The easiest way to get to the Snipping Tool is by pressing Windows Key-Shift-S. That keyboard shortcut gives you a choice to take a screenshot using a rectangular selection, freehand selection, window, or full-screen capture (that’s the order of the icons you choose from in the image above).

What is the shortcut to take a screenshot in Windows 11?

If you’re in a real hurry, a quick method is to take a screenshot of your entire screen by pressing the Windows logo key at the same time as the PrintScreen key (which could be labeled PrtScrn or PrtScr). The image will be saved in your Screenshots folder as a PNG file.

How do I take a screen shot with my keyboard?

On your desktop or laptop, press the Print Screen button on your keyboard to take a screenshot. You may also take a screenshot using the CTRL + Print Screen shortcut. Windows takes a full-screen screenshot and saves it to the clipboard. Next, paste the image from the clipboard into an image editing tool like Paint.

Where does the screenshot go on Windows 11?

If You Use Windows+Print Screen If you use the Windows+Print Screen keyboard shortcut to capture screenshots in Windows 10 or 11, Windows will save the image as a PNG file in your Pictures > Screenshots folder.

How do you screenshot on 11?

Press the Volume up and Side buttons simultaneously.

How do I take a screenshot on Windows 11?

There are many ways to make screenshots in Windows 11, the most basic being to use the PrtSc button on your keyboard. This captures the entire screen, including multiple displays if you have them, plus all visible windows, the taskbar and Start button, etc.

How to take a screenshot on a laptop keyboard?

On laptop keyboards, you might need to press a function (“Fn”) key while pressing the Print Screen key to make it work. With a screenshot in your clipboard, you can paste the screenshot into any application that can receive pasted images. For example, you can open the Paint app that comes with Windows and paste the image with Ctrl+V.

How to take a screenshot without using the print screen button?

Just like Windows 11, Windows 10 supports multiple ways of taking screenshots without using the print screen button. Here are some of them. If you’re using Windows 10, you can use the Snip & Sketch tool to capture your computer’s screen without using the print screen button.

How to use the PrtSc key to take a screenshot?

Here’s yet another way to use the PrtSc key: Use Windows Key-PrtSc. If you want to take screenshots and automatically save them somewhere other than OneDrive, you can hit the Windows Key together with the PrtSc key. This method causes the screen to dim briefly and places a PNG file in the Pictures > Screenshots folder by default.