Whether it’s important information, an online meme, or a fun video game, the screenshot feature comes in handy to capture and save for later.
The screen printing The key on your Acer laptop is the simplest way to take a screenshot. However, this method will capture your entire screen.
Fortunately, there are other methods that can take the process a step further. You can take a screenshot of a specific section, customize the capture (like adding text, shapes, or blur some parts) and much more.
How to take a screenshot on an Acer laptop?
Acer laptop comes preinstalled with the Windows operating system. Therefore, the following methods are for the Window user. But, if you install macOS, you can Refer to this guide.
Using the print screen key
The simplest way to take screenshots of your screen on Windows PC is with a file screen printing a key. The key is located in the upper right corner of the keyboard, and pressing it will take a screenshot of the entire screen.
Here are the screenshot shortcuts for the Print Screen keys:
- Prnt Screen: Take a screenshot of your entire screen.
- Windows + Prnt Scrn: Save the entire screen as an image directly.
- Alt + Prnt Scrn: Shoots the active window only.
The Prnt Screen And the Alt + Prnt Scrn The keys will only save the screenshot to the clipboard history and not save it as an image file. You can then paste the image into ms paint and save it or use any other app Save the image from the clipboard.
The Windows + Prnt Scrn The shortcut key will directly Save your screenshot as an image file in
Using the Snipping Tool
Snipping Tool is a screen capture application that comes pre-installed with Windows. It has a lot of functions, and you can use it to take screenshots in different ways.
The Snipping Tool is available in Windows 11 and 10. However, the Snipping Tool in Windows 11 was previously called Snipping and Drawing Tool in Windows 10. Therefore, you have to open Snip & Sketch in Windows 10.
Here’s how you can do that:
- to open clipping tool From start menu.
- Click new To start taking a screenshot. (You can even set the delay time for your screenshot from the timer icon.)
- From the small menu that pops up, you can use any option to take a screenshot as you wish.
- After taking a screenshot, you can either Modify Image or save it directly by clicking on Floppy disk icon.
Alternatively, you can use a file Windows + Shift + S Hotkey to directly open the small menu bar to take a screenshot. However, this will not open the captured screenshot in the snipping tool but will save it to the clipboard. You can use the same method as above to save it as an image.
If you are curious about the four options in the menu bar while taking a screenshot of the Snipping Tool, we also got you covered.
- rectangular clip: You can use it to take screenshots in rectangles or squares. You can use your mouse to select its width, height, and where to place the rectangle.
- free clip: You can take screenshots with it by drawing on your screen. However, with a mouse, it is not as accurate as the others.
- clip window: You can take screenshots of open application windows. Window Snip will automatically identify the window if the mouse pointer is over it, and clicking on it will save a screenshot of that window.
- full screen clip: Takes a screenshot of your entire screen.
Using the Xbox Game Bar
Another way to take screenshots natively in Windows is with an extension Xbox game bar. The Xbox app comes pre-installed in Windows, and you can even use it to take screenshots.
While this functionality was built for video games that are captured on the screen, it works well for regular screenshots as well.
Here’s how you can do this method:
- press Windows + G to open a file Xbox Game Bar.
- if it was Yasir The window does not exist, click camera icon (The third option in the Xbox Game Bar)
- Click on camera icon to take a screenshot. (Alternatively, you can use the . file Windows + Alt + Prnt Scrn button to take a live screenshot using this method).
- By default the screenshot will be saved to a file
NB : This method will take a screenshot of the active window only and ignore all other background windows, including the taskbar.
Use third party apps
Finally, you can also use third-party apps to take screenshots on your PC. While each of them may not be as simple as the methods on this list, some of them provide additional features for specific needs.
You can use apps like ShareX, Greenshot, and Lightshot, which are open source apps. Lightshot also offers additional features such as highlighting certain areas, and you can add text before saving the screenshot.