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How to take a screenshot on a Dell laptop or PC

Capture a single window or your entire screen in a snap.
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Published onJanuary 31, 2023

Sometimes you need to capture a screenshot, which is easy to do. Here is how to take a screenshot on a Dell laptop computer or PC.

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QUICK ANSWER

To capture the whole screen, press the Windows key + PrntScrn simultaneously to save a screenshot to your Pictures > Screenshots folder.

To screenshot one window, press Alt + PrntScrn simultaneously to send it to your clipboard. To permanently save it, open a program like Paint and paste it there, then save the document.

If you are on a Dell tablet, press the Windows key + Volume down to save a screenshot to your Pictures > Screenshots folder.


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How to take a screenshot on a Dell laptop or PC

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You have a few options at your disposal to take a screenshot on a Dell laptop computer or PC.

Screenshot your entire screen

If you want to capture everything you can currently see on your screen, press the Windows key + PrntScrn simultaneously. This will automatically save a screenshot to your Pictures > Screenshots folder.

Note that PrntScrn may also be spelled PrntSc, PrtSc, or something similar, depending on the model of your Dell laptop or PC and its keyboard.

Screenshot a single window

If you only want to capture a single window on a Dell laptop or PC, press Alt + PrntScrn simultaneously. This will save the screenshot to your clipboard. To permanently save it, open a program like Paint and paste it there, then save the document.

Screenshot on a Dell tablet

If you have a Dell tablet, press the Windows key + Volume down simultaneously. This automatically saves a screenshot to your Pictures > Screenshots folder.


Read more: How to take screenshots on Android