Being famous for the design, manufacture, and creation of desktop and laptop computers, Dell wins the world’s love and appreciation. Millions of users are fond of the brand and make purchases of Dell computers or tablets.

As a Dell user, you might wonder how to take a screenshot on your Dell laptop or PC, here, I will list 3 very easy-to-use ways to capture the screen on your Dell computer. All 3 methods are available on all Windows 10, 8, or 7 machines.

Screenshot on Dell Computer

I. Screenshot on Dell with Aiseesoft Screen Recorder

Aiseesoft Screen Recorder is a powerful screen capture tool for Dell machines running all Windows operation systems.

Once installed, the program can help you capture your desktop and all onscreen activities with amazing performance. You can use the one-press shortcuts on the keyboard to start taking a screenshot, audio recording, or screen capture without delay and lag.

Besides, it gives you great flexibility and freedom that you may modify multiple settings, including the format and quality of the images, hotkeys for activating functions, etc.

Screen Recorder

Now, let’s start taking a screenshot on your Dell screen.

Step 1 Install and launch Aiseesoft Screen Recorder on your Dell

Step 2 Take a screenshot

After you launch the program, you can start making your screenshots immediately. Just minimize the window and use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + Alt + C” to activate the screenshot feature.

Decide the region for your screenshot:

  • To capture a window, locate the target one and click it.
  • To take a full-screen capture, move your mouse to the desktop and hit it.
  • Or move the cursor and drag the crosshair to capture the content you prefer.


Once you finish a screen capture, you can preview the image right away and edit it with the in-app editing tools on a toolbar.

Step 3 Save the image

You can save the file on a default folder, or choose to copy the image to your clipboard.

Warm Tips:

  • Custom settings

Click Menu on the program, choose Preferences to change the settings. On Hotkeys, you can see the default hotkeys, you can use different keys to replace the default combinations.

On Output, you can decide the folder to save your files and change the format and quality of the output file.

Set Video Format As GIF

  • Create a gif image

Go to Preferences > Output, and set video format to GIF, click OK to confirm. Then, on the program, choose Video Recorder, click REC or press the default hotkey “Ctrl + Alt + S” to start making a gif image.

  • Video recording and audio recording

You can use Screen Recorder to record a video or an audio file, use Video Recorder, or Audio Recorder, and you can create a video or a voice memo.

II. How to take a screenshot on Dell with the Print Screen button

There’s a button to activate a screenshot on Dell and all Windows computers, the Print Screen button. You can use it to capture your Dell screen for sure.

On your keyboard, locate a key named Prt Scr, Prt Sc or Prt Scrn, or anything similar.


  • You will get a png. file with the methods below.
  • The Print Screen button will only export the image to the clipboard so that you need to paste it down.

1. Using the Prt Scr key on Dell computers

Press Prt Scr to capture the entire Dell screen or you can use Alt + Prt Scr to capture an active window.

Windows Alt PrintScreen

2. Using the Prt Scr key on Dell laptops

On some Dell laptops, the Print Screen button is also the F11/F12 key and if you press the Print Screen button alone, the system will consider it as a move of pressing F11/F12 and won’t activate a screen capture.

In this case, you need to press Fn + Prt Scr buttons to capture your screen.

Dell Laptop Screenshot Buttons

3. How to take a screenshot on Windows 10 with the Windows Logo button

There’s a way that you can save the file to a folder directly, which is using the Windows Logo button.

Windows Logo Button

Press the Win + Prt Scr buttons to take a full-screen capture, or press Win + Shift + S to take a custom screenshot.

The file will be exported to a folder named Screenshots, you can locate it by going to This PC > Pictures > Screenshots.

4. Screenshot in Dell tablets

If you want to take a screenshot on your Dell tablet, press the Windows logo button + Volume Down button together. The screen will be captured and the file will be saved in the Screenshots folder.

About the Print Screen button:

III. How to take a screenshot with Snipping Tool

There’s a built-in snipping tool on all Windows computers, the Snipping Tool. Though the Snipping Tool is not a desktop program and most people may never hear of it.

Snipping Tool

How to locate the Snipping Tool on different Windows computers:

  • Windows 7: Click Start on the taskbar and click All Programs and open the Accessories folder, you can find the program there.
  • Windows 8: Go to Start and enter ‘snipping tool’ in the search bar, open the program from the list then.
  • Windows 10: Click the magnifier icon to start searching for the tool, type in Snipping Tool in the bar.

Start to take a screenshot on Dell with Snipping Tool

Open the program and click Mode to choose a snipping mode to take a screenshot immediately.

Snipping Modes

Once completed, the tool will open a new window for you to preview and edit the image. On the window, you can choose to save or copy the image.

Snipping Window


All 3 methods above are helpful when you want to take a screenshot on your Dell computers or any other brands of computers. Also, no matter you’re using a laptop or desktop computer, you can try all three methods successfully.