Snip It: Using the FREE Windows Snipping Tool Teacher Tech

This causes even greater degradation in performance. Isn’t this really old news, I thought everybody knew about defragging hard drives, since the days of MS-DOS. Use auslogics on demand defragger, no schedules for me.

For many years I was a devout SnagIt user—it’s still a PCMag Editors’ Choice winner for screenshot utilities—particularly because I liked how it saved any screenshots you took for use later. (I now find that the built-in Windows screenshot tools serve my needs adequately.) SnagIt can also capture videos of screen action, window scrolling, and graphics, such as arrows, for markup. Read our roundup of third-party screenshot utilities to learn more about the options available. Most importantly, you can save the screenshot and any edits using the 3.5-inch floppy disk icon . A Share button lets you send the image using Windows 11’s standard share panel, and you can also print the image or open it in another app from the menu options.

Anyone with one of the newer chips should have no trouble installing Windows 11 via Windows Update. A similar installation option is now available for the release version of Windows 11 via Microsoft’s Download Windows 11 page. Original equipment manufacturers can still ship computers without a TPM 2.0 coprocessor upon Microsoft’s approval. Some third-party software may refuse to run on “unsupported” configurations of Windows 11. Windows 11 SE was announced on November 9, 2021, as an edition exclusively for low-end devices sold in the education market, and a successor to Windows 10 S.

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It first started with the speculation that Windows 11 build is what Microsoft wants to ship as the final build for version 22H2, and that sign-off is May 20th. All whilst the original and good Windows 10 has full security support until 14th Oct 2025. It is extremely amusing to see people being proud about a number going up, whilst everything else is going downhill for their OS. Mayank Parmar is journalist covering technology news, but with a strong focus on Microsoft and Windows related stories.

  • If you use an ISO rather than Windows Update to do your upgrade, you can get way with using an older CPU.
  • Fragmentation doesn’t cause your computer to slow down as much as it used to—at least not until it’s very fragmented—but the simple answer is yes, you should still defragment your computer.
  • Now I can’t seem to get it to save anywhere other than ‘Documents’.
  • Click “Save Snip” to save your image to a location of your choosing.

In the app, you can edit, save and share this snip. If you don’t want to edit, leave it as it is, the snip is also copied to the clipboard, so you can directly paste it link wherever you want. In the top right corner, there are options to zoom, save as, copy and share the snip. Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keyboard shortcut. When the box opens, type snippingtool into it and press the Enter key. Click on the search box given next to the Start Menu and search for snipping tool.

Step2: Take screenshots with the following code:

Once you pick a layout , Windows will help you fill in the rest of it by serving up a menu of apps you currently have open and letting you assign them to different parts of the screen. Hover your mouse over the minimize/maximize button in the top-right corner of any app and Windows 11 will pop up this handy GUI for laying out windows on your display. It’s a nice idea, and after using Windows 11 for over a month, I can tell you that some of the new features incorporated into its design do work well. They give me more tools for managing what I’m paying attention to on my PC, and when. Auto HDR and DirectStorage will improve game performance — if you have compatible hardware.

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