How to take screenshot on hp laptop

Even in the early days of personal computers, the ability to take a screenshot was a common function. You can capture a screenshot on any HP PC, laptop, or tablet with only a few mouse clicks or touches.

In this post, I will explore the different ways that you can take a screenshot on your HP laptop or desktop computer.

I’ll provide a how-to guide on how to take a screenshot without using the PrintScreen button, how to take a screenshot on various HP devices, where the screenshots are saved and can be found, and finally, the best way to sort screenshots.

How To Take A Screenshot On An HP Laptop Or Desktop

There are multiple ways to take a screenshot on your HP laptop. Your laptop model might vary, but the following methods will work for every one of them.

Here’s a list of the most convenient ways out there.

Method – 1: Windows Key + Prt Sc

1. Simultaneously press the Windows key and Print Screen (Prt Sc). You’ll see your screen flicker for a second to imply it has successfully taken a screenshot.

2. Go to This PC  > Pictures.

3. All your screenshots will be stored under the folder ‘Screenshots’.

4. You can also press ‘Ctrl + V’ to paste the screenshot and share it with others. Alternatively, right-click and hit ‘Paste’.

Method – 2: Snipping Tool

The snipping tool is an excellent built-in feature that enables you to select how much of the screen you want to capture. Regardless of the operating system, this tool works perfectly well for all Windows models.

Go to the Start Menu and type ‘Snipping Tool’ in the search bar. Once the application opens, you’ll see a variety of options at your disposal.

How To Take A Screenshot on HP Using Snipping Tool‌

Click on ‘New’ or ‘Ctrl + N’. You can choose your desired shape of the screenshot from the number of modes Snipping Tool has to offer. The rectangular snip is the standard one out there. Besides that, there are three other ways to capture your screen:

The Free-form Snip allows you to capture your screen in any shape you want, be it ovular, circular, or freeform.

The Window Snip enables you to capture your active window with a simple click.
The Full-screen Snip captures your entire screen at one go. This is particularly helpful for users with dual monitors. This option enables them to capture both screens at once.

Once you’ve captured your screenshot, you can save it in your desired location by pressing Ctrl + S.

Method – 3: Windows + Shift + S

This method is simply a shortcut to the Snipping Tool. Simultaneously press Windows + Shift + S, and whatever you capture will be copied to your clipboard. You can either paste the image by pressing Ctrl + V or view it to edit and save your snapshot.‌

How to take a screenshot on an HP tablet

You can also take a screenshot on an HP tablet, but because there is no keyboard, the process is different. In fact, taking a screenshot on a tablet is very similar to the way you take a screenshot on your phone.

1. Press and hold the Power button and the Volume Down button at the same time.

2. After about two seconds, the screen will flash and your screenshot will be captured.

3. The shot is automatically saved in the Photos folder on your tablet.


With the ability to snap a shot, you can keep and share anything, from important files and papers to the strange things you see on social media.

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