Do you have a laptop that surprisingly doesn’t have a PrtSc or PrntScrn button? Its probably buried in a fancy shortcut or function key bind that you’re not shown how to use. Are you not familiar with the new Windows keyboard features for taking screenshots? Alright, I got you. With all the laptop reviews we’ve had here in Back2Gaming, we’ve seen our fair share of keyboard layouts that surprisingly makes it hard to do a quick screnshot which asks makes you scratch your head on how to take a screenshot on a Windows laptop.
Here’s a quick and easy guide to show you how to take a screenshot with your Windows laptop:
- Using the Print Screen (PrtScn) button: The quickest and easiest way to take a screenshot on your Windows laptop is by using the “Print Screen” or “PrtScn” button. This button is usually located on the top row of your keyboard and may be labeled as “PrtScn” or “PRT SCR”. To take a screenshot, all you need to do is press the “PrtScn” button, which will capture the entire screen, and save it to your clipboard. To save the screenshot permanently, open an image editing software (such as MS Paint), and then press “Ctrl” + “V” to paste the screenshot. You can also save the image to your desired location.
- Using the Windows + Print Screen combination: Another way to take a screenshot on your Windows laptop is by using the “Windows” + “PrtScn” combination. Once you press these keys, the screen will dim for a while to indicate that the screenshot has been captured. The screenshot will be saved in the “Screenshots” folder located inside the “Pictures” folder. To access the screenshot, go to File Explorer > Pictures > Screenshots.
- Using the Snipping Tool: The Snipping Tool is an inbuilt screenshot tool available on all Windows laptops. It allows you to take screenshots of specific areas on your screen and also allows you to draw on the screenshot. To open the Snipping Tool, go to Start Menu > Windows Accessories > Snipping Tool. Once the tool is open, click “New” and select the type of snip you want to take. You can then save the screenshot to your desired location.
- Using the Windows + Shift + S combination: In newer versions of Windows (Windows 10 and above), you can take a screenshot using the “Windows” + “Shift” + “S” combination. Once you press these keys, the screen will dim, and the cursor will change. You can then click and drag the cursor to select the area you want to capture. The screenshot will be saved to your clipboard, and you can paste it in an image editor to save it permanently.
- Using third-party software: If you’re looking for a more advanced screenshot tool, you can install third-party software such as Lightshot or Greenshot. These tools provide additional features such as editing tools, cloud storage, and quick sharing options.
Conclusion: Capturing screenshots on your Windows laptop is an easy and useful feature that can save you time and effort. We hope this guide has helped you understand the various ways to take a screenshot on your Windows laptop. Whether you’re using the “PrtScn” button or a third-party tool, make sure to save your screenshots for future reference.