Taking a screenshot

Take a screenshot

Take a screenshot

A picture of your screen is the quickest way to describe your error message. Heres 4 different ways to capture a screenshot in Windows 10.

Windows Snipping Tool
The Windows’ built-in screenshot tool, the Snipping Tool, can be found in Start > All Programs > Windows Accessories > Snipping Tool.
The default snip is a rectangular snip and you will use your mouse to crop a rectangular part of your screen for capture. You can also take free-form, window, and full-screen snips with the Snipping Tool.

The Snipping Tool does not automatically save your screenshots. You will need to manually save them in the tool before you exit. It does automatically copy your captures to the clipboard.

Print Screen
To capture your entire screen, tap the PrtScn button. Your screenshot will be copied to the clipboard. You then need to open an image editing tool (such as Microsoft Paint), paste the screenshot into the editor and save the file from there.

Windows Key + Print Screen
To capture your entire screen and automatically save the screenshot, tap the Windows key + PrtScn. Your screen will briefly go dim to indicate that you’ve just taken a screenshot, and the screenshot will be automatically saved in the Pictures > Screenshots folder.

Alt + Print Screen
To take a quick screenshot of the active window, tap the Alt key + PrtScn. This will snap your currently active window and copy the screenshot to the clipboard. You will need to open the shot in an image editor to save it.

By | 2019-01-07T08:12:42+13:00 February 26th, 2018|Categories: Spinnaker Tips|Comments Off on Taking a screenshot