You don’t even need a program or online service to screenshot Acer. There are many built-in tools that help to turn you into an Acer screenshot pro.

As one of the top largest manufacturers of personal computers, Acer also has flagship products like tablets and laptops. If you just got an Acer Aspire laptop, Chromebook, or an Iconia tablet, it may take time to learn how to screenshot Acer.

However, once you have mastered those skills, taking a screenshot will become simple.

In this article, we will show you how the Acer screenshot works in detail. And other hidden tricks for taking screenshots on an Acer, be it a laptop, a Chromebook, or a table.

Take Acer Screenshot on Windows Laptops

You can capture a screen on just any Windows PC, and capturing a Screenshot on an Acer is no different. Here are the methods that help you to take a full-screen, partial, or scrolling screenshot on your Acer computer.

Print Screen + Windows Key

If you would like to take a whole-screen snapshot, Acer indeed provides a hotkey, which is the PrintScreen button on its keyboard, which may be abbreviated as “PrtScn,” “PrntScrn,” “Print Scr,” “Print Scrn,” “Prt Scrn,” “Prt Scr,” “Prt Sc” or “Pr Sc” on the keyboard.

To take a full-screen shot, just hit that key and Windows key at the same time, then the picture will be saved in this path: C:\Users\*yourusername*\Pictures\Screenshots

Other similar keyboard shortcuts:  “Windows key + Fn + PrtScn” or “Windows key + Ctrl + PrtScn”

However, in most cases, you don’t need to save the whole screen snapshot, or you just want to capture one of your monitors. Also, some application like OneDrive, Dropbox may take over the Print Screen button, which may cause the Print Screen button to not work properly.

“So, how to take a screenshot of a window or a part of the screen? How do I take a screenshot when the Print Screen doesn’t work? “

Take Powerful Screenshot on Acer with Aiseesoft Free Screen Capture Tool

Maybe you would like to mark on the screenshot picture, or you want to record the position of the mouse on the picture, but windows built-in tools haven’t contained these features yet.

Luckily, some excellent Free third-party tools consider the requirement. And Aiseesoft Free Screen Capture is one of them.


Let’s see how it work to take a screenshot on Acer laptop.
Step 1: Install and launch the Aiseesoft Screen Capture, and you will see the main interface like the picture below.
It contains three main functions and the one we will use is Screen Capture.Screen Recorder
Step 2: Switch the window you need to snip, and then click the Screen Capture button, or, press Ctrl+Alt+C on your keyboard, then you can drag the mouse to choose the content you would like to capture. Meanwhile, you can add a text note, line, or blur the sensitive informative of the screenshot with the annotation tool. Then Click the disk icon to save.

Screen Capture

Bonus Feature:

  • Annotation: Aiseesoft allows you to add multiple marks on your screenshot and edit it. Thus, you will get an image of the information you want.
  • HotKeys: Maybe you think launch this tool is too time-wasting and will miss the moment you want to capture. Please don’t worry about that. In the setting page of Aiseesoft Screen Recorder, you can set the hotkey to start a screenshot and the default format of the captured image format. Then you can launch it as convenient as Windows built-in tools.
  • Screen Record: From the main interface of Aiseesoft Screen Recorder, it can be found that there are other functions provided by it. This tool can help you to record different levels of video or audio professionally as well. Under Windows and Mac OS, all these functions can be set as a customized hotkey for quick launch.

Find the screenshot of Aiseesoft Free Screen Capture Tool from: C:\Users\*username*\Documents\Aiseesoft Studio\Snapshot

More Screen Capture Options:

#Take a Scrolling Screenshot on Acer PC — ShareX

To take a whole page screenshot, you need another free tool named ShareX.

    • Download, install, and run the program on your Acer computer.
    • Select the Capture button then “Scrolling capture” and choose the window that you want to scroll.

#Snipping Tool

Windows 10 built-in program Snipping tool can help you to take a screenshot of any size.

    • You can easily find it by tapping the ‘Snipping Tool’ in the search box of windows.
    • The program with an icon like scissors is the target tool.
    • Click the New button. Then you can drag the mouse to draw a shape (rectangle in default) to cover the content you’d like to save.
    • Then you need to go back to the program window, click File > Save as to save the snip.

#Print Screen”(Fullscreen)

Unlike “Print Screen + Windows key”, pressing the Print Screen button, the screenshot will be copied to the clipboard. You can paste it to any chat window to share, or office files to edit. Also, people normally will paste it to an image editor and save it.

#To Take a Partial Screenshot on your Acer – “Windows key + shift+S”

Capture the selective area of your screen, then the snip is copied to the clipboard.

#To Capture a Screenshot of Only One Window – “Alt+ Print Screen”

Pressing the combine keys will enable you to capture the active window, you don’t even need to crop later. You need to open an editor to paste and save it.

Screenshot on Acer Chromebook

Here we will introduce the way to capture a screenshot on an Acer Chromebook.

Capture Entire Screen

To capture a full screenshot, you could hold the Ctrl+Show windows key.

If you are using the Chromebook that can turn into a tablet, you can also press the Power and Volume Down key at the same time to take a full screenshot.

Snip Custom area of the Screen

If you just want to capture a specific area, hit the Ctrl+Shift+Show windows key at the same time.

Where is My Screenshot on Chromebook?

No matter which method you use to screenshot on your Chromebook, you will see a thumbnail of the snapshot at the right bottom corner of the screen.

If you would like to check the image after capturing, you can go to the Files app. Just click the Launcher from the bottom left corner of your screen. Then look for the icon named “Files” under the search box. Click it and it will take you to the file manager. Then navigate to My files > Downloads.

How to take a screenshot on Acer tablet

Now let’s see how to take screenshots on Acer tablets.


Taking screenshots on the Acer tablet can be very simple, you just need to press both the ‘Power’ and ‘Volume down’ buttons at the same time for about 2 seconds. You will hear the shutter sound and see a flash on the screen, which indicates the screenshot is taken. Then, you can go to the ‘Gallery’ to check it. If the image contains more content than you need, you can choose an image editing app to crop it.


For a tablet model running Windows, you can press the “Windows logo button + volume down button” together to do the job.


Here we introduced some ways to take screenshots on Acer products. It clear that built-in tools can take screenshots quickly. However, if you wish to edit the screenshot when capturing it or capture more elements, the third-party tool can be a better choice.