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How To Screenshot on Windows Keyboard

by Simon Todd

Step-by-Step Guide to Taking Screenshots on Windows with Keyboard Shortcuts

Taking screenshots on Windows is a great way to capture and share important information. Whether you need to document a process or share an image with someone, screenshots are an easy and efficient way to do so. Fortunately, Windows makes it easy to take screenshots with keyboard shortcuts. This guide will walk you through the steps of taking a screenshot on Windows using keyboard shortcuts.

Step 1: Prepare the Screen
Before taking your screenshot, make sure that the screen displays exactly what you want to capture in your image. If necessary, open any programs or windows that need to be included in the screenshot and arrange them as desired.

Step 2: Select Your Screenshot Type
Windows offers two types of screenshots: full-screen and active window. A full-screen screenshot captures everything currently displayed on your monitor while an active window screenshot only captures what is currently visible within one window (e.g., a browser). Depending on what you want to capture, select either full-screen or active window mode before proceeding with step 3 below.

Step 3: Take Your Screenshot
Once your screen is prepared and you have selected which type of screenshot you would like to take, press one of the following key combinations depending on which type of screenshot was chosen in step 2 above:

Full-Screen Screenshot – Press “Windows Key + PrtScn”

Active Window Screenshot – Press “Alt + PrtScn”

Note: The “PrtScn” key may also be labeled as “PrntScrn” or something similar depending on your keyboard layout/model.

Step 4: Find Your Saved Image
After pressing one of the key combinations listed above, Windows will automatically save a copy of your image in PNG format within its default Pictures folder (usually located at C:Users[Your Username]Pictures). To access this folder quickly from File Explorer simply press “Windows Key + E” then navigate down into Pictures > Screenshots where all saved images can be found for further editing/sharing if desired

How to Capture and Save a Screenshot on Windows Using Keyboard Commands

Capturing and saving a screenshot on Windows using keyboard commands is a simple process. To begin, press the “PrtScn” (Print Screen) key on your keyboard. This will capture an image of your entire screen and save it to your clipboard.

Next, open an image editing program such as Microsoft Paint or Adobe Photoshop. Once the program is open, press “Ctrl + V” to paste the screenshot from your clipboard into the program. You can then edit or crop the image as desired before saving it in any format you choose (such as JPEG or PNG).

Finally, select “Save As” from the File menu and give your file a name before clicking “Save” to store it in its desired location on your computer. Your screenshot has now been successfully captured and saved!


Q: How do I take a screenshot on my Windows keyboard?

A: To take a screenshot on your Windows keyboard, press the “PrtScn” (Print Screen) key. This will capture an image of your entire screen and save it to the clipboard. You can then paste the image into any program that supports images, such as Microsoft Paint or Photoshop.