How To Screenshot on Samsung Laptop?

Taking a screenshot on a smartphone is easy. You either have a direct button to screenshot or the home button and volume rockers pressed together gets the job done. However, you need to understand that doing the same thing on a laptop isn’t a plausible option.

So, how do you take a screenshot on a Samsung laptop? There are a few different ways that we want to highlight in this article for easy understanding.

Using Print Screen

When it comes to taking a screenshot on any laptop, the Print Screen button on the keypad is the most straightforward option. However, there are some complications associated with this one. 

The most common issue is the fact that the users don’t get a notification that their screenshot was captured successfully. What happens is the fact that you have to go to the screenshot folder or on Paint to paste the screenshot and then use it forward.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Select the tab or the webpage that you want to take the screenshot of
  • Once done, you need to click on the “Print Screen” key on the keyboard
  • Once you have taken the screenshot, you then have to open Paint or any other image editing software on your laptop
  • Paste the taken screenshot by pressing down Ctrl+V together
  • Following that, you can save the screenshot by clicking on Ctrl+S

Active Screen Screenshot

Besides the simple Print Screen feature, you can also take a screenshot of the active screen using the same key. It is a simple procedure and enables you to only take a screenshot of the active screen and forego the remaining ones. This particular functionality works in laptops with Windows 10 OS.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Select the active screen you want to take the screenshot of
  • Once on the webpage or screen, click on Alt + Print Screen together
  • You then have to open an image editing software like Paint
  • Paste the screenshot by pressing down Ctrl+V
  • You can then save the screenshot by pressing down on Ctrl+S

Using Snip and Sketch Tool

If you aren’t comfortable or efficient enough to use the Print Screen feature, there is a much easier way. The Snip and Sketch tool allows users to take a more precise screenshot. Instead of capturing the entire screen, the function allows the users to snip out a particular area from the screen that they wish to save.

For the users who are completely clueless about the process, here’s what you can do:

  • Click on the Windows button in the taskbar to open the search option
  • Under that, you need to search for “Snip and Sketch” and then click on the app that appears on the side as shown below

Using Snip and Sketch Tool

  • Once the tool opens, click on New.

Once the tool opens, click on New

  • Once you click on New, you will find the shape of the screenshot that you need to take. You can select the option that best fits your needs.
  • Once you have taken the screenshot as per your desired requirement, you can either copy or paste it to the document you are using or you can save it for further use.
  • For saving the screenshot, you need to click on Ctrl+S and save it to the desired location in your system.

Using Snipping Tool

If you have used the Snip and Sketch tool, you are likely going to be familiar with the Snipping Tool as well. It is available in the Samsung laptops with Windows 10 and above OS.

The Snipping tool is a more vintage tool that was quite prevalent in the previous operating systems like Windows Vista. Although Microsoft was considering discontinuing this tool altogether, the same hasn’t happened yet.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Start by clicking on the Windows button and then go to the Search tab
  • In that, type Snipping tool and click on the app that appears

Using Snipping Tool

  • Once the app is open, click on New which is present in the top-left corner of the screen

app is open, click on New


  • You can then adjust the screenshot’s size and crop the area that you want. Also, if you aren’t satisfied with the screenshot you have taken, you can go ahead and modify it further in any image editing software.
  • The last step is to save the screenshot by clicking down on Ctrl+S.

Another keyboard shortcut to open the Snipping tool is by directly pressing down Windows + Shift + S to start a new snip. You can do this if you want to bypass all the hassle-filled steps mentioned above.

Using Windows 10 Game Bar

Last but not least is to use the Windows 10 Game bar. This is only accessible on laptops with Windows 10 and above OS. Also, this is built-in software that is very popular among gamers who want to proactively record their gameplay from the start to the finish.

Here’s what you need to do to use this function to take a screenshot:

  • Open your Samsung laptop and click on the Windows key + G to start the game bar software.
  • Under that, you can click on the Camera menu to take the desired screenshot from there.
  • Besides taking a screenshot, the option also allows you to record videos if that are something you are looking forward to.
  • Once you have taken the screenshot, it will likely be saved in the Game bar option in your system. We’d recommend that you find that specific folder and then save your screenshot in there.


If you are completely new to the concept of taking screenshots on your laptop, we hope that these easy tricks help you sort that out. Keep in mind that the steps are fruitful in the long run since screenshots are a great way to save important information for future reference. If you were completely clueless about the methods, save this article as a reference. Also, we have picked out a few different variants to ensure there is something for everyone’s needs.

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