ADDITIONAL WAYS TO SCREENSHOT
While anyone can take a screenshot by pressing the Print Screen (prt sc) button, did you know that Windows 10 offers additional ways to screenshot, which may better suit your needs? Here are a few alternate ways to take screenshots using Windows 10:
- Alt + Print Screen captures only the active window. This is a great way to capture only the content you want to show when using multiple monitors with several windows open.
- Win + Print Screen not only takes a screenshot of your screen, but it saves it directly to your drive in the Pictures library, in the Screenshots folder, as PNG files.
- Win + H not only takes a screenshot of your active app, but it also brings up a sharing panel to easily insert and share the screenshot in other apps, including email.
- Win + Volume Down is ideal for tablet users, and will take a screenshot of your entire screen and save it to the Screenshot folder (similar to Win + Print Screen)
- The Snipping Tool provides flexibility to choose what is captured in the screenshot and allows you to make notes on or highlight content using the built-in tools.
- To create a Snipping Tool hotkey (keyboard shortcut), navigate to Start > All apps > Windows Accessories, right-click on Snipping Tool entry, click More, and then click Open file location to open Windows Accessories folder. Right-click on Snipping Tool shortcut, click Properties. Under Shortcut tab, click the field next to Shortcut key, and then enter a keyboard shortcut that you would like to use. Note that Windows automatically adds Ctrl + Alt as a prefix, but you can certainly go with something as easy as F7.
Our print team can offer you a lot of creative tips when it comes to your important printing projects, too. Remember, other printers may be nearby, but nobody comes close!