How to Print Screen on Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a “print screen” function that allows you to capture everything on your screen. Let’s assume, as an example, that you are working on something and you wish to capture the information as a photo. The good news is that you can take a photo of everything that’s on your screen without having to use your phone or some other gadget. Here is how to use “prt sc” on Windows 10;

Print Screen Windows 10

The following is how to use print screen on Windows 10;

  1. Press on the Windows button on your computer.
  2. Simultaneously press on the “prt sc,” button.
  3. Your computer screen will momentarily dim, indicating that a screenshot has been taken.
  4. Screenshots are usually located in the “Pictures,” folder.

Print screen not working Windows 10

You may sometimes encounter a situation where the print screen function in Windows 10 does not appear to work. Should this happen, you first need to check to make sure that a screenshot has actually not been taken. Go to “Pictures,” “Screenshots,” and check to see if the screenshot is not there.

What usually happens to me is that sometimes I don’t get the momentarily dimming on my screen that shows that print screen is working. But when I check in the screenshots folder, I find that the screenshot is actually there.

Should you find that print screen really is not working on your Windows 10 computer, you may need to use a 3rd party application to make it happen. There are many such applications out there, some of which work from browsers. You can also use the Snipping tool to capture screenshots on your Windows 10 PC. That’s what to do if print screen doesn’t work on Windows 10.

Print screen button not working Windows 10

Some people claim that their print screen button is not working. However, what usually happens is that they will be pressing the button without first pressing the Windows or alt keys. If you only press the print screen button, you will not be able to capture what’s on your computer. As mentioned at the top, you fist need to press the Windows button.

Print screen Windows 10 shortcut

The print screen Windows 10 shortcut is “Windows key + prt sc” button. That’s the print screen command for Windows 10 computers.

Alt print screen Windows 10

This is another Windows 10 print screen command. However, this one captures the image to the clipboard. You can then paste it onto Word, as an example. When you use Alt+prt sc, your computer does not flash as happens when you use Windows+prt sc.

Default print screen location Windows 10

Images that you capture using the print screen function are stored in “Pictures,” “Screenshots.”

Best free print screen software Windows 10

The Snipping Tool is the best free print screen software for Windows 10. The great thing is that this nifty utility comes native with Windows 10. It’s already installed on your computer. So, you don’t need to go around hunting for it on the internet. All that you need to do is search for it and you can begin using it.

Print screen directly to printer Windows 10

As far as I know, there is no way to print screen directly to printer in Windows 10. What you first need to do is to save the image, which you can do by simply capturing a screenshot using the “Windows+prt sc” function. From there, you can then open the image before sending it to your printer for printing.

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