Easiest Way On How To Screenshot On Windows 10

Do you Want to take a screenshot of your desktop in Windows 10? We’ll show you how to capture your entire desktop or a single window using quick shortcuts like Windows key + Print Screen and with the Xbox Game Bar. You’ll also learn how to use Snipping Tool and Snip & Sketch to capture, crop, and annotate your screenshots exactly how you want.

Arrange your screen how you’d like it to appear in the screenshot. If you want to capture the entire screen, lay it out on the desired fashion.

Press the ⊞ Win+⎙ PrtScr keys simultaneously. The PrtSc key is usually in the top row of keys. This captures the screen (or window) and saves the screenshot as a PNG image.

  • The text on the key may vary by keyboard. For example, your key may say something like “PrScr” or “PrtScrn.”
  • If your PrtSc key shares a key with a function key like F10, you may have to hold down Fn while you press that function key.
  1. Navigate to the screenshot. Your screenshot is now saved to the Screenshots folder, which is inside your Pictures folder. Here’s how to get there:
    • Press ⊞ Win+E to open the File Explorer.
    • Click Pictures on the left pane. If you don’t see it, click the arrow next to This PC to expand more options.
    • Double-click the Screenshots folder in the right panel.
    • Double-click the latest screenshot (with the highest number in the file name) to view your screenshot.

Using PrtSc Key to Capture One Window

Open the window you want to capture. If the window is already open, click its title bar at the top to make sure it’s selected.

  1. Press Alt+⎙ PrtScr together. This copies a screenshot of the selected window to your clipboard.
    • The text on the key may vary by keyboard. For example, your key may say something like “PrScr” or “PrtScrn.”
    • Some keyboards require you to press Alt+Fn+⎙ PrtScr together instead.
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Press Ctrl+V to paste the image. The screenshot will appear on the Paint canvas.

  • If you want to trim anything from the image, click the Crop tool at the top of Paint and then select the part of the screenshot you want to keep.

Click the File menu and select Save. This options the Save As dialog window.

Choose a save location. If you’d like to keep your screenshots organized in a single folder, you can open the Pictures folder and double-click Screenshots.


Enter a file name.
 If you’d like to change the name of the file, type a new name into the “File name” field at the bottom of the dialog window.

Select an image type from the “Save As Type” menu. It’s near the bottom of the window. The default file type is PNG, but you can choose any other file type you wish.

Click Save. The screenshot is now saved to the selected location.

Press ⊞ Win+G while playing a game. This shortcut opens the Xbox Game Bar, which allows you to take quick screenshots or longer video recordings.[1]

  • You can quickly capture screenshots without opening the Game Bar first by pressing Windows key + Alt + PrtSc.
  • Open the Capture widget. If you see a widget called Capture already, you can skip this step. If not, click the widget menu at the top-left corner of the Game Bar at the top of the screen, and then select Capture.

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