A screenshot is a picture of what is on your computer screen. Screenshots provide a means of quickly sharing exactly what is on your screen via email or other means, and are often the quickest way to share what is happening on your computer with Information Services when you experience a problem with an app or tool. In this article, we'll show you how to capture a screenshot on Windows 10.

Capture a Screenshot

1. Press the Windows + Shift + S keys on your keyboard simultaneously.

2. Your screen will turn slightly gray, your cursor appear as cross hairs, and you'll notice the Snip & Sketch toolbar at the top of the screen.

3. Click and drag the cross hairs over the content you would like to capture, releasing the mouse button when you have finished selecting the desired content.

4. An alert will appear indicating you have captured the on-screen content. Click the image in the alert to open the "Snip and Sketch" app.

5. Click the Save button in the upper right-hand corner of the Snip and Sketch app to save your screenshot. Usually it's easiest to save to the desktop, and then attach the file to an email or share it however else you may choose.