How to take Screenshot on Laptop

There are 6 ways to take a Screenshot on your Laptop, Here are the ways and shortcuts that you can follow to take a Screenshot or Snapshot of your screen.

  • PrtScr

[Print Screen key] – Click the PrtScr button on your keyboard, which you can find in the first row of the keyboard.

The Screenshot would be copied into the clipboard, please paste the Screenshot to MS Word or any chat window to avoid any loss.

Print Screen
  • Win + PrtScr

[Windows key + Print Screen key] – By holding Windows key, press PrtScr button on keyboard.

The Screenshot can be found in This PC -> Screenshots folder.

  • Win + Alt + PrtScr

[Windows key + Alt key + Print Screen key] – By holding Windows key and then Alt key, press PrtScr button on keyboard.

The Screenshot can be found in This PC -> Users -> Username -> Videos -> Captures folder.

(Note: This shortcut is mostly used while gaming to capture screen)

Win Alt PrtScr
  • Alt + PrtScr

[Alt key + Print Screen key] – By holding Alt key, press PrtScr button on keyboard.

This function will only capture current window on the screen.

The Screenshot will be copied to your clipboard, so you can paste it to MS word or any other application to avoid any loss.

(Note: This shortcut or function only captures the current window of the screen and will not capture the below app bar or time bar)

Alt PrtScr
  • Win + Shift + S

[Windows key + Shift key + S key] – By holding Windows key and then Shift key, press the alphabet S on your keyboard. Then computer screen will be dimmed and cursor would change to + (plus symbol), then click and drag anywhere on the screen until you want the screenshot to be captured.

Just after you leave the cursor, you will see a notification pop up on the lower-right side of the screen, click on it to save. Or you can just paste the Screenshot to MS Word directly.

(Note – This method is also called as Snapshot)

Win Shift S
Screenshot
  • Snipping Tool

[Snipping Tool] – Go to search box and type ‘snipping tool’, click on that, then click and drag the cursor anywhere on the screen to capture Screenshot.

You can find the Screenshot on the same Snipping Tool application. You can either copy the Screenshot by right clicking on it or you can save it.

Snipping Tool

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