introduced a new method for creating screenshots last year. Snipping Tool is not available. Snip & Sketch is in. (The snipping tool is still running, but Microsoft claims it will expire.)
How the Snip & Sketch tool works ̵
Snip & Sketch
The Snip & Sketch tool is easier to access and makes it easier to share screenshots. However, it lacks an important feature that keeps me on the Team Snipping Tool. Click the New button at the top left of the Snip & Sketch window to start a screen capture.
The Snip & Sketch window disappears, and in its place, a small menu is displayed at the top of the screen where you can choose what kind of screenshot you want to capture – rectangular, freeform, or full screen. Amazingly, it does not provide a way to take a screenshot of a window, which is my task with the Snipping Tool. You can also click the down arrow next to the New button in the Snip & Sketch window to delay a snip by 3 or 10 seconds.
After you have taken a screenshot, it will be loaded into Snip & Sketch, where you can add notes using the pencil, pen, and other tools at the top of the window. Your screenshot will also be copied to your clipboard and will contain all the comments you have made.
Windows Key + Print Screen
To capture the entire screen and tap the Windows Key + Print Screen Key . Your screen will dimm briefly to indicate that you have just taken a screenshot, and the screenshot will be saved in the Pictures> Screenshots folder.
Windows key + Shift-S
You can also use the keyboard shortcut ] Windows key + Shift-S (or the new button in the Action Center to take a screenshot with Snip & To record a sketch). Your screen gets darker, and at the top of the screen is the little Snip & Sketch menu, where you can choose what kind of screenshot you want to capture.
Alt + Print Screen
Quick screenshot of Use the keyboard shortcut Alt + Print in the active window. This captures your currently active window and copies the screenshot to the clipboard. You must open the recording in an image editor to save it.
The Game Bar lets you take a screenshot, whether you're playing a game or not. Press the Windows key + the G key to bring up the game bar. From here, you can click on the screenshot button in the game bar or use the standard keyboard shortcut Windows Key + Alt + Print to create a full screen screenshot. To set your own keyboard shortcut to the gamebar screenshot: Settings> Games> Gamebar . If you save a little, you must also activate the Game Bar on this settings page by making sure you include game clips, screenshots, and broadcasts with the Game Bar.
Windows Logo + Quiet
When you rock ayou can use the physical (well, physical) buttons to take a screenshot of your entire screen – much like you would A screenshot on another phone or tablet. To do this, hold down the Windows logo touch button at the bottom of the Surface screen and press the volume button on the side of the tablet. The screen briefly dimmes and the screenshot is automatically saved in the Pictures> Screenshots folder.
Originally posted on December 20, 2016.
Update, April 3, 2019: Added detail of the screenshot tool to the game bar.
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