How To Screenshot on Dell Laptop For Any Windows

So, you are using a dell laptop and you came across something of interest you want to capture and you begin to wonder how to screenshot on Dell laptop.

You might be wondering how difficult it’s going to be, but it is not as difficult as you think. in fact, it is one of the easiest things to do on a Dell laptop.

If you have no computer experience and you are asking yourself how do you take a screenshot on a Dell laptop, you are in the right place and should have nothing to worry about.

You need to understand that performing a screenshot on a computer is a solution to all types of windows computer. This simply means that this post I am sharing with you today is applicable to any computer brand of computer including Dell

The following method I will be sharing with you today will involve two simple methods. These two methods will cover how to do a screenshot on a Dell laptop, Desktop, and tablet using any windows.

The two methods for screenshotting on a dell computer are:

  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Snipping tool

Keyboard shortcuts will involve a simple combination of keys you perform on your keyboard while the snipping tool is a system tool on windows that enables you to not just only capture your entire screen but also gives you a free hand tool to capture whatever selected area you want to screenshot.

These two methods apply to a dell laptop, desktop or tablet and also these devices running on any type of windows.

Now let’s get into it

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How to Screenshot on Dell Laptop or Desktop Using Keyboard Shortcuts

Steps for Windows 8 and 10

This is the step by step tutorial on how to screenshot on dell laptop for windows 8 and 10

Please note that this method will screenshot your whole screen

  1. Click on the Windows logo or Win key and the Print Screen or PrtScn key on your keyboard simultaneously. Your entire screen will dim for a sec.
  2. Now Open File Explorer by pressing the Windows logo key and E on your keyboard simultaneously.
  3. Navigate to This PC > Pictures > Screenshots or simply copy and paste this without the brackets (C:\Users\[YOUR NAME]\Pictures\Screenshots) to your file explorer navigation bar and immediately, you will find the image you screenshotted.

Steps for Windows 7 Devices

This is the step by step tutorial on how to screenshot on dell laptop for windows 7 and later.

Please note that this method will screenshot your whole screen

  1. Click on the Print Screen or PrtScn key on your keyboard to capture the whole screen and save it to the clipboard on your computer. Note If your Print Screen key has “PrtScn” located above another line of text, make sure you hold down the Fn key on your keyboard before pressing the Print Screen key.
  2. Now click on the Windows Start button in the lower-left corner of your computer screen and search for“paint“.
  3. Open the Paint application in the results.
  4. Now Paste the screenshot to the Paint program by pressing the Ctrl and V keys simultaneously on your keyboard.
  5. Click on Save and select the destination where you want the image to be saved.

To capture the currently active window instead of the entire desktop, here’s how:

  1. Press the Alt + Print Screen simultaneously.
  2. Make a window active by clicking on any part of it.
  3. The captured image is stored in the system clipboard and now you can paste into Paint application.
  4. Now click on the Windows Start button in the lower-left corner of your computer screen and search for“paint“.
  5. Open the Paint application in the results.
  6. Now Paste the screenshot to the Paint program by pressing the Ctrl and V keys simultaneously on your keyboard.
  7. Click on Save and select the destination where you want the image to be saved.

Steps for a Dell tablet

Just maybe you happen to be using a Dell Windows tablet computer, here’s how.

  1. Click on the Windows button and the volume down button on your tablet simultaneously to take a screenshot of your entire screen.

Your screenshot will be saved in the Screenshots folder in Pictures folder (C:\Users\[YOUR NAME]\Pictures\Screenshots).

How to Screenshot on Dell Laptop or Desktop Using Snipping Tool

Snipping tool like I mentioned earlier is a system tool on windows that enables you to not just only capture your entire screen but also gives you a free hand tool to capture whatever selected area you want to screenshot.

The step by step tutorial will guide you on how to screenshot on dell laptop using Snipping tool

Steps for Using Snipping Tool

  1. Click on the Start button in the lower-left corner of your dell computer screen and type in “snipping tool“.
  2. Click on the Snipping Tool program among the results.
  3. Once the program is opened click on New.
  4. Now Right Click and drag your mouse or trackpad across the area you want to capture
  5. Release your hand from your mouse or trackpad. A popup should appear showing you the area you captured.
  6. Click on Save and select the destination where you want the image to be saved.

Dell wrote a guide on how to screenshot on dell laptop on their official website, check it out here

Conclusion

Let’s wrap this up. By now one of these methods must have worked out for you.

My favorite method to perform a dell laptop screenshot is the snipping tool. it saves me a lot of time compared to the keyboard shortcuts where I have to screenshot and then open another application just to paste and save it. talking about it is stresses me out already.

The Snipping Tool makes it easier, faster and also gives me the option of a freehand tool to capture whatever selected area I want.

This is just my opinion, both methods are great. You just simply have to find what works best for you.

I hope I have been able to resolve your problem. If you still have any challenges, Please mention the problem in the comment below so I can assist you.

This is where I end the tutorial of how to screenshot on dell laptop.

Did any method work for you?

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FAQ

What is the Print Screen key?

A Print Screen Key is particular type of key on any windows computer that it’s major function is to screenshot. Although, the label could be different on the brand of computer keyboards such a sPrntScrn,PrntScr and PrtScr. The location of the key is at the top right corner of any keyboard.

Where is the print screen button on Dell laptop?

The print button is located at the top right corner of any keyboard which is close to the function key. The label on the key varies for different laptop keyboard, the common label are sPrntScrn,PrntScr and PrtScr

How do I take a screenshot without PrintScreen button?

Just maybe you have keyboard issue and you are looking for how to take a screenshot without Print Screen button. Here’s how:

1. Click on the Windows key to display the Start screen.
2. Type on-screen keyboard and then click On-Screen Keyboard in the results list to launch the utility.
3. Now click on Press the “PrtScn” button to capture the screen and store the image in the clipboard.
4. Paste the image into an image editor like paint application and then save it.

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