How to capture Screenshot in Laptop


How to capture screenshot in Laptop



Taking screenshot in your smartphone is very easy. But when it comes to laptop or PC, It becomes a bit difficult task. So, If you are Searching for :


How to capture screenshot in laptop ,
or, how to take a screenshot in PC

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Then you are at the right place. welcome to 31guide, in this article we are going to share some easy methods that will help you to capture screenshot in laptop (windows) or Windows PC with ease. So let's discuss all the methods.

How to capture screenshot in laptop 

First Method: With the help of MS PAINT

If you have used MS Paint before than this method is for you. You can take Screenshot of your laptop or PC screen with PRINT SCREEN (PrtScn ) Button, and save it with the help of MS Paint.




Follow the Below Steps to take screenshot with MS Paint:

Step 1. On the screen where you want to take a screenshot, Press PrtScn button, or If you are using a Laptop , then you need to Press PrtSc+Fn ( Print Screen + Function Key ), and your screenshot will be captured.

Step 2. Open the MS Paint from the start menu.

Step 3. Now Press Ctrl+ V Keys to paste the captured screenshot on MS Paint

Step 4. Now You can save the screenshot via the File Menu or simply by pressing the F12 Key to your desired folder.

you can watch the video below to understand it with an example:





Second Method: With the help of shortcut Keys

The second method is a little bit easier than the first one. In this method, we will use some keyboard shortcuts to take screenshot and save it directly to the screenshots folder in your pc or laptop. 

Just follow the simple steps below:

Step 1. Go to the screen where you want to take the screenshot

Step 2. Now click the Windows key + Prt Scn keys (Print Screen) to capture the screen.

Step 3. Your screen will blink and your screenshot will be captured.

Step 4. A pop up box will appear asking the file name and the path where you want to save your screenshot.

Step 5. Just select the folder where you would like to save it or it will be saved automatically to the screenshots folder.


  • Capturing a screenshot without saving it:

If you do not want to save your screenshot and just want to  Paste it in any other program like MS word or Ms Paint, Just Press only the Print Screen (PrtSc) button and it will be captured and copied to the clipboard.


  • Capturing the screenshot of the active window



If want to take the screenshot of only the active window, then simply press the Alt with PrtScn Button ( Alt PrtScn keys) 
And the screenshot of the active window will be captured and copied to the clipboard. 
Then you can use the MS Paint to save the screenshot.


  • Capturing screenshot on Windows 10
If you are using windows 10 on your laptop, then you can use another shortcut to capture screenshot on you device. Just simply Press the Windows logo key along with the Shift and S Button ( Window+Shift+S) and you will see a cursor on your screen, Just select the area you want to capture and your screenshot will be copied to the clipboard.
Then you can save it with the help of MS Paint or any other software.

Third Method : using the windows snipping tool

There are so many ways to take screenshot in windows, and one of them is the snipping tool. 

Snipping tool is a screenshot program which comes pre installed on every windows PC or laptop.

You can find the snipping tool in the accessories folder, Just press the windows logo key to open the start menu and go to the accessories folder, and there you will find the snipping tool.




You can capture the screenshot with the snipping tool with the following steps:

Step 1: Go to the screen where you want to take the screenshot.

Step 2: Now Open the Snipping tool.



Step 3: Press the "New" Button, there you will find 4 options:

(i) Free form snip: with the free form snip feature, you can draw the area you want to capture with your mouse/ trackpad in any shape, and the selected area will be captured as a screenshot.

(ii) Rectangular Snip: with the Rectangular snip feature, you can select the area of the screenshot yourself (Like the free form snip) , but only in a rectangular shape. and your selected area will be captured as a screenshot.

(iii) Window Snip: with the window snip feature, you can capture the screenshot of the active window.

(iv) Full screen snip : With the full screen snip feature, you can capture the screenshot of the full screen.

Select the type of the screenshot you want to capture and go to the step #4

Step 4 : Click the Save button and select the folder to save the screenshot, and your screenshot will be saved to the selected folder in your pc.


Hope you liked this post. Which of these methods you liked the most? you can let us know by leaving a comment in the comment section below. 

8 Amazing features of Android 9.0 Pie and Tricks

The Latest version of Android OS is here! Android Pie 9.0
It comes with some interesting and cool new features that will change the way you use your phone. 

Whether or not you have updated your android yet, it comes with tons of new features you will see when you use Android Pie, and here you find the Top of them.


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1. The New Gesture Navigation

Android has used the three-key navigation system for ages, but the Android Pie has introduced a new way of navigation in smartphones, the Gesture Navigation. By this feature, you can disable the old three key navigation bar and use the new gestures instead.



  • Tap on the new pill-shaped home button to go Home
  • Press and hold the Home button to open Google assistant.
  • Swipe up on the Home button to go to Recent Apps,  here you can also enter the split screen mode by Pressing and holding the app icon
  • Swipe right and hold the home button to scroll between the apps release the home button to open an app
  • Swipe right and release to switch to the previous app


2. App Actions

This is another new feature of Android Pie. You may have seen the app shortcuts by long-pressing the app icons in the previous android versions. App Actions makes your experience more personalized by predicting your next tasks. It is available in the places like Launcher, Play store, Google assistant and the Google search app.



3. Slices

App slices is the another new function of android pie,with this feature you can open the most important feature of an app directly using the Google Search app without opening the app itself. For example, search for lyft in the google search app and you will get the option to call for a ride with the prices displayed respectively as well.



4. Adaptive Brightness

Android has now a smarter automatic brightness system, as you now train it to know your preferred brightness level when you are using certain apps and in different lighting conditions. You can enable this setting from the quick setting drop-down menu.



5. Adaptive Battery

The Adaptive battery makes your smartphone use lesser battery. It learns about the apps and services you use more and adjusts those apps what you don't use as much to use a smaller amount of battery. This feature is enabled by default, but you can find it in Settings > Battery > Adaptive Battery.



6. Digital Wellbeing

The new Digital Wellbeing feature enables a Dashboard display, that will show you how much time you have spent using your phone. It breaks down the usage statistics into :
  • A Pie chart that indicates the time you have spent on apps everyday by the hour
  • The number of notifications you have got
  • And how many times you have unlocked your phone


7. Dark Mode

Dark mode was Automatically enabled/disabled in Android oreo based on your phone's wallpaper. But now in Android Pie, you can manually enable the Dark mode feature in your Android device. Just go to Settings > System > Display > Advanced > Device theme and choose "Dark".



8. New Screenshot shortcut

Earlier you can take a screenshot on your Android phone by pressing the Power + Volume Down button, but now taking a screenshot in your smartphone is much easier. With Android Pie, you can take a screenshot by using a shortcut right from the Power menu when you need it.

There are many other features that comes in android 9 like Notch support, sharper emojis, security features etc.Write in the comments below which of these android features you liked the most. If you like this post, Please don't forget to share it with your friends