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How to take a screenshot on windows 10

Sunday, September 10, 2017

by Vivian

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Taking screenshot is a useful way to share or save documents on your screen. This article will show you how to capture a screenshot on windows 10.

Whether you want to save an image or need help for an issue, screenshots are often the best way. Taking screenshots on PC is easier than you think, I will show you 2 simple methods on how to capture a screenshot on windows 10.

Method 1: Print Screen

Capture the entire screen and automatically save the screenshot

Press “Windows logo key + Print Screen”, and then you will see the screenshot appears as a file in a folder named “Screenshot”. 

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Take a screenshot of only one window

Press “Alt + Print Screen”, a screenshot of your currently active window will be copied. And then paste the screenshot.

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Take a screenshot of part of your screen

Press “Windows + Shift + S”, then click and drag your mouse on your screen to select the part you want to capture. 

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Method 2: Snipping Tool

Select the start button and type “snipping tool”, then select it. Choose the type of the snip you want, select “mode”, after that you can choose Free-form, Rectangular, Window, or Full-screen Snip.

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Free-form Snip: This method allows you to draw a shape around your selection by using a mouse.

Rectangular snip: Select the area of which you need to capture the screenshot

Window-snip: Enable you to capture the screenshot of the active window only.

Full-screen Snip: Capture the screenshot of the full screen.

If you want to take a new screenshot using the same mode you used last, and select “New”.

Do you have any other methods on how to take screenshot on windows 10? Welcome to leave a comment below. Thanks.