Posted by Pseudonym on Jan 1st 2021

(Post 6): How to take a screenshot on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7

To capture a portion of your Windows desktop, press and hold down the Windows, Shift, and S keys.

When you do so, your screen will dim and a cursor will appear. Click and drag your cursor across the area you want to capture, then release the mouse.

Just like when you use the print screen key on your PC computer, it will look like your screenshot has disappeared into the abyss. Not to fear, it has once again been copied to your clipboard. You can paste it into a program such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or an email. Whatever the destination, simultaneously hold down the control and V keys to paste your screen grab.

If you would like your print screen to be saved as an image (instead of copied to the clipboard) press and hold down the Windows Key and Print Screen buttons.

Just like using the print screen button by itself, you won’t see an immediate visual confirming your screenshot has been saved.

To find the image, go to your “Pictures” folder. Once there, you will see a folder for screenshots.

To save one window as an image, use the Alt and Print Screen keys as discussed, and then paste the image into an editing tool.

A common editing tool for Windows is Microsoft Paint.

To use Microsoft Paint to save your screenshot image, click on the Windows icon in the lower left-hand corner of your screen and type “paint” into the search bar.