How to a Screenshot in Laptop (Step by Step Guide)

Last updated on November 14th, 2022

Taking a screenshot on a Laptop is not different than taking screenshots on any computer, except that laptop keywords have a specific button that says Prt sc or Prt Scr for that specific purpose of taking screenshots and copying it to the clipboard.

If you are on a Dell laptop, you can see a keyboard similar to the following image. Usually taking a screenshot on a laptop only requires you to press the Print Screen key, as shown below.

This key is usually displayed in a Dell computeras PrtScr, which can be found on top of the functions key bar. However, the exact position depends on the Dell computer model.

How to Screenshot on Dell Laptop keyboard

Pro Tip: Did you know you can take a screenshot using PowerPoint? Check out our article How to Take a Screenshot in PowerPoint to learn more.

Step by Step – How to take a screenshot in a Laptop?

  1. Locate the Print Screen key on your laptop keyboard. For example, in a Dell XPS 15 computer, the Key is in the top bar next to the F12 button and at the left of the Insert key.
  2. Press the PrtScr key to take a screenshot of the visible area in the screen
  3. Go to a graphic program (e.g. Photoshop, Paint or even Microsoft PowerPoint) and press CTRL-V to paste the content of the clipboard.

By using this procedure, you can take awesome screenshots on your Dell laptop.

Alternatively, there are plenty of tools out there that can help you to take screenshots, be it on Dell or on any other computer model. If you are in PC (Windows 10 for example), one of our favorite tools to take screenshots is ShareX.

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