Probably every Windows user is familiar with the Snipping Tool present in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Although most users know how to take a snapshot using the Snipping tool, many of them don’t know how to take a snapshot of the Start menu or a context menu using the same tool.
Have you ever tried to take the snapshot of the desktop context menu (right-click menu)? Chances are that you were not successful in doing so. Because, by default, you can’t take the snapshot of a context menu or the Start menu using the Windows Snipping Tool.
But there is a hidden and easy way to take a snapshot of the context menu and other areas that you can’t usually take a snap of with the built-in Snipping Tool in Windows 10/8/7.
If you’re on Windows 10, use can use the new delay or timer feature in Snipping Tool to capture the context menu.
Take a snapshot of menus in Windows
Here is how to take a snapshot of a context menu or the Start menu in Windows 7:
1. Launch the Snipping Tool.
2. Press Esc button to minimize it.
3. Now, open Start menu or a context menu that you want to take the snapshot.
4. Press Ctrl + Print Screen keys to take the snapshot of the opened Start menu or context menu.
5. Save the snapshot and you are Done! As simple as that!
Thanks to our active reader “Rob” for this tip.