Taking screenshots is an easy way to capture something that you see on your screen. There are several tools available for taking screenshots, but Windows 7 users don’t need to install any additional software—there’s already a built-in tool for taking screenshots. But what if you want to take a screenshot without using the Snipping Tool? How do you do it? Read on to find out. Learn How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 7 Without Snipping Tool?
How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 7 Without Snipping Tool?
Print Screen Button Method
The simplest way to take a screenshot without using the Snipping Tool is by pressing the Print Screen button. This button is typically located above the arrow keys on your keyboard but may be labeled differently depending on your computer or laptop model. Pressing this button will copy the entire desktop screen onto your clipboard. To paste it, open Microsoft Paint and press Ctrl + V simultaneously. You can then save the image as an .png file or other format of your choosing.
Alt+Print Screen Method
Another option for taking a screenshot without using the Snipping Tool is by pressing Alt + Print Screen at the same time. This will copy only the active window onto your clipboard instead of copying the entire desktop screen like with just pressing Print Screen alone. Once again, you can paste it into Paint and save it as an .png file or other format of your choice.
Windows Key+Print Screen Method
If you have Windows 8 or higher, there’s another alternative method—pressing Windows Key + Print Screen will automatically take a screenshot that gets saved directly in a folder called “Screenshots” inside of Pictures library in File Explorer (or My Pictures). The images are automatically named “Screenshot (#)” and get saved as .png files so no extra formatting needs to be done after taking them. However, this method won’t work on Windows 7 since it doesn’t have this feature built-in already like later versions do.
Taking screenshots in Windows 7 without using Snipping Tool doesn’t have to be complicated—it’s actually quite simple! Whether you use the standard Print Screen method, press Alt+Print Screen for just an active window, or use Windows Key+Print Screen if you have a later version of Windows, screenshots can easily be taken without additional software needed so that you can capture whatever content appears on your screen quickly and conveniently!