Are you looking for a way to take screenshots on your Windows 11 laptop? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’re going to teach you how to take screenshots on your Windows 11 laptop, using both the keyboard shortcut and the Snipping Tool. We’ll also talk about some of the best practices for taking screenshots, so that you can get the most out of this handy feature.
Taking screenshots is a great way to capture important information, or to simply share what’s on your screen with others. Screenshots are especially useful when you’re trying to troubleshoot a problem, because they can provide valuable context that can’t be conveyed in words alone.
There are two primary ways to take a screenshot on a Windows 11 laptop: Using the keyboard shortcut, or Using the Snipping Tool. We’ll walk you through both methods so that you can choose the one that best suits your needs.
PrtScn and Ctrl + V
The keyboard shortcut for taking screenshots on a Windows 11 laptop is PrtScn. To use this shortcut, simply press the PrtScn key on your keyboard, and the screenshot will be saved to your clipboard.
If you want to paste the screenshot into another application, such as Microsoft Word or Photoshop, then you can use theCtrl+V shortcut to paste it.
If you want to save the screenshot as an image file, then you can open the Paint application and use the Ctrl+V shortcut to paste the screenshot into a new document. Once you’ve done that, you can save the file by going to File > Save As.
Windows + PrtScn
To take a screenshot using the keyboard shortcut, simply press the Windows key + PrtScn on your keyboard. This will take a screenshot of your entire screen, and save it as a PNG file in the Pictures > Screenshots folder.
Windows + Shift + S to quickly open Snipping Tool
If you only want to capture a specific area of your screen, you can use the Snipping Tool. To launch the Snipping Tool, press the Windows key + S on your keyboard, and then type “snipping tool” into the search bar. Click on the Snipping Tool icon to launch it.
Once the Snipping Tool is open, you can select the type of screenshot you’d like to take: free-form, rectangular, window, or full-screen. Then, use your mouse to select the area you’d like to capture. Once you’ve made your selection, click on the “Save as” button, and then choose where you’d like to save your screenshot.
The keyboard shortcut for the Snipping Tool is Win + Shift + S. If you want to launch the Snipping Tool quickly, simply press these three keys on your keyboard.