How to Take Screenshot in Windows 11/10 in Easy Steps | TechHarry

How to take screenshot on Windows 11/10 PC or a laptop

Microsoft has always surprised us with the latest updates and security measures. It recently launched a new operating system: Windows 11. Windows 11 is a big upgrade of Windows 10 OS. It has many old features along with a lot of new amazing features.

Similar to Windows 10, this new operating system Windows 11 has different ways to take snapshots or screenshots. Taking screenshots is widely used in Windows PCs. Users can take screenshots of an Instagram post that they want to share with others after editing it, screenshots of important data, or an MVP moment they want to boast of. There can be numerous reasons to take screenshots.

So, in this new article, you'll learn different but easy ways to take screenshots on your PC and even on your laptop. So, without wasting any time ado, let's get started.

1. PrintScreen or PrtScr

The specially created PrtScr key on the keyboard is the most used key for taking screenshots. Windows 10/11 easily identifies to take a screenshot whenever you press this key. It is situated on the top-right side of the keyboard mostly above the arrow keys. You can use this key for taking screenshots and paste them wherever you want.

2. Windows + Shift + S or Snipping Tool

This is another great shortcut key combination on the keyboard to take a screenshot of a particular section of the window. For example, if you want to take a snapshot of the Google icon on Google's homepage, click Windows+Shift+S keys and you'll see a rectangular select option to snip the image on the clipboard. Just move, then select that part and it will automatically copy the selected part on the clipboard. There are many other selecting options too including rectangular Snip, freeform snip, window snip, and the full-screen snip.

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3. Windows + PrtScr

This is an instant alternative to Snipping Tool Full Screen Snip mode. When you press the Windows + PrtScr keys on your keyboard, it will automatically save the full-screen screenshot on your download or document folder in Windows Files. Along with it, this shortcut key also copies the full screen into the clipboard to use later.

4. Alt + PrtScr

Alt + PrtScr shortcut key is just like pressing the PrtScr shortcut key but without including the taskbar. It means when you press Alt + PrtScr keys together, it automatically takes a screenshot of the full window except for the taskbar. It automatically excludes the taskbar and doesn't show which other apps are being used.

5. Windows + G​

As you know, Microsoft has acquired Xbox, and thus, it promotes Xbox and games. That's why we can see a game bar and other gaming features on our Windows OS. So, whenever you press Windows + G shortcut keys, you'll see a game bar where you can also record your screen, check CPU performance, sound settings, camera settings, etc. This feature is available on Windows 10 and Windows 11 as well.


So, that's it for this article. I hope you get how you can take a screenshot in Windows 11 and Windows 10. Conclusively, I like the PrtScr key press to take a screenshot the most. Let us know which method you use the most and why in the comment section.

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