You can take a screenshot and automatically save it as a file, take a screenshot & copy it to your clipboard, or take a screenshot of only one window instead of the whole screen.
Take a screenshot and save it to the Pictures folder
- Press the Windows logo key ()+PrtScn.
The screen will dim for a moment when the screen is copied and saved as a file in the Screenshots folder (which is in your Pictures folder).
Take a screenshot & copy it to your clipboard
- Press PrtScn on your keyboard
The screenshot is copied to your clipboard and you can paste it wherever you'd like.
To take a screenshot of only one window
- Click anywhere in the window you want to capture.
- Press Alt+PrtScn.
A picture of the window is copied and you can paste it wherever you'd like.
- On some keyboards, PrtScn might appear as PrtSc, PS, or a similar abbreviation.
- Certain laptops and other devices don't have a PrtScn key or might use a different key combination to take screenshots. Check the manual that came with your laptop or device for more info.
- If you need to crop a saved screenshot, the simplest way is utilizing the windows photo editor, not shown here, and cropping it to your preference.
- A lot of users tend to utilize screenshot applications such as Lightshot or Gyazo, we HEAVILY advise against this as the screenshot you take & share is assigned a public URL that ANYONE has access to. You can simply type in the URL, and add any string of letters/characters and you'll see someone's screenshot, which could be yours! If you save it rather than share it, you're still utilizing a 3rd party service to capture potentially sensitive data, instead of utilizing a core function of your OS (which is secure).