How to take screenshots in Windows 10?

The screenshot can be very handy for keeping track of your most important information, such as an online transaction, a technical problem you are having or just to share an image with your friends.

In Windows 10, it is possible to take a screenshot of different movies, they also work under Windows 7 and 8.1.

Capture the entire screen

Capturing the entire screen is probably the fastest and easiest technique.

To do this, simultaneously press the Windows (logo) and Print Screen keys (next to the F12 key).

A “photo” of your screen will be taken and will be automatically saved in the format. png, in a file called “Screenshots”.

To access it, follow the path: This PC → Images Screenshots.

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Capture any active window or part of the screen

Often, it is not necessary to capture the entire screen.

Without further ado, here are 2 techniques to save an active window or part of your screen.

1st technique:

Simultaneously press the Alt and Print Screen keys.

Only your active window is photographed, it will be automatically copied to the Windows clipboard. So you just have to paste it in Paint for example and save it.

In our capture, this is the desktop window because it was active.

Note that if you use Windows OneDrive storage, you can set it to automatically save your screenshots.

Once your capture is complete, the message “Screenshot saved. The screenshot has been added to OneDrive” appears on your screen.

Follow the path: one drive → Images → screen to find her.


Second Technique:  

Use the native tool Screenshot.

To access it, you can enter the name of the application in the Windows search bar.

When it opens, you will see a window with several options.

To take a screenshot, simply click on New.

Your screen is going to fade. Then, choose your capture type.


If like us, you select Rectangular Capture, the mouse pointer arrow will be replaced by a cross. This option allows you to select a specific area of ​​your screen.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Hold down the left mouse button, or touchpad, on the area.
  • Then, release the click.

You only have to click on File  → Save as, rename your capture and choose its location.