We need to take a screenshot (print screen) very often, both on the smartphone, iPhone, tablet, as well as on the computer. Unfortunately, on Windows 11 we can't mod default to take screenshots of all the elements we would like, because of some system limitations. In this tutorial we will see how can you take a screenshot of the notifications UAC (User Account Control) pe Windows 11.
Up to Windows Vista, those who caught the operating system Windows XP or even older versions, I know that it was used for screenshots “Print Screen“ (key PrtScn). Starting with Windows Vista, Microsoft introduced the utility Snipping Tool dedicated for ecan catches. (screen shot) Snipping Tool it has been improved over the years and preserved until today, on Windows 11.
Theoretically, we could take a screenshot of absolutely anything Windows 11, but when a dialogue box intervenes User Account Control (UAC), Snipping Tool and keyboard shortcuts for screenshot become useless. This is because the area Desktop receives the UAC notification in a secure environment that does not allow any user action before taking the decisions indicated by the UAC notification.
Fortunately, there is a method by which you can take a screenshot of the UAC notification boxes.
How to screenshot UAC notifications on Windows 11
So that you can take a screenshot of the notifications UAC pe Windows 11, you have to deactivate “User Account Control: Switch to the secure desktop when prompting for elevation“.
Most of the security settings and configurations, functionality and options of Windows are located in Local Group Policy.
To access Local Group Policy, press the keys
Windows + R, you write
gpedit.mscthen Enter to open Local Group Policy Editor.
The next step is to navigate in Local Group Policy Editor la computer Configuration > Security Settings > Local Police > Security Options.
In the drop-down list, somewhere at the bottom you have to set “Disabled“ for “User Account Control: Switch to the secure desktop when prompting for elevation“.
After this step you can use keyboard shortcuts (Windows + Shift + S) to take a screenshot of User Account Control notifications in Windows 11.
Without the above setting from this tutorial, I would not have been able to take a screenshot of the notification User Account Control which it appears every time when i start Windows 11, and asks if I allow it Microsoft OneDrive to make changes on the device.