How to take a screenshot on a laptop

The screenshot on the laptop shows that everyone needs to make their communication easy by sharing images. We can take screenshots of errors in files or Windows, videos, and online payment receipts on laptops. 

Mostly people need to learn how to take screenshots on the laptop. Here in this article, we will discuss how we can take screenshots on laptops with different Windows.

How to take a screenshot on a laptop

Using the Print Screen Key

Full-Screen Capture

In the upper right side of your keyboard, there is a button of the Print Screen labeled as PrtScn or PrtSC depending on your laptop. Here in this method, we will see how to use this button to take a screenshot on your laptop.

  • Press the Print Screen key to take a screenshot of the entire screen.

  • The screenshot will be copied to your clipboard.

  • Then open the screenshot and edit it with the help of the image editor.

  • Edit your screenshot according to your need and then save it.

Capturing the Entire Screen in Windows 8, 8.1, 10, and 11

To capture a screen in Windows 8, 8.1, 10, and 11 use the following method

  • To capture the entire screen in Windows, you will see a Window key on your keyboard.

  • Press the Widow key and Print Screen button at the same time

  • The screen will give a screenshot after pressing the keys 

  • The screenshot will be saved in your download or clipboard

  • Open the screenshot image and edit if you want with the help of the image editor.

  • After editing save the image again.

Capturing a Single Active Window

You can also capture the one active Window screen by the following method.

  • To take a screenshot of one single active screen use the buttons Alt and Print Screen.

  • Press the keys Alt and Print Scrn at the same time.

  • The screenshot will be copied to your clipboard

  • Open the screenshot and save it to your downloads or images

Using Snip & Sketch (Windows 10 and Later)

You can also use the Snip & Sketch tool to take a screenshot on your laptop. This tool also provides editing features and is easy to use. Here is the way to use this tool.

  • To take a screenshot from the Snip & Sketch tool use Window, Shift, and S keys.

  • Press the keys Windows + Shift + S at the same time

  • The screenshot will be captured and you can drag the image

  • Select the image and crop it if you want according to your need

  • Editing and dragging of the image are the key features of the Snip & Sketch tool

  • After editing simply save it in your downloads or pictures.

  • This tool is mostly valuable to Windows 10 and the after-updates of Windows.

Using the Snipping Tool

Using the Snipping tool on your laptop is very easy but first, you have to find it and then use this tool. Here is the method of using the snipping tool.

  • Firstly, search for the snipping tool in the search bar from the main menu of the laptop

  • Press Ctrl + N to create a new snip.

  • Select the part of the screen from the laptop to take a screenshot

  • After selecting the screen save the image from the options

  • The image will be saved as PNG or JPEG file.


Where are my screenshots saved on Windows 10?

Your screenshots will be automatically saved in your Screenshot folders in Pictures or Downloads in your file manager place.

How can we take a screenshot of only a part of the screen?

Use Snip & Sketch by pressing the keys Windows + Shift + S, then click and drag to select the area where you want to take a screenshot.

What can we do if our PrtScn key doesn’t work?

First of all, make sure that your key is enabled from the BIOS setting on your laptop. If it is enabled and still not working then press Fn + PrtSc.

How can I take screenshots on a tablet?

You can take screenshots of your tables by pressing the Windows + volume down keys to capture the screen.

Is there any tool for advanced screenshot editing?

Yes, there are several tools that you can find on Google to edit or capture the screen. Also in some latest laptops, there are options to edit or screenshot options.


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