Screen Shot on Windows 11
How to take a screenshot without any extra software
- Pressing Windows key + Shift + S will bring up the Snip & Sketch App
- Pick from the 4 choices – Rectangular Snip, Freeform Snip, Windows Snip, or Fullscreen Snip
- Click on what you want to screen shot
- Use the Notification Area in Windows 11 to view, edit and save your screen shot.
Although you can still use the Print Screen button to take a screenshot of everything you can see across all monitors, or Alt + Print Screen to take a screenshot, this will purely add that image to the clipboard. You’ll then need to paste it somewhere to have a copy of it to work with and save.
Snipping tool provides a few more handy functions compared to Print Screen, and you don’t have to open the program to use it, you can just use the key combo Windows logo key + Shift + S all at the same time.
Once you’ve taken a screenshot, it will immediately be available on the clipboard too, so you’re able to paste it straight into a document, email or anywhere else that will accept clipboard images.
You can also just launch Snipping tool to use the ‘New’ button, after selecting what sort of screen shot you want – Rectangle mode, WIndow mode, Full-screen mode or Free-form mode.
Also, if you’re wondering – is it ‘Screen Shot’ or ‘Screenshot’ – both are acceptable according to dictionary.com.