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Windows

How do I take a screenshot?

press PrtScn = Windows captures the entire screen and copies it to the (invisible) clipboard.

Where can I find that key?

PrtScn ScrLk Pause Look for this group of keys at the upper right of your keyboard. Note: Print Screen (PrtScn) might have been abbreviated differently on your keyboard.

How do I take a screenshot of a single window?

hold down Alt and press PrtScn = Windows captures only the currently active window and copies it to the clipboard.

I guess it’s in the clipboard now. How can I paste it into a document or something?

hold down Ctrl and press V = Windows pastes the screenshot (that is in the clipboard) into a document or image you are currently editing.

Where should I paste it? I just need a (graphics) file.

  1. Start “Paint”
  2. Paste
  3. Save

How do I take a screenshot and have it directly as a file?

hold down and press PrtScn = Windows (8 or 10) captures the entire screen and saves it as a file to your Pictures > Screenshots folder.

Can you show me in a video?

Is there a dedicated program for taking screenshots? How can I find it?

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