Taking a screenshot, sometimes is needed to capture something important in our PC monitor. The Snipping Tool is one of the tools that you are able to use for taking screenshots. However, what can we do if there is no Snipping Tool? Or, you may want to take a screenshot on your Windows 10, 8, 7 without using Snipping Tools since you do not want to. Are there any other ways to take screenshots?
There are some ways that you are able to do to take screenshots on Windows 10, 8, 7 without the Snipping Tool. What are they? You are able to check the explanation below.
Taking Screenshot Using PrintScreen
On All Windows systems, there is a built-in screenshot feature which permits you to be able to take quick screenshots. It is using the PrintScreen key on your keyboard. The PrintScreen key on your keyboard may also appear as PrntScrn or PrtScn or Print Scr or even others on different keyboards. Where can we find this key? You are able to find it on the right side of the F12 key.
When you hit the Print Screen key, then you will see that the Windows system will capture the full screen automatically that you are viewing. It is important for you to note that the screenshot which is captured will not be saved on your computer. So, you have to open Microsoft Paint or another dialog and then paste. You will see that the screenshot you just took appears there.
If you want to take a screenshot of a working window, you are able to press the shortcut Alt + PrtScn and then you have to paste it to any dialog or document. If you want to capture a whole and then save the screenshot, you are able to go for the Windows icon key + PrtScn combination and you are able to view the screenshot on this location C:\Users\Your User Name\Pictures\Screenshots.
Here are the windows screenshot shortcuts that you are able to use.
- If you want to capture full screen, you can use: PrtScn or Ctrl + PrtScn.
- If you want to capture a Window, you can use: Alt + PrtScn.
- If you want to capture full screen and save, you can use: Windows key + PrtScn.
Taking Screenshot Using Microsoft Edge
You are able to take a screenshot using Microsoft Edge and it is suitable for Windows 10/8/8.1/7. On Microsoft Edge, there are a lot of built-in advanced features including PDF viewer, annotation tools, reading view, web note and many more.
If you want to take a screenshot of a web page with the web tool on Microsoft Edge, here are the steps that you have to take.
- The first thing that you have to do is to open Microsoft Edge and then go to the web page that you want to take a screenshot of.
- After that, you have to click the Make A Web Note icon which can be found on the upper right corner of the browser.
- In this step, at the top left, you have to click the Clip button. The button appears to be a dashed box which is completed with a scissor.
- Now, you have to left click on anywhere that you want the screenshot begins with and after that you need to drag a portion on the web page. When you are scrolling down, the web page will move. You are able to see the word Copied which is located at the bottom of your selection when you let go of your mouse.
- Here, you are able to paste the screenshot to Paint or you are able to click the Save button on the top right to save it to your local device. If you want to share with others via the internet, you are able to select the Share option.
Taking Screenshot Using Snip & Sketch
If you are using Windows 10, actually Snip & Sketch is the original Snipping Tool but it has been replaced with Snip & Sketch. So, if you are using Windows 10, instead of a Snipping Tool, the thing that you will find is Snip & Sketch. The way to use this tool is the same as the Snipping Tool.
- The first thing that you have to do is to launch Snip & Sketch on your Windows 10 computer.
- After that, you have to put the object that you want to capture on the front. In case you want to capture the desktop, you do not display any program window on it.
- Then, you have to click on the New button on the upper left corner. You will see the Snip & Sketch tool which has been hidden and the front window has been highlighted with the snipping options floating on it.
- In this step, you have to select a snipping mode from Rectangular, Free-form, Windows, and Full-screen on the options above the highlighted screen. You have to use your mouse to be able to highlight a portion that you want to capture if you are using the Rectangular or Free-form mode.
- And then, the captured screenshot will be opened on the tool and you are able to edit it with all the available drawing tools.
- At last, you are able to click on the Save icon on top to be able to save it anywhere you want on your Windows PC.
Taking Screenshot Using Share Charm
If you want to take a screenshot in Windows 8.1, you are able to do that by using Share Charm. In Windows 8.1, it adds the ability to take a screenshot from the Share Charm. However, it is only useful if you want to share it with others. It is important for you to know that using Share Charm, it will not directly save the screenshot in any folder.
The things that you have to do is to open the Charms bar and then click on Share. After that, you have the option to share the screenshot to some of your Windows Store apps that can support this feature. You are able to choose Mail, if you want to mail the screenshot. If you click on the app, it will take a screenshot of the desktop or the active app.
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