How To Screenshot On Windows Keyboard

Capturing a Screenshot On Windows is one of the most basic and essential skills that any computer user should know.

It comes in handy in all sorts of situations, whether you’re trying to troubleshoot an error message or capture an image to share with friends.

Although taking a screenshot is a relatively simple task, the process differs depending on which operating system you’re using. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to take a screenshot on a Windows keyboard.

How to Take a Screenshot on Windows

In order to take a screenshot on a Windows computer, one must first press the “Print Screen” button. This can be done by pressing the “fn” key and then the “Print Screen” button.

There is also a “SysRq” button on most keyboards that will also work. After pressing either of these buttons, the image will be saved to the clipboard.

The user can then open up any program that allows for images to be inserted, such as Microsoft Paint, and press Ctrl+V or Command+V to paste the screenshot. The image can then be cropped and saved as desired.

How to Take a Screenshot of Only One Window

To take a screenshot of only one window:

1. Select the window you want to capture.
2. Press Alt+PrtScn. A screenshot of the active window is copied to the clipboard.
3. Open an image editor (such as Microsoft Paint), and press Ctrl+V to paste the screenshot.
4. Save your file as a .jpg or other image file type.

How to Take a Partial Screenshot

To take a partial screenshot with your Windows keyboard, follow these steps:
1. Press the Windows key + Shift + S. Doing so will prompt the “Snip & Sketch” tool to open.
2. Use your mouse cursor to select the area of your screen that you’d like to capture in your screenshot.
3. Once you’ve made your selection, release the mouse button and press Enter on your keyboard to confirm. Your partial screenshot will now be saved to your clipboard, ready for you to paste into another program or document!
If you’re using a Mac, you can take a partial screenshot by following these steps:

How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 10 Using Snipping Tool

If you want to take a screenshot of the entire screen, hit the PrtScn button. To take a screenshot of just the active window, use Alt+PrtScn.

And finally, if you want to create a screenshot with Snipping Tool, launch the app and select New. You’ll see crosshairs appear; click and drag them around the area you want to capture. When you release the mouse button, you’ll see your snip in a new window.

How to Take a Screenshot Without Saving It

If you want to take a screenshot without saving it, you can use the Snipping Tool. This tool is available in Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10. To launch the Snipping Tool:

1. Click on the Start Button.
2. Type “Snipping Tool” in the search box.
3. Click on the Snipping Tool from the list of results.

Once the Snipping Tool is open, you can use one of the following methods to create a screenshot:

1. Free-form Snip: This allows you to draw any shape around an object to capture a screenshot of it.
2. Rectangular Snip: This allows you to draw a rectangle around an object to capture a screenshot of it.
3. Window Snip: Allows you to select a window (like a dialog box) to capture a screenshot of it.
4. Full-screen Snip: Captures the entire screen as a screenshot.

After you have created the screenshot, it will be opened in the Snipping Tool interface. From here, you can annotate, save, or share the screenshot as needed.
If you want to take a screenshot without saving it in Windows 10, you can also use the Print Screen keyboard shortcut. To do this:

1. Press the Windows + Print Screen keys on your keyboard.
2. The screenshot will be saved to the “Screenshots” folder in your Pictures library.3. To view the screenshot, open the Pictures app and go to the “Screenshots” folder.
If you don’t want to use the Snipping Tool or the Print Screen method, you can also use a third-party screenshot tool. There are many different screenshot tools available, both free and paid. Some of our favorites include Snagit, Greenshot, and PicPick.


In this article, we have shown you how to take a screenshot on your Windows keyboard. We hope that our tips have helped you figure out how to take a screenshot on your own computer and that you can use this knowledge to capture images of whatever you need. If you need help with anything else related to your computer, be sure to check out our other articles for more tips and tricks.

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