How to take screenshots and save them automatically in Windows 8 [Tip]

Screenshots in Windows 8

Here is a nifty feature, new to Windows 8 — Well… While taking screenshots within Windows’ built-in functionality isn’t new, the automatic saving it is –. Keep reading to learn how to capture everything in the desktop with a simple shortcut.


1. To take a screenshot in Windows 8, open your favorite app or just leave everything as it is.

2. Press the Windows 8 Key - Small Monochrome while also pressing the PrtScn or also known as the Print Screen key.

That’s all there is to it. This tip works in the Windows Desktop, in the new Metro style environment or in the combination of both when using the Snap view. Now the last thing left to do is to open the Windows Explorer, go to Pictures library from the left pane and the image captured will be inside the Screenshots’ folder.

Source How To Geek

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