar words. It is always present on the top row of the keyboard near function keys.

On some keyboards commonly on laptops you have to press the function key and then “Prt Scn” button. By this method when you are using laptop you can take screen shot. This will copy the whole screen.

how to take screenshot on windows

If you only press the PrtScn button it will copy all the things that are present on your current screen. Then you can paste the Screenshot on any other program like Paint and MS Word.

Another Screenshot Method

If you press Alt+PrtScn buttons it will allow you to copy the active window to the clipboard. You can easily paste wherever and on whichever program you want to.

If you press Windows key+shift+S the screen will get dim. You will see a cross cursor on the screen. You will be allowed to drag that cursor and select the part of screen . The part of screen highlighted will allow you to take the screenshot of the that selected part to paste. This function is valid only when latest version of windows 10 is installed.

If you press Windows key + PrtScn. This saves the screen as an image in pictures > sub folder screenshots then you can use it when you want.

take screen shot on windows

How to take a screenshot on Windows 10 with Snipping Tool?

Microsoft Windows allows it user to do work in very flexible way. It allow users o take screenshot using snipping tool.

You can use the snipping tool to take screenshot of the desired part of screen . it allows you to copy and paste the screenshot and save it also.

Let us explain how to take Screenshot using Snipping Tool

First of all open the snipping tool program from the start bar. On the window select mode menu and select the type of screenshot you want.

how to take screen shot with snipping tool

Click new, and then your screen will be jammed and now you can use your mouse and select the part of the screen you want to snap . Then the screen shot will be available in snipping tool window.

If you want to include something like a tool-tip. It only appears after a mouse movement.

You can specify how long it must wait before taking a screenshot using delay menu.

screenshot delay on snipping tool

In this software you can also use some basic drawing tools on the screenshot. You can also copy the picture to paste somewhere else.

After all this you can save he pic in by clicking “FILE” then “SAVE AS”.

Final Words

By Using the above methods one can take the screenshots on windows in an easy manner. You can save any thing that appears on your screen so that you can use that later.

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