How to Take Screenshot Using Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10


This article shows how to take screenshot in Windows 10. Windows 10 has given a lot of new features and millions of users are currently using this new OS from the Redmond giant. Taking a screenshot in Windows 10 remains the most useful feature as almost everyone of use needs it on daily basis.

You will discover many possibilities of taking screenshots in addition to snapping just the half or quarter of the screen.

How to Take Screenshot in Windows 10 Using Keyboard Shortcuts

You can take a screenshot in Windows 10 by just pressing the Print Screen button from your keyboard. The entire current screen will be copied to your clipboard. In order to use, view this screen, open the Paint program and paste it in. Other programs that allow you to paste in screenshots are OneNote and Word.You can paste by pressing CTRL+V (the paste command) to do so or simply use the paste option found within the program.


If you are using a Windows 10 mobile device like Surface or Windows 10 mobile, you can press START and volume buttons and the screenshot will be saved in your screenshots folder.


If you only want to capture the Active Window, and not the whole screen, just press  ALT + PRTSCN and the active window will be saved in the image. An active window is the current program you are running. For example, if you do ALT + PRTSCN while browsing a website, it will take a screenshot of just the browser and not your entire desktop. This can be quite useful!

Useful Programs to Take Screenshot With


Snipping Tool

You can also use the Snipping tool to take the screenshot in Windows 10. Snipping tool is a free tool that has come with Windows for many years. Just write “Snipping Tool” in Windows 10 search bar, locate and open the app, press “New” and capture the whole screen. The useful part of this program is that you can choose what exactly you want to take a screenshot of.



If compared to the Snipping Tool, Lightshot is a lot better for taking screenshots. After you install it, your print screen button on the keyboard will now initiate Lightshot. The program is always running in the background, so you can utilize the button on the keyboard to quickly get to it. This is what makes it better then the Snipping Tool.


When you hit the PRT SCRN button, your screen becomes gray. Move your cursor where you want to take a screen shot and drag it across the desired area. Then you have a few options to choose from. You can save it to the web, save it to your computer, or simply share it via any social network. Lightshot is very useful!



Another useful screenshot program that is better then the Snipping Tool is Greenshot. This software allows you to capture the entire webpage that you are looking at. This means that you can take a screenshot of the whole website when it has scrolling. However Greenshot stands out because it allows you to easily write on the screenshots. It can be a very useful tool when creating presentations.


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