How to Capture Screen on Windows 11, 10?

Windows OS 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 11 or 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 computer.

windows snipping tool app icon

Where to find Snipping Tool on Windows PC?

There are different ways you can find Snipping tool on Windows 11 or Windows 10. You can access the screen capture software from the Start menu >> All Apps, and then scroll through the alphabetical list on the left to find the Snipping Tool. 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 task bar, so in the future, you can quick launch snapping tool on windows computer in just one click.

Another quick way to find the Snipping tool on Windows computer is to make use of the search. There is a big search box besides the Start menu on the taskbar, 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 PC.

How to Capture Screen on computer?

There are basically three steps to capture screen or take screenshots on Windows PC.

Capture Screen, take screenshot using Snipping Tool on computer

Firstly make sure the screen capturing mode is activated. Click the Camera icon to enable screenshot. Then choose 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.

After that, click the New button to capture anything on your Windows screen. You will also have the option to edit captured snip before saving on to your PC.

Record screen videos in Windows 11 and Windows 10

If you want also record desktop or any thing displays on your computer screen, the Snipping Tool can also help. It has a screen recording option if you have Windows 11 (build 22621.1344) or later.

Click to switch from the Screenshot to the Recording option on the toolbar of the Snipping Tool window.

Capture Screen, record screen video using Snipping Tool on computer

Click on the New button. Then draw a box around the portion of the screen you wish to capture. Click the Start recording button from the floating toolbar along the top of your PC screen, a countdown appears and then screen recording starts. You can pause the recording temporarily if need. Click Stop to finish the recording when you are ready. The recorded screen will be opened in the Snipping Tool, so you can play the video before you save it to your computer. Click the Save button to save your screen recording as a video in MP4 format, the only file format it supports currently.

1 thought on “How to Capture Screen on Windows 11, 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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