How to Screenshot on Any Laptop [Easy]
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How to take a screenshot on a laptop using hotkeys
Capture the whole screen
Capture a part of the screen
How to print screen on a laptop
How to take a screenshot of the whole screen with the PrtScn button
How to take a screenshot of an active window
How to save a screenshot without copying and pasting
How to take a laptop screenshot with Snipping Tool
Step 1. Open the program
Open Snipping Tool by typing Snipping Tool into the search bar and opening the application there.
Step 2. Select the type of the screenshot
Click the New button from the toolbar or press Ctrl + N to start a new screenshot. Go to the toolbar and choose the type of screenshot you want to take: Rectangular, Free-form, or Full-screen.
For a Rectangular snip, click and drag the crosshair cursor from one corner of the rectangle you want to capture to the opposite corner. For a Free-form snip, click and drag the crosshair cursor around the area you want to capture. A Full-screen snip will automatically take a screenshot of your full screen for you.
Step 3. Save your screenshot
Click the disk icon on the Snipping Tool toolbar to save your screenshot.
How to make a screenshot on a laptop with Movavi Screen Recorder
Step 1. Download and install Movavi Screen Recorder
Download the installation file and follow the installation prompts. Once you’ve installed the software, launch it.
Step 2. Capture your screenshot
On the recording panel, you’ll see several options. Click on the camera icon to take a screenshot. From here, you’ll choose what type of screenshot you want to take with a simple click:
To capture a full-screen screenshot, click on any open space on your screen.
For a screenshot of part of your screen, click and drag the cursor (which will look like a crosshair) over the rectangular area you want to capture.
To grab a screenshot of a window, click and hold on the window you want to capture until a frame appears around it.
Step 3. Edit your screenshot
If you want to make your screenshot look more professional and/or you want to call out a specific detail, you can use the tools and features to crop your screenshot and add arrows, text, highlighting, lines, shapes, and other enhancements. To access these tools, click the Editor button.
Step 4. Save or share your screenshot
After you’re done editing your screenshot, you can easily copy, save, and/or share it directly from Movavi Screen Recorder. If you don’t need to save your screenshot as an image file and you just want to add it to a document, spreadsheet, or other project, click on the Copy button. To save your file, click the Save screenshot button.
How to screenshot a laptop screen on a MacBook
Frequently asked questions
How do I take a screenshot without the Print Screen or Windows key?
You can use a program like Movavi Screen Recorder to take and edit screenshots without the Print Screen or Windows key. You can also type Snip into the search bar to use Snipping Tool for your screen capture.
What are the 5 ways to take a screenshot on a laptop?
You can take a screenshot on a laptop with any of these methods:
Capturing and editing screenshots with Movavi Screen Recorder
Capturing rectangular, free-form, or full-screen screenshots with Snipping Tool
Holding Win + Shift + S to capture a screenshot with hotkeys
Holding the Print Screen (PrtScn) key to copy and paste a screenshot
Holding Command + Shift + 3 to capture a screen of a MacBook
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