How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10 – Explained!

It’s a bit weird to tell you about how to screenshot on Windows 10.

Isn’t this a universal knowledge already?

Even you can’t help wondering the actual purpose of this post, because it’s a kid’s stuff to capture screenshot on Windows.

Tap the Print Scr button and the screenshot of the screen gets copied to the clipboard.


But, how many of you do recognize the other ways of doing the same gig?

*Awkward Silence*

Breathe out, my pal, as we’ve rounded up 5 ways to capture screenshots on Windows 10, which will guide your course under all circumstances.

Presenting a Handy Guide to Screenshotting on Windows 10

Method One : Using the Snipping Tool

Snipping tool is the handiest way to deliver snips of whatever shows up on the computer screen. And, it’s a built-in Windows tool, which means, it’s readily available.

Snipping tool has been around since the times when Windows Vista was new to popularity.

You can find the tool on Windows 10 by doing the following scrolls:

Start >> All Programs >> Windows Accessories >> Snipping Tool

Using the snipping tool isn’t a rocket science either. This is how you can take a screenshot on Windows 10 using the Snipping Tool.

  • Open the Snipping Tool and click New;
  • The tool to snip is rectangular in shape by default. You can make it free-flow, or full-screen as per your need.
  • There is no system of automatic saving. So, you need to manually save the screenshot in question.
  • Click Save As and save your screenshot to your preferred location.
  • Whatever you screenshot will automatically get copied to clipboard via Snipping Tool.
  • You can save the screenshot in HTML, PNG, GIF and JPEG formats.

using the snipping tool

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You can also create a Keyboard Shortcut for Snipping Tool by following the steps below:

  • Open the Windows Explorer;
  • Reach the System32 folder;
  • Search for SnippingTool.exe;
  • Right-click on the icon;
  • Choose ‘Create a Shortcut’.

Method Two: A Combined Click on Windows Key + H

A new and viable way to screenshot your current open app’s window. When you sync-tap Windows Key + H, your entire screen gets captured, and a sidebar with various options emerges for social sharing.

Windows Key + H

Doing so, you can share the screenshots on Facebook, OneNote, Twitter, Emails, and more.

Also Read: Make Windows 10 Visually More Delightful with These Cool Themes in 2018

Method Three: Pressing Alt key + Print Scr Together

Just in case, you don’t want to share the entire view of your screen.

Pressing Alt Key + Print Screen tab will only capture the Active Window. Doing so, the screenshot of your active window will instantly get copied on the clipboard.

Pressing Alt key + Print Scr Together

Saving it will require you to open an image editor.

These combination keys are an ideal way to go about the screenshot when you wish to narrow down the most important section for the viewer to see.

You will have to use Paint tool to further customize it or save it on your system.

Method Four: Tapping Windows Key + Print Screen In Combination

Another click-mix to remember!

By tapping Windows Key, along with the Print Scr option, you can capture the whole view of your windows, and the screenshots will automatically get saved in the drive.

Tapping Windows Key + Print Screen In Combination

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The format of such saved screenshots will be PNG.

It’s an instant way to produce and access a screenshot. You can further customize it by transporting it to the Paint tool or any other image editor of your choice.

Method Five: Sync-Tap the Windows Key + Volume Down

You must be harking back to how screenshot is done on a smartphone.

We Gotcha!

This shortcut is very much a thing-to-do if you have a touchscreen Windows device. In order to capture a screenshot, you need to click the Windows touch button in combination with Volume-down key, positioned at the side of the device.   

Sync-Tap the Windows Key + Volume Down

Your entire  screen will be captured and the screenshot will appear in the gallery of your device under the Screenshots folder.

You can further tailor it to your needs by using the Paint tool, or any  image editor of your choice.  

If you got a device with Stylus support, you’ve the sixth method to screenshot the screen.

One way of doing it is to click the pen icon found in the taskbar, which will prompt the Ink Workspace to open. Now, tap on the Screen Sketch option, which will capture the full window. Another way entails the use of eraser option on the Stylus, but only if it’s accessible on your variant.

If you know any other way of doing screenshots of Windows 10, or have any queries, just take liberty to share it, and keep us posted in the comments section below.