How Do I Take "Screenshots" With A Laptop?

Canada
August 7, 2009 8:40pm CST
Someone asked me today to take a screenshot of something today, and I had no idea how to do it. I have a laptop, so the keys aren't the same as a regular keyboard. Can someone please tell me how to take a screenshot?
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@SpitFire179 (2536)
• Canada
8 Aug 09
It's the same hun, you just hit prnt scrn should be top 3rd from the right then paste into paint
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• Canada
8 Aug 09
I found the button, pushed it, and nothing happened. Anything else I need to do?
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@tav_8164 (151)
• United States
19 May 10
Hi SpitFire, I just wanted to thank you as it is your response to this discussion that was the most helpful. Were it my discussion, you'd be BR for sure. Thanks again!
• United States
8 Aug 09
It should be right above the insert key right after the last of the F# buttons
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• Canada
8 Aug 09
On my computer it's the same key as insert. How do I command it to print screen as opposed to inserting?
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@icehut (508)
8 Aug 09
Hold the Fn key and tap Insert to reach your PrtScr key. Otherwise, if that's too much of a hassle along with pasting in to an image application for saving, try the free opensource Lightscreen... http://lightscreen.sourceforge.net/
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• China
8 Aug 09
I don't know exactly what your laptop's brand is. I guess that every laptop has a "Prtscr" button. press that one and paste in your Microsoft Word document, then you will get.
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• United States
8 Aug 09
Thank you for posting this discussion as I also needed to learn how to do this . I was so glad to find which key to use so now I have a screen shot of this discussion pasted onto my Microsoft Word. Thanks again!
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• India
8 Aug 09
Well u can always download a software called fraps,and use its many functions for taking screenshots.CHEERIO!
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• Australia
8 Aug 09
I haven't tried it but I think it's the same as a pc - I have a laptop too...whenever I've needed to take a screen shot in the past, I always used the control & print screen keys pressed at the same time.
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@reyasmi (125)
• India
8 Aug 09
Hi, There are several ways to take screenshot of anything in laptop. You could use the default button on your keyboard or you can use any software programs which will help you in doing it. Also in Windows 7 operating system, there is an integrated tool for this purpose. For more queries login to my discussion, and do post. You will be getting reply as soon as possible. Regards, Reyas MCTS
• United States
8 Aug 09
go over to tucows.com and look for "screen capture" software. most of them have helper tips on them so it's easy. some of them all you have to do is open the screen page you want to copy with the program open and hit enter or a similar key.
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@tav_8164 (151)
• United States
19 May 10
Thank You so Much for this discussion! Not just for laptops, but I didn't even know how to do one in general. Now, thanks to this helpful information; I have NO questions regarding this. Thanks again!
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
14 Aug 09
Lots of times you have to hit FN and then the key that has prt scr written in the same colour. It seems different for almost every laptop though!