How to Include the Mouse Cursor in a Windows 10 Screenshot
Microsoft provides two distinct options to capture the screen using bundled tools. The first, and oldest, is the PrtScr button on the keyboard, a tool that requires copying an image and pasting it into Paint to edit. It’s not ideal, and lacks the features of the newer version: Snipping Tool.
While a giant leap forward for screenshots on Windows devices, even Snipping Tool falls short in one key area that I never knew I needed until I actually needed it; I couldn’t capture the mouse cursor. Here’s the roundabout fix I came up with so that I can get that pesky mouse cursor in the image, when required. Of course, you can also use third-party tools to do the same thing -- or record the screen, cursor included -- but for me, this isn’t something I’ll need that often.
- Type Steps recorder in the Search box on the Taskbar.
- Select Steps Recorder from the search options.
- In the recording menu bar, click record. Step recorder will capture all user actions after this point.
- Click stop. A page with all recorded steps will appear.
- Scroll down to find the screenshot you need.
- Right-click on the screenshot to open the context menu.
- Click Save picture as to save the screenshot.
- Type a file name in the File name field.
- Click save.
- Click X in the upper right corner to close the Steps Recorder.
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