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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to locate the Snipping Tool on different Windows computers:
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.
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.
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.