How do you screenshot on HP Windows 10?

Answered by Willie Powers

To take a screenshot on an HP laptop or desktop running Windows 10, you can utilize the Windows key + Print Screen shortcut. This method allows you to capture the entire screen and automatically save the screenshot in the Screenshots folder.

First, locate the Windows key on your HP keyboard. It is typically situated between the Ctrl and Alt keys, and it displays the Windows logo. The Print Screen key, often abbreviated as PrtScn or PrtSc, can usually be found in the top row of keys on the keyboard.

To take a screenshot, press and hold the Windows key, then press the Print Screen key. You may need to press the Fn (Function) key in combination with the Print Screen key if it is a shared key with another function, such as adjusting screen brightness.

After pressing the Windows key + Print Screen, your screen will dim momentarily, indicating that the screenshot has been captured. The screenshot is automatically saved in the Screenshots folder, which is located in the Pictures directory of your user profile. You can access this folder by opening File Explorer and navigating to “This PC” > “Pictures” > “Screenshots.”

Once you open the Screenshots folder, you will find the captured screenshot saved as a PNG image file. You can further edit or annotate the screenshot using image editing software or share it directly with others.

It’s worth noting that the Windows key + Print Screen shortcut captures the entire screen, including multiple monitors if you have them connected. If you want to capture only a specific region of the screen, you can use the Snipping Tool or Snip & Sketch application, which are built-in tools in Windows 10. These tools allow you to capture a customized area of the screen and provide additional annotation options.

Taking a screenshot on an HP laptop or desktop running Windows 10 is a simple process. By using the Windows key + Print Screen shortcut, you can quickly capture your entire screen and save the screenshot in the Screenshots folder for easy access and sharing.