How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 11 – How-To Geek

In Windows 11, taking a screenshot is a straightforward process. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Capture Full Screen:
    • Press the “Print Screen” (PrtScn) key on your keyboard. You can usually find this key located in the top-right corner of the keyboard. The screen will briefly dim, indicating that the screenshot has been taken.
  2. Capture Active Window:
    • If you only want to capture the active window (the window currently in focus), press “Alt + Print Screen” together. The screenshot of the active window will be taken.
  3. Capture Part of the Screen:
    • Windows 11 also introduces a new feature called “Snip & Sketch” for capturing part of the screen. To use it, press the “Windows key + Shift + S” together. The screen will be dimmed, and a small menu will appear at the top of the screen, allowing you to select the type of snip you want (rectangular, freeform, window, or full-screen). After making your selection, click and drag to capture the desired area. The screenshot will be copied to the clipboard.
  4. Access the Screenshot:
    • After taking a screenshot, it is automatically saved to the clipboard. You can then paste the screenshot into an image editor, document, or any other application that accepts images by pressing “Ctrl + V” or right-clicking and selecting “Paste.”
  5. Using Snip & Sketch App (Optional):
    • If you prefer a dedicated app for taking and editing screenshots, you can use the “Snip & Sketch” app. You can find it by typing “Snip & Sketch” in the Windows search bar and selecting it from the search results. The app provides more advanced screenshot features, including annotation and editing tools.
  6. Find Screenshots in the “Screenshots” Folder:
    • By default, all screenshots are saved in the “Screenshots” folder within the “Pictures” directory. You can access the folder by opening “File Explorer” and navigating to “Pictures > Screenshots.”

Remember that the steps and keyboard shortcuts mentioned above are specific to Windows 11. If you are using an older version of Windows, such as Windows 10, the steps might be slightly different.

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