How To Quick Screenshot On Windows 11

Welcome to Tech Tips! In this blog post, we will explore how to take quick screenshots on the newly released Windows 11 operating system. Screenshots are an essential tool for capturing and sharing information from your computer screen. With Windows 11, taking a screenshot has never been easier.

Method 1: Using the Snip and Sketch Tool

The Snip and Sketch tool, previously known as the Snipping Tool, is a built-in Windows application for taking screenshots. In Windows 11, you can access this tool by following these simple steps:

  1. Press the Win + Shift + S keys simultaneously to open the Snip and Sketch tool.
  2. Select the type of screenshot you want to capture (rectangular, freeform, window, or fullscreen).
  3. Click and drag your mouse to capture the desired screenshot area.
  4. Release the mouse button to take the screenshot.
  5. The screenshot will be copied to your clipboard. You can then paste it into any application, such as Microsoft Paint or Word.

Method 2: Using the Print Screen Key

The Print Screen key, usually labeled as PrtScn or PrtScr, is a dedicated key on your keyboard for capturing screenshots. Here’s how to use it in Windows 11:

  • To capture the entire screen, simply press the PrtScn key. This will copy the screenshot to your clipboard, allowing you to paste it into an application like Microsoft Paint or Word.
  • To capture only the active window, press the Alt + PrtScn keys simultaneously. This will also copy the screenshot to your clipboard.

Note: Some keyboards, especially on laptops, might require you to press the Fn (Function) key in combination with the PrtScn key.

Method 3: Using the Xbox Game Bar

If you’re a gamer or frequently record your screen, you might find the Xbox Game Bar useful for taking screenshots. Here’s how to use this feature:

  1. Press the Win + G keys simultaneously to open the Xbox Game Bar.
  2. Click on the Capture button (camera icon) in the toolbar to take a screenshot. You can also press the Win + Alt + PrtScn keys simultaneously as a shortcut.
  3. The screenshot will be saved in the default folder: Videos\Captures.


Windows 11 offers several convenient methods for quickly capturing screenshots. Whether you prefer using the Snip and Sketch tool, the Print Screen key, or the Xbox Game Bar, you now know how to take a screenshot in Windows 11. Happy snapping!