Often times I hear people ask about how to do a screenshot on a Dell keyboard or to put in a popular way “how do you take a screenshot on a Dell?. The good news is, that there are several ways to take a screenshot on any Windows computer. However, the quickest medium is by using the Print Screen key.
Most Dell computers have a print screen key which makes taking screenshots a lot easier. This key takes a photo of your entire screen or application window. Thereafter it places the image to your system clipboard. Then from your clipboard, you can have it saved to your computer or paste it into another application. Where you need to capture your whole screen, you can tap the windows key tab and prnt screen at the screen at the same time. But if you’d prefer to take a screenshot of just part of your screen, you can use the snipping tool instead.
Here let’s get started:
How to Do a Screenshot on a Dell Keyboard
Take a Custom Screenshot
You can take a screenshot on a Dell keyboard by taking a custom screenshot. You can achieve this via the snipping tool which is a Windows built-in screenshot tool. You can use this to capture your screen and do some simple editing. To achieve this:
- Tap on the “Start” button which is in the lower-left corner of your screen and enter “snip”. Thereafter, click on the “Snipping Tool” in the list of results.
- On the Snipping Tool, tap on “New”
- Tap and drag your mouse across the region of your screen you are going to choose. Thereafter release the mouse button.
- Tap on the “Save Snip” icon to save the screenshot.
- The screenshot will be saved to the place you choose.
Print Screen in Windows
Dell keyboards comes with a dedicated “Print Screen Key” which can be used for screenshots. However, the label on the key differs on different Dell computers and laptops even though it’s usually some abbreviation of Print Screen like PrntScrn, PrntScr, or PrtScr. Usually the key is located in the upper-right corner of the keyboard, which is adjacent to the function keys.
On Dell computers running Windows 7 and later versions, tap the Print Screen key in order to capture a desktop screenshot. In order to capture the currently active window rather than the entire desktop. Tap the Alt + Print Screen keys together. You can make a window active by tapping on any part of the Window. The captured image is stored in the system clipboard and it can be pasted into Microsoft Word, Microsoft Paint or on any other supporting application by clicking the Ctrl + V keyboard combination or by choosing “Paste” from an application menu.
Taking a Screenshot in Windows 10
In Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, click the “Windows + Print Screen” keys in order to capture a screenshot and have it saved to a file. You’ll see the screenshot image saved as a PNG file in the Pictures/Screenshots folder. The name of the file is automatically supplied by Windows as Screenshot (1).png, Screenshot(2).png so on and so forth. Each successive screenshot will automatically be incrementing the number that is used in the filename. Understand that the Screenshots folder does not exist until the first time you do a screen capture to file