1. To Take a Screenshot of the Entire Display Screen NOTE: If you have multiple monitors, then they will also be included in the full screen screenshot. This option will also include context menus in the screenshot
. You could use this option to take a screenshot of a Metro screen
A) Press the PrtScn key for a desktop computer.
NOTE: On laptops or notebooks, you may need to press either the Ctrl+PrtScn or Fn+PrtScn key instead of only the PrtScn key.
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Take a Screenshot of only the "Active" Window NOTE: This will just be a screenshot of the window that you have the focus set on. The window that has focus will have a darker border than the other opened windows
A) Click on the title bar of the window that you want to take a screenshot of to place focus on it.
B) Press the Alt+PrtScn key for a desktop computer.
NOTE: On laptops or notebooks, you may need to press the Alt+Fn+PrtScn key instead of only the Alt+PrtScn key.
3. Open the "Charms" bar
, and click on the Search
Click on Apps
in the right pane, type in Paint
in the search box, then scroll to and click on Paint
in the left pane. (see screenshot below) 5.
In Paint, press Ctrl+V
to paste the screenshot into Paint.
A) Go to step 7.
In Paint, click on the rectangle above Select
on the toolbar, then right click on the white space in the lower main pane of Paint and click on Paste
. (see screenshot below)
Make any crops or adjustments you would like to the screenshot. (see screenshots below) NOTE: For detailed information on how to use Paint, click on the icon at the upper right corner in Paint. The left screenshot is of a single window, and the right screenshot is of the full screen
When ready to save the screenshot, click on the file drop down arrow to the left of the Home
tab. Next, hover the mouse pointer on Save as
to open it, then click on the file extension (ex: JPEG
) that you want to save the screenshot as. (see screenshot below)
Navigate to where you want to save the screenshot. Type in a name for the screenshot to be saved as, and click on the Save
button. (see screenshot below)
When done taking screenshots, close Paint.