How to use Windows 10 screenshot

Many people nowadays need to use a variety of screen capture software to record the contents of their computer screen, either to capture gameplay or to do video demonstrations or tutorials.

Fortunately, Windows 10 brought the screen capture feature natively, allowing the user to no longer need external programs for this purpose. The problem is that almost no one knows this new function and ends up not using it. If you want to know how to use Windows 10 screenshot without difficulty, just check out our tutorial below.

Using the Windows 10 Screenshot

First, it is important to note that this feature was developed with Xbox platform players (Microsoft's line of video games) in mind. That's because it's so common for players to want to record and share their moves with their friends or the general public on the Internet.

Still, we can simply use the screenshot for anything on our computer without any difficulty. First, you will need to open your start menu and look for the "Xbox" option between the frames on the left side of the screen. If you don't find the option there, just type "Xbox" in your search bar.

You will need to enter your Microsoft email login, as you can to unlock your Windows 10 user every time you turn on your PC. If you don't have an account on an Xbox, Windows will get you up and running quickly, which you can change later if you wish.

With the Xbox app open, scroll to the screen you want to capture and press the Windows key and G at the same time. You will be asked if this is for a game, to which you simply answer "Yes, this is a game". This will open a small window with options to take a picture of your screen, start a recording or view your settings.

For greater control of what your capture will look like, click settings to change whatever you think is needed to suit your preferences. You can enable background recording, set the maximum time for your captures, and choose whether you prefer to see the recording timer in the corner of the screen or not.

With everything the way you prefer, you can start your recordings in the same little menu we mentioned before. You can open it at any time with the same shortcut we taught just now, which makes things a lot easier.

Once you have used the app to make prints or record anything you want on your screen, you can find your image and video files in the Xbox app itself (which will give you the option to view or open them in your folder) or you can quickly access the folder in which they are saved and stored.

The destination of this folder is quite simple to find: go to "C:" in "My Computer", go to the "Users" folder, look for your name among the users that are displayed, go to the "Videos" folder and open the folder Catches.

There will be all your media generated with the screenshot feature, so you can copy and edit these files any way you like!

Did you like our tips on using the native screen capture feature in Windows 10? So don't forget to leave your comment telling us if the tutorial worked with you or if you had any questions about the process described above!

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