Frequently Asked Question

How do I take a screenshot?

Last Updated a year ago

Opening Snipping Tool

Way 1: Open from Start Menu.

Get into Start Menu, select All apps, choose Windows Accessories and tap Snipping Tool.


Way 2: Open it by searching.

Type snip in the search box on taskbar, and click Snipping Tool in the result.


Way 3: Turn it on via Run.

Display Run using Windows+R, input snippingtool and hit OK.


Using Snipping Tool

  • To choose the type of snip you want, select Mode (or, in older versions of Windows, the arrow next to New), and then choose Free-form, Rectangular,Window, or Full-screen Snip. When making free-form or rectangular snips, use your mouse to select the area that you want to capture.

    Snipping tool mode options
  • To take a new screenshot using the same mode you used last, select New.
  • Use the Save and Copy buttons at the top of the snip to save or copy it to the clipboard.
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