How To Take Screenshot On Dell Laptop/Desktop? Use These 4 Methods.

How To Take Screenshot On Dell Laptop?

In this article, we will go through methods on how to take screenshots on Dell laptops. You can use these methods to capture screenshots on Dell laptops or desktops. In addition, you can also use these methods on other PC brands with Windows or Linux installed.

So without further ado, let’s dive right in.

How To Take a Screenshot on Dell Laptops Using Windows 7, 8, or 10.

There are generally three main methods to capture screenshots on Dell laptops. You will find that some methods are than others, but at the end of the day, they all get the job done.

How To Take Screenshot on Dell laptops

Method 1: How To Take Screenshot On Dell Laptop/Desktop Using Windows Snipping Tool

Step 1: Find Snipping Tool in Start Menu:

Open Windows Start Menu and either

  1. scroll down and open Snipping Tool in Windows Accessories.
  2. Or simply search “Snipping Tool” and once you see it, open it.
How To Take Screenshot on Dell laptops

Step 2: Select Area You Want to Capture:

Select the screenshot capturing mode you want between these options:

  • Rectangular Snip.
  • Free-form Snip.
  • Window Snip.

After selection, click “New” to start capturing your screenshot.

If you are wondering what the differences between the three options are, then “Rectangular Snip” enables you to select a rectangular area as your screenshot.

How To Take Screenshot on Dell laptops

Free-form enables you to freely trace around an object you want to capture. Lastly, a window snip is for screenshotting a particular application window.

Step 3: Save Your Screenshot:

Now that you have your screenshot, it’s time to save it for future use. To save, click on the floppy disk icon as demonstrated in the image below.

How To Take Screenshot on Dell laptops

On clicking save, your file explorer will ask you for the screenshot’s file name and storage destination. So go ahead and fill in your preferences.

How To Take Screenshot on Dell laptops

Congratulations, you have just taken a screenshot using Snipping Tool.

Method 2: How To Take Screenshot On Dell Laptop/Desktop Using Print Screen (Short Version)

This method is very brief, and it’s what I normally use. That is why when people ask me how to print screen on a Dell laptop or any other PC, this is the method I teach them. The method involves only one step. Yes, only one step to take a screenshot.

So let’s start.

How To Take Screenshot on Dell laptops

Step 1: Press Windows Key and Print Screen (Prt Sc) Together:

Please pay attention right now because this part is important.

That’s all there’s to this method. If you have pressed the keys correctly, you can find your screenshot in your Windows Library under Pictures in the Screenshots folder. Like this:

How To Take Screenshot on Dell laptops

NB: This method only works in recent Windows OS like Windows 10.  You have to press both keys (Windows Key + Prt Sc Key) at the same time. Do not press one key after the other; it will not work.

Method 3: How To Take Screenshot On Dell Laptop/Desktop Using Print Screen Key (Long Version)

How To Take Screenshot on Dell laptops

Step 1: Press Fn Key and Print Screen Together:

You must press the Fn key and Print Screen (Prt Sc) simultaneously.

How To Take Screenshot on Dell laptops

Step 2: Find and Open MS Paint:

Open Start Menu and scroll down to Windows Accessories. Expand Windows Accessories and open Paint.

How To Take Screenshot on Dell laptops

Step 3: Paste Into Paint:

After opening a new paint, press Ctrl and V at the same time. Your screenshot should now appear in MS Paint as an image ready for tinkering.

How To Take Screenshot on Dell laptops

Step 4: Save Image:

When satisfied with your screenshot, click on the floppy disk icon in the top-right corner and save.

How To Take Screenshot on Dell laptops

How To Do A Screenshot On A Dell Laptop Running Linux

There are more than 600 Linux distros available right now. As such, there’s no universal method to take a screenshot across all the various distros. However, the method we will teach you here should work on most Linux distros.

Step 1: Press Print Screen:

Unlike in Windows, in Linux, you only need to press the Print Screen key, usually labeled “Prt Sc.”

After you do so, your Linux OS should ask you what actions to take with your captured screenshot. After choosing, click on save, and voila, you just took a screenshot on Linux.

How To Take Screenshot on Dell laptops

NB: Pressing Print Screen only will take a full-screen screenshot. To screenshot a particular window, simultaneously press Alt and Print Screen. To do a free-form screenshot, simultaneously press Shift and Print Screen.

That’s all we have for you.

Although we left out some methods, the ones we covered in this article will definitely scratch your screenshot itch.

Thanks for reading and check out our other articles.

Ciao.

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