How to Capture Screen on Windows 10?

Snipping Tools is moving… Try the new Snip & Sketch

Microsoft has introduced a new app ‘Snip & Sketch‘ which is replacing the popular Snipping Tool. Snipping Tool is still available, but probably you don’t need both of them. See how you can quickly take screenshots using Snip & Sketch on Windows PC here.

Windows 10 comes with a bunch of useful small tools, such as the Windows movie maker, voice recorder, snipping tool, steps recorder, etc. Today we will discuss how to find Snipping Tool and capture screen on Windows 10? At the bottom of this post, we will also recommend several third-party screen recorders that can help us record desktop screen videos on Windows 10 computer.

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Where to find Snipping Tool on Windows 10?

find snipping tool windows 10

Windows has this built-in utility since Windows 7. There are different ways you can find Snipping tool on Windows 10. You can access the screen capture software on Win 10 from the Start menu >> All Apps >> Windows Accessories >> Snipping Tool. When you select the All Apps option, this will brings up a very long alphabetical list of programs and folders, scroll down to the W section to find Windows Accessories and Snipping Tool beneath. If you’re a frequent Snipping Tool user, right-click on the Snipping Tool to get the pop-up context menu, then choose ‘Pin to Start’ or ‘Pin to Task bar’. You can choose to pin Snipping Tool to Windows 10 task bar, so in the future, you can quick launch snapping tool on windows 10 in just one click.

Another quick way to find the Snipping tool on Win 10 is to make use of the search. There is a big search box besides the Start menu, type in ‘snipping tool‘, you will find it from the top of the search result. Click on it to launch the snipping tool on Windows 10.

How to Capture Screen on Windows 10?

There are basically three steps to capture screen or take screenshots on Windows 10. Firstly choose the screen capturing mode, you can choose to create a free-form snip, rectangular snip, window snip or full-screen snip.

  1. Free-form Snip: draw and captures any irregular part of the screen
  2. Rectangular Snip: drag the cursor around an object to form a rectangle
  3. Window Snip: select an open window, such as a browser window or dialog box and let you capture it
  4. Full-screen snip: capture the entire screen when you select this type of snip.
capture screen using snipping tool on windows 10

After that, click the New button to capture anything on your Windows screen. Finally save the screenshot on Windows 10. You will also have the option to edit captured snip before saving on to your PC. You can also set to screen capturing for a few seconds which is new in Snipping tool for Windows 10.

When we find there are many new features being added to Windows 10, we also noticed that some features are missing, such as the DVD player. Although you can buy Windows DVD player from Windows Store, it however is not free any more. Here, we recommend you download this free DVD player to play DVDs on Win 10.

Record screen videos in Windows 10

If you want also record desktop or any thing displays on your computer screen, you can follow this guide to record desktop on Windows 10 computer using a third-party screen recorder app. Other than that, Format Factory is a great option which has the screen recorder built-in. We can use it to record screen videos on Windows PC without any fee.

Update May 2021: added the new snipping program for Windows 10 – Snip & Sketch.

1 thought on “How to Capture Screen on Windows 10?”

  1. Great post, it’s useful for me. If you want to capture windows 10 screen. I’d recommend this screen recorder to you, free and no need to install anything, it’s a cloud service.

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