How to take a screenshot on Windows

How to take a screenshot.

How do I take a screenshot on windows?

press PrtScn = Windows captures the entire screen and copies it to the (invisible) clipboard.

Where can I find that key?

PrtScn ScrLk Pause Look for this group of keys at the upper right of your keyboard. Note: Print Screen (PrtScn) might have been abbreviated differently on your keyboard.

How do I take a screenshot of a single window?

hold down
Alt
and press PrtScn = Windows captures only the currently active window and copies it to the clipboard.

I guess it’s in the clipboard now. How can I paste it into a document or something?

hold down
Ctrl
and press
V
= Windows pastes the screenshot (that is in the clipboard) into a document or image you are currently editing.

Where should I paste it? I just need a (graphics) file.

  1. Start “Paint”
  2. Paste
  3. Save

type “paint” into the search field

Is there a dedicated program for taking screenshots? How can I find?

type “snip” into the search field

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