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How to take a screenshot on a Dell laptop

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Need to take a screenshot? Once you find the print screen key on your Dell laptop or desktop, taking screenshots is as easy as pressing that key. We’ll show you how to find this key and use it to capture screenshots.

Find the print screen on your Dell keyboard.

On your Dell computer running Windows 10, you don’t need to use any special utility to take screenshots. You can use the built-in screenshot option of Windows 10 to capture your screen. This means press the print screen on your keyboard.

Related: How to take a screenshot on Windows 10

On your Dell laptop or desktop, you’ll find this print screen key in the top right corner of the keyboard (with function keys).

Print the screen key on a Dell laptop.

If it’s not there, take a look at the function keys and you might find the key there. This is usually on the F10 key. If you do not see the key on your keyboard at all, use the Alt + Insert key combination instead.

Be aware that Dell Print uses different labels for the screen key. It can be labeled PrintScreen, PrntScrn, PrntScr, PrtScn, PrtScr, PrtSc, or similar on your keyboard.

Take a screenshot on your Dell laptop or desktop.

Now that you’ve got the print screen key on your Dell computer, you can use it to start taking screenshots.

Related: Using the new screenshot tool for Windows 10: Clips and annotations.

Here’s how to get screenshots in different ways.

Take a screenshot and save it to the clipboard.

To take a screenshot of your entire screen and save it to your clipboard, all you need to do is press a key on your keyboard.

First, access the screen you want to screenshot. When you are on this screen, press the print screen once on your keyboard. It takes a screenshot of your entire screen and saves it to your clipboard.

To view it, open the paint-like image editor and press Ctrl + V to paste your screenshot.

And that’s it. Before closing the Image Editor (Paint) app, make sure you save your screenshot.

Take a screenshot and save it as a PNG file.

To take a screenshot and save it as a PNG image file on your Dell computer, use an additional key with the print screen button.

First, open the screen you want to screenshot. On your keyboard, press the Windows + Print screen keys at the same time. It captures a screenshot of your screen and saves it as a PNG file.

This PNG file is located on your computer in the following path. In the path below, change USERNAME to your username. If you wish, you can change the default screenshot saved folder on your computer.

C:UsersUSERNAMEPicturesScreenshots

And so you store all your screenshots in one folder.

Get a screenshot of a specific window.

Windows 10 makes it possible to take a screenshot of a specific window on your computer, leaving the background out of the picture.

To do this, first open the window you want to capture.

Open a Windows 10 window on a Dell laptop.

On your keyboard, press the Alt + Print Screen key combination. It takes a screenshot of your current window and saves it to your clipboard.

To view your screenshot, launch the paint-like image editor and press Ctrl + V in it. You will see your screenshot.

And that’s how you create screen captures on your Dell machine. Very useful!


Did you know that you can take a screenshot on Windows 10 without using a keyboard?

Related: How to take a screenshot of Windows 10 without keyboard.

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