Ultimate Guide To Taking Screenshots On Your HP Laptop

Updated on 09-11-2021 by Jessica Parker

Screenshots are a great way to demonstrate certain things to your audience. They can also record different activities on your screen, like how-to instructions, for later use.

There are some different ways on how you can take screenshots in Windows 10. The most common way is by pressing the Windows key + S followed by clicking the camera icon on the taskbar and then pressing the Print Screen button. However, there are other advanced methods that might be more helpful for you in specific cases.

What is a Screenshot?

A screenshot is a picture you get from the screen of your phone, computer, or smart TV. It is also referred to as digital capture.

You can use screenshots to get quick information that's difficult for you to see or not easily readable. Screenshots are also useful when trying to explain something on the screen like an error message or pop up window.

 

Using the Snipping Tool to Take Screenshots

A screenshot is a capturing of the activity on the screen of a computer or device. The Snipping Tool is a handy application that can be used to take screenshots on Windows 10.

The Snipping Tool allows users to capture screenshots with ease by pressing the PrtScn key. When you are done taking your screenshot, you can either save it as an image file or open it in Paintbrush to edit it further.

This article also discusses how you can use Snipping Tool for quick notes and temporary reminders, too!

 

Taking Screenshots with Hidden Screen Commands

There are a lot of tools out there that can help you take screenshots. However, only a few of them have hidden Screen Commands, which can make taking screenshots much easier and faster.

The Hidden Screen Commands let you take screenshots without the use of any mouse clicks or keyboard shortcuts - all you need to do is press a button on your keyboard.

 

How to Take a Screenshot on Your HP Laptop

Taking screenshots on your HP laptop can be done in three different ways.

The first way is to press the “PrtScr” button on your keyboard which is located at the top right corner of the keyboard. The second way to take a screenshot is by pressing the print screen key which can be found at any of these locations:

1) The top left corner of the keyboard

2) The bottom left corner of the keyboard (If you are using laptop with touchpad)

3) The bottom right corner of the keyboard (if you are using laptop with a numeric keypad).

 

HP laptops are equipped with a built-in screenshot button that makes it easier to take screenshots. This tutorial will show you how to use the screenshot button on your HP laptop.

Steps:

1. Hold down the "PrtScn" button for 5 seconds.

2. The screen will turn white and show an image of what is being captured by the screenshot.

 

How to Take a Recent Screenshot on Your HP Laptop

With the introduction of new hardware, it has become easier to take a screenshot on the laptop.

How to Take a Recent Screenshot on Your HP Laptop

Press Ctrl+Alt+PrtScn. The screenshot will be saved in Screenshots folder.

 

How to Take an Old Screenshot for Reference in the Future

In the past, people would have to take a screenshot as a reference at a given point in time. In the present, it’s not as necessary as screenshot capturing is made more convenient.

Take a screenshot of your computer monitor or your smartphone screen and save it on your desktop so that you can view it later.

If you want to go even further with this, click on File > Save As and name the file so that you can easily find it again.

 

Conclusion: Can't Take a Screenshot on your HP Laptop? Learn How to do it Easily.

In this tutorial, we showed you how to take a screenshot on your HP laptop. There are 2 ways to do it - with the help of an external keyboard and with the help of a trackpad or mouse.

The first thing you need is a normal keyboard and an external mouse. With these two items in hand, you can use either of these methods:

1) Using a trackpad or mouse on your laptop:

2) Using an external keyboard on your laptop:

3) Buying an expensive USB-C video camera that has built-in display port

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