What if you need to take a screenshot in Windows 10, but you don’t have a “Print Screen” key on your keyboard, or you don’t have a keyboard at all? Luckily, it’s easy to capture your screen with just a mouse thanks to a built-in tool called Snip & Sketch. Here̵
To run Snip & Sketch without a keyboard, open the Start menu and find “Snip & Sketch” in the alphabetical applications list. Click on the icon to start it.
With Snip & Sketch open, click the “New” button.
Using a toolbar that appears at the top of the screen, you can perform a rectangular cutout, a freeform cutout, a window cutout or a full screen cutout. Click the option that corresponds to what you want to capture and select a part of the screen if necessary.
After taking your screenshot, you’ll see a preview of the output in the Cut and Sketch window. To save the screenshot, click the “Save” button, which looks like a small floppy disk.
In the file save dialog box, browse to where you want to save the screenshot. The nice thing about Snip & Sketch is that it automatically names your screenshot with a timestamp, so you don’t need a keyboard to type in a new name. When you are done, click on ‘Save’.
Your screenshot has now been saved, you don’t need a keyboard.
If you think you’re going to be taking a lot of screenshots this way, you can pin Snip & Sketch to your taskbar so you don’t have to search for it in the Start menu every time. To do this, right-click on the Snip & Sketch icon and select ‘Pin to Taskbar’. Have fun taking screenshots!
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