How To Take A Screenshot With A HP Laptop

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is one of the leading brand names in the technology industry especially in the manufacturing of consumer laptop systems.

HP laptops are widely used and are an ideal choice available on the market. Screenshots also are known by the name screen-grab take the picture of your HP laptops screen window.

In case it’s a glitch you are trying to explain to a tech support person or a tweet you think someone might end up deleting, the ability to preserve the screen for your progeny is pretty handy information. Though it can be a bit tricky if you don’t know the right way to do so.

Wondering how to document and share your laptop’s screen with friends and family. A screenshot is a fairly easy and convenient way to do so.

Taking a screenshot on an HP laptop is pretty much the same on all the HP variants. Luckily, there are many ways to capture a screenshot. For example, the dated Print-screen key, Snipper Tool of Windows or even the third-party software applications to grab the screen with some powerful handy tools.

Want to take screenshots on any of your HP laptops? You’ve come to the right place.

Just follow the steps below.

How To Take A Screenshot With A HP Laptop On Windows 7, 8 and 10

Windows operating system users enjoy a lot of freedom and flexibility. Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 are loaded with amazing features and applications that allow you to create and share documents, spreadsheets, send mail, browse the web and much more with relative ease.

Screenshots can be a lot crucial and helpful in saving and sharing the information without having to share the whole workflow for privacy concerns or saving someone else’s content to amuse your friends. Whatever the reason may be screenshots can save a lot of time and effort in saving, sharing information.

Microsoft has been pouring in new techniques to facilitate its users in capturing a screenshot as well in other things. Microsoft in recent years has introduced effective and smooth ways to capture screen with user-friendly features and tools intact. Your options depend on the version of the Windows operating system your device is running.

Here I have listed all the major techniques to take screenshots on Windows 7,8 and 10 laptops.

Note: Make sure the screen is displaying the content you want to capture with your screenshot, bring up the screen or page you intend to screenshot.

1: Screenshot Your Whole Screen

Step 1: Press the Print Screen button or Fn + Print Screen on the keyboard depending on your laptop. The screenshot is by default stored in your clipboard and you’ll have to paste it into a graphics editor like Windows Paint, PicPick or Artweaver.

Step 2: Click the Windows start menu and type Paint in the search bar.

Step 3: Open the Paint application and Paste by pressing the Ctrl+V keys.

Step 4: Here you can edit or save your screenshot in any picture format you like i.e. JPG, PNG. Give a file name to your screenshot and save it.

2: Newly Introduced Mac Like Command To Capture Screenshot (Windows 10)

Microsoft’s frontline operating system designed to suit the latest trends of tech advancements. Microsoft with its latest update of Windows 10 added a system-wide command shortcut to capture screenshots of the specific area of the screen.

Step 1: Press Windows + Shift + S combo command.

Step 2: This will gray out an overlay and a cursor will appear. You can click and drag the cursor to define the area you want to capture. Once you release the click it will automatically select and save the marked area under grayed overlay window.

Step 3: The selected area of the screen will be copied onto the clipboard. Paste it by pressing Ctrl + V on any graphics editor tool like Paint to save or edit.

3: Screenshot Of Only The Active Window

Step 1: For that, you’ll need to press the Alt + Print Screen button. This will capture only the active and open window you had when you pressed the combo keys.

Step 2: Open the Paint application and Paste by pressing the Ctrl+V keys.

Step 3: Here you can edit or save your screenshot in any picture format you like i.e. JPG, PNG.

4: Screenshot Without Any Graphics Editor

Step 1: Press Windows + Print Screen button together.

Step 2: Go to the Pictures folder under This PC drop-down menu on the left pane of your file system window.

Step 3: Now head to the Screenshots folder. You will find all the screenshots you took using the above combo here.

5: Using Snipping Tool Widget On Windows

Step 1:  Open the Start menu and type Snipping Tool in the search bar

Step 2: Click to open the Snipping Tool app

Step 3: On the displayed window of Snipping Tool click New. You can also set the Delay timer for the screenshot to be captured with the time delay of 0-5 seconds. In the Mode, you can select the different modes like:

Free-form Snip – allowing you to select a specific section of the screen

Window Snip – capture the currently open window.

Full-screen Snip – will capture the whole screen window.

Step 4: Select the area you want to capture by holding the click and dragging the cursor over the area. Release the cursor once you have specified the space you need to capture.

Step 5: The Snipping Tool will show your screenshot once you release the mouse. Here you have options to edit the screenshot like writing over the screenshot and others.

6: Free Screenshot Apps For Windows

Although Windows 10 itself has some built-in screenshot tools. You can use a third-party software application, that has some cool tricks up their sleeves as well. There are many free options available in the market if you want to enjoy some extra features.

Here I’ll just illustrate one for you to get familiar with.

PicPick is one of the best screen capture tools available freely for Home Users. It features an innate image editor, color picker, whiteboard, and many more qualities.  

Step 1: Go to the download page PicPick, and Click Download, chose Free Download for Home Users.

Step 2: Install it following the given instruction. This will change the computer’s key commands for screenshots and you’ll have to take note of the new commands. On the Taskbar click the show hidden icons arrow on the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Select the PicPick icon and press Program options.

Step 4: On the Program Options window click on Hotkeys on the left menu pane.

Step 5: Here you’ll find all the commands for capturing a screenshot. And you can also change the commands combo to suit your needs.

Step 6: There are a lot of capturing methods, for example, the Scrolling Window will let you scroll through a document or a page and will capture the entirety of it, rather than capturing just the static image of your screen.