Daily, you may encounter a common question of how to take a screenshot on a laptop. You can easily take a screenshot, whether for your classes or work. This, however, varies from laptop to laptop, as Mac has a different procedure than Windows. These techniques can also vary depending on the generation of the laptops. 

This guide will show you how to take a screenshot on a laptop with any laptop. So, keep reading and follow along. 



There are multiple ways to take screenshots in Windows. The technique of taking screenshots varies depending on the generation. However, the steps for windows 7, 10, and 11 are the same. 

Print screen

Windows laptop allows you to take a screenshot by pressing the “PrtScn” key. This works for both windows 10 and 7.  


The print screen key is located in the top right corner of the keyboard. Press the key to take a screenshot. The screenshot gets saved into a clipboard, which can be pasted on Microsoft Word or any other program. 

On some laptops, however, you must press the function key Fn along with the PrtScn to take a screenshot. 

Windows key+shift+s

To capture a specific portion of your screen, press the Windows key, shift, and then s. 

This will open the snip and sketch tool and change the cursor to a drag. 

Then select the portion you want to take a screenshot of. This will save it in the clipboard. 

You can also save it as a photo. 

Windows key + G

This option is for gamers who wish to take screenshots while gaming. 

Just click on the windows key, and G. Then click on the camera icon to take a screenshot. This screenshot will be saved in the video folder in a subfolder called captures. 

This feature also allows you to screen record while gaming. 



MacOS has a bunch of options you can choose from. All of them have their benefits. 


This is the easiest way to take a screenshot. Just press the three keys together and it will capture the whole screen. 


This command allows you to capture a specific portion of the screen. Your cursor will be converted into a crosshair, which you can select and drag anywhere on the screen. 


This option is similar to the Windows shift s command. It gives you a free hand over the type of screenshot you want to take. 

Once the command is applied, a box appears that allows you to take a screenshot according to your liking. You can take a screenshot of the selected area by clicking enter. 

This box comes with a screen recording option and an option for you to pick the drive where you want to save. 


This option is available for MacBook’s touch bar version. It lets you take a screenshot of the touch bar. 

This option also allows you to choose a location to save your screenshot. All screenshots taken after this will be saved to that specific drive or folder. 


These were all the ways to take a screenshot on your Windows or Mac laptops or PCs. We hope this article was of assistance to you. For any further questions, contact us 

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