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How to Take Screenshots in Edge with Web capture

Camera lens and Edge logo

We’ve mentioned how to take screenshots in Windows 10. You can now take screenshots while browsing with Microsoft Edge, with Edge’s Web capture feature.
(Note: This allows you to take an image copy of the whole page, including the parts not showing on your screen.)

Here are 3 ways to access Web capture

1. Via the Settings

While using Edge, click on the Settings icon (the three dots) in the top-right corner, or press the keyboard shortcut Alt+F to open the Settings menu.

Settings and more (Alt+F)

In the Settings menu list of options, you will see this icon Microsoft Edge Web Capture icon listed as Web capture.

Web capture option in Microsoft Edge (Ctrl+Shift+S)

Clicking on the icon (in your menu) opens the Web capture (screenshot) tool. Go to the next step.

2. Right-click menu

Right-clicking on a web page opens up the right-click context menu, where you will also see the same Web capture option.

Web capture via Microsoft Edge right-click menu

Click on Web capture (in your menu) to open the Web capture tool. Proceed to the next step.

3. Keyboard shortcut

If you prefer using one of Edge’s keyboard shortcuts, you can access Web capture by pressing Ctrl+Shift+S.

Next step:

After selecting Web capture, a small window will pop up with two options: Free select and Full page.

Web capture options

Free select allows you to select a portion of the page, and the full page option will take a picture of everything on your screen, including an image of the whole vertical webpage.

A Free select web capture taken in Microsoft Edge.

Clicking Copy will save the screenshot, and you can add notes to write a message on the screenshot.

Edge Web capture Draw option.

After adding a note, you can share it, copy it, or save it. The saved file will go to the Download folder you have set in Edge. For most people, that will be the default C:\Users\YourName\Downloads.

If you think you might often take screenshots with Microsoft Edge, why not right-click the Web capture icon and choose Show in toolbar.

Right-click Web capture - show in toolbar
Web capture in Microsoft Edge toolbar.

To remove it, simply right-click it again and choose Hide from toolbar.

Hide from toolbar option

Be sure to use the search box here at The Computer Mouse for other Microsoft Edge Tips.

Is Microsoft Edge’s Web capture something you use?

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