Are you new to Windows 11? If you are, here is a step-by-step guide of how you can take a screenshot on your Windows 11-powered PC. The reasons why you might want to capture a screenshot of your PC screen are endless. From sharing details of an error message to your company’ IT team, to sharing a piece of content on social media to simply sharing a piece of
The reasons why you might want to capture a screenshot of your PC screen are endless. From sharing details of an error message to your company’ IT team, to sharing a piece of content on social media to simply sharing a piece of information with a friend or a colleague, the applications of capturing a screenshot are practically infinite. And so, if you want to capture a screenshot of a piece of content, here are several ways you can do so on your Windows 11-powered personal computer. Also Read - Microsoft might introduce an Xbox TV streaming device and app next year
One of the easiest ways to capture a screenshot on your Windows 11 PC is using the Print Screen or the ‘Prtsc’ key. Once you press the key, a screen shot of the entire screen will be saved on your clipboard. From here, you can use the Ctrl+V command to paste the screenshot on a photo editor such as MS Paint or a Adobe Photoshop. Or you can mail it to a colleague by directly pasting the screenshot in your mailbox. Also Read - Microsoft founder Bill Gates question Elon Musk’s move to buy Twitter, says he could ‘make it worse’
If you want to capture a screenshot and save it in a folder, the easiest way to do so would be using a combination of Printscreen and Windows keys. Once you hit these two keys, your entire desktop will flash and a PNG file of the captured screenshot will be saved in the Pictures > Screenshots folder of the PC. Also Read - How to play Fortnite on iOS for free via Xbox Cloud Gaming
More often than not, you don’t need a screenshot of your entire desktop but only a screen. For such specific requirements, you can use a combination of Printscreen and Alt keys. On pressing this combination, a screenshot of the screen will be saved on the clipboard. You can then use Ctrl+V command to paste it anywhere you like.
If you want to capture the screenshot of a more specific area of the screen, you can use the Snipping tool for the purpose. Snipping tool gives you more liberty to capture screenshot in a way that you prefer. Here are some of the options to consider:
— A rectangular snip enables users to capture contents in a box-like format.
— A Freeform snip enables users to capture a screenshot in any shape around that they prefer.
— A Window snip, on the other hand, enables users to choose a window that they want to capture.
— A Fullscreen snip enables them to capture the entire screen.