How to Screenshot on an HP Laptop or Desktop [8 Easy Ways]
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How to take a screenshot on an HP laptop with Movavi Screen Recorder
Step 1. Install Movavi Screen Recorder
Download and install Movavi Screen Recorder. And then follow the instructions provided to install the application on your HP laptop.
Once you install the software, locate it in your programs list and open it. You should see a control panel with various options related to screen recording and capturing.
Step 2. Set up the screenshot
On the control panel, look for the Screenshot option – represented by a camera icon – and click it.
After you click the Screenshot button, your cursor will change into crosshairs. Use these to create a precise area of your screen to capture. Click and drag your mouse to create a rectangle around the screen capture area.
Step 3. Grab the screenshot
Once you've selected the area, release the mouse button. A box will appear at the bottom of the capture area with multiple options to customize your shot.
You can take a long screenshot by clicking the Scrolling Screenshot button at the bottom of the screen after selecting your capture area. The program will scroll down within your target window.
Step 4. Edit and save the screenshot
Click Editor to use the built-in editing tools to jazz up your screenshot. Once you're happy, click the Copy or Save screenshot button. The folder with your screenshot will open automatically.
How to screenshot on an HP computer with Snipping Tool
Step 1. Open Snipping Tool
Open the program by navigating to the Start menu and entering Snipping Tool in the search field. Click the icon to launch.
Step 2. Set the capture area
With the Snipping Tool open, click the New button to create a new screenshot. Use the cursor to designate the part of the screen you want to capture. It will be highlighted in blue. After defining your capture area, the screenshot will auto-capture and show in the Snipping Tool window.
Step 3. Save your screenshot
To save the screenshot, select the File tab and from the dropdown menu, choose Save As. Choose where to store the screenshot, name your file, and click the Save button.
How to screenshot on an HP desktop with Snip & Sketch
Step 1. Open Snip & Sketch
To open the Snip & Sketch tool, press the Windows key on your keyboard, type Snip & Sketch into the search bar, and hit Enter.
Step 2. Choose the type of screenshot
Select the New button in the upper left corner of the window.
Choose the type of screenshot you want to take:
Rectangular clip: allows you to draw a rectangle with your cursor to capture any content inside it.
Free-form clip: allows you to draw a free-form shape with your cursor to capture any content inside it.
Full-screen clip: captures the entire screen instantly.
Step 3. Take a screenshot
After selecting the type of snip, your screen will appear dim, and you can select the area of the screen you want to capture by clicking and dragging. If you select a full-screen clip, your screenshot will process immediately.
Upon releasing the mouse button, the area you selected will open in a new Snip & Sketch window.
Step 4. Edit and save your screenshot
You can now use the program’s tool at the top of the window to annotate the screenshot with the pen, pencil, or highlighter, and the eraser to fix mistakes.
Once you're done annotating, click the disk icon in the upper-right corner to save the screenshot.
Windows will prompt you to choose a save location, filename, and format for your screenshot. After making your selections, click Save.
How to take an HP laptop screenshot with Game Bar
Step 1. Open Game Bar
Press the Windows key + G to open the Game Bar. A screen overlay will appear with various options related to gaming, including screenshots, recording, and settings.
If you don't see the Game Bar, ensure it's enabled in your settings. Go to Settings -> Gaming -> Game Bar, and toggle the Enable Game Bar switch on.
Step 2. Take a screenshot
Navigate to the screen you want to capture. Once you have Game Bar open and are on the screen you want to capture, you can take a screenshot by clicking on the camera icon, or by pressing Windows key + Alt + PrtScn. The screenshot will save automatically.
To access it, go to the Videos folder in your This PC or My Computer window, then open the Captures folder. Your screenshot should appear with the name of the game and a timestamp.
Remember, Microsoft designed Game Bar for gaming, so it might not work with all applications. If you're having trouble, you may need to use another method from our list.
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Frequently asked questions
How do I screenshot on an HP laptop without a Print Screen button?
If you don’t want to use the Print Screen button, then maybe the internal Windows tools aren’t up to par. We recommend using Movavi Screen Recorder instead, so you can create professional-quality screenshots with ease.
Where does the screenshot go on HP laptop?
It depends on which operating system and tool you use to take the screenshot. However, most users press PrtScn + Windows for a fast screenshot. By default, that method saves it to your Pictures folder unless you designate an alternative location.
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