How to take a screenshot on Windows 10 and Windows 11? It’s quite simple actually and it doesn’t require any fancy software. In fact, the method that Microsoft has implemented in their newest OS version works with any version of Windows and not just Windows 10 or Windows 11. In this tutorial we will describe 8 different ways to take a screenshot, so there should be at least one method available for all of you, even if you’re on an older PC. So what are we waiting for? Let’s start!
1) Use the PrtScr button
- Open up the application you want to capture.
- Press PrtScr or PrntScrn button, which is found at the upper-left corner of your keyboard, to take a screenshot of your computer screen without scrolling for what you want to save. This button also serves as the print screen key on many computers, so it is typically denoted with an Alt symbol or triangle icon. To find this key in other programs besides Microsoft Paint, look for one labeled Print Scrn. As an alternative, you can use the built-in keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + PrtScr (or Command + Shift + 3)
- Click File from the upper menu bar in your computer’s start menu
2) Use CTRL + PrtScr
To take a screenshot in Windows 10 or Windows 11, simply use CTRL + PrtScr. If you want the image of your entire screen, use Win+PrtScr. You can also hold the PrtScr button for about 1-2 seconds if you want just the currently visible screen. After taking your screenshot, you can edit it by going to your Start menu then selecting Snipping Tool and pressing Cntrl+V to paste it into Paint as shown below
3) Use a Screen Capture tool
Screen Capture tools are available for Windows 8 and above, but if you don’t have one of those, there’s still hope. Check out the instructions below for 8 different ways to grab your screen:
-Command Prompt : Open up the command prompt (Win + R) and type in snipping tool This will open up a free screen capture tool that lets you draw shapes around what you want to save. Once you’ve finished outlining the area of your screen you want, click Save As at the top or bottom of the window.
4) Use the Snipping Tool
The following instructions will show you how to connect your computer to your TV, either through an HDMI or VGA cable. This will allow you to stream video from your computer onto the TV monitor so that everyone in the room can view it with ease.
1) Locate where you connected the cord coming out of your computer that plugs into your TV, this will be in one of two places: one is usually near the input port on the back of your television set, while another option is typically in the middle of one side of the screen itself. Follow where these cords lead until you find which end connects with each other.
5) Use Microsoft Paint
Save your screen capture as a file. Click Start, click Paint, and then do one of the following: -In the Search box, right-click paint, point to Run as administrator, type %windir%\system32\paint.exe, and then click OK. In the new window that opens, choose Edit > Paste or use Ctrl+V to paste your saved image into the blank document window.
6) Use 3rd party applications
There are many different applications out there for taking screenshots, each with their own capabilities. By using third party applications, you can increase your productivity by being able to do more without the limitations of Windows. Some software includes: XScreenShot, ShareX or even built-in software like Snipping Tool.
7) Connect your computer to an external monitor
Make sure your external monitor is set up so that it’s in front of you and not mirrored. Hold down the Windows key, the Print Screen key, and then hit either F3 or the PrtSc button. All three will work in most cases. To access your screenshots, click on Start > This PC > Pictures. You’ll see them organized into folders by year, month, week, day, hour, minute – scroll through these folders until you find your screenshot.
8) Connect your computer to your TV using HDMI or VGA
- -The first thing you need is an HDMI cable or VGA. These will connect your computer to your TV.
- -This works the same as connecting two computers together with Ethernet cables, but instead you are using a USB cord for power and video transmission.
- -The VGA cable can be plugged into the HDMI port if you don’t have one, but both cables need a power source so make sure your TV is plugged in.
- -You also need something like Kodi or Plex installed on your laptop, which allows media files to be streamed from the laptop onto the TV via an app. This is required for Step 4 below.