The copy and paste feature allows you to quickly and easily move text from one window or app to another. Sometimes, you want to capture all the elements on a page, and for this, a screenshot will be necessary. This guide on how to take a screenshot on Asus laptops will show Asus users just how it is done.
There are different methods and shortcuts for taking screenshots on your Asus laptop. The methods you use will depend on what kind of screenshot you want to take, and your preference. I will show you almost all the ways to take a screenshot on Asus laptops.
Some of these methods are shortcuts—requiring just one click—while some are long processes. You can practice each of these methods to see which you prefer as you read about how to take screenshots on Asus laptops.
How To Take A Screenshot On Asus Laptop Using The Print Screen Key
Using the Print Screen key is a shortcut provided for taking screenshots on Asus laptops. Note that using this method only takes the screenshot, but doesn’t automatically save it. When you press the Print Screen key on the keyboard, the screens of the full window will be automatically copied to the clipboard.
To take a screenshot on Asus laptop using the print screen button, follow these steps:
Press prt sc (print screen) button to take a screenshot
Open Paint on Windows or any other photo editing software like photoshop
Paste the screenshot (press ctrl + V) or “paste” in the upper right corner of Paint
Edit the screenshot if you want to
Save the screenshot. Press Ctrl + A
In the popup that appears, enter the name of the screenshot and click on save.
How To Take A Screenshot On Asus Laptop Using Windows And Print Screen Keys
This method is the easiest and quickest way to take screenshots on Asus laptops. Using the Windows key and Print Screen key ensures that your screenshot is saved without you having to open any photo editing software.
To capture the screenshot press Windows key + prt sc. The screenshot will be automatically saved. To locate your screenshot, open the file explorer, then click on Pictures. Finally, click on Screenshots. Here you will find the screenshots you have taken.
How To Take A Screenshot On Asus Laptop Using Windows + H
Using the Windows key + H allows you to take a screenshot of the active window and share it straight away. To use this shortcut for direct share without saving, follow these steps:
Open the window you want to screenshot
Press Windows key + H
A window will open for you to share. The window will contain all the available share options for your PC. Click on the option you want to use in sharing and follow the prompts to share.
Using Alt + Print Screen To Take Screenshots On Asus Laptop
Now I will show you how to take a screenshot on Asus laptops using the Alt + Print Screen. Using this shortcut takes a screenshot of the active window and copies it to the clipboard. It can then be saved in photo editing software.
To do this on your Asus Windows laptop, follow these steps:
- Open the window you want to take the screenshot of
- Press Alt + prt sc, the screenshot will be taken and copied to the clipboard
- Open a photo editor software like Paint or Photoshop
- Paste (press ctrl + V) on the photo editor software
- Edit the screenshot if you want to
- Save (Ctrl + S)
Using Ctrl + Print Screen To Take Screenshot On Asus Laptop
This is another way of capturing the entire screen in a screenshot. If the method mentioned earlier of using the Alt + print screen does not work, then you can try this as an alternative. Pressing Ctrl + prt sc simultaneously copies the screenshot of the screen to the clipboard. Follow these steps:
- Open the window you want to capture
- Press Ctrl + prt sc simultaneously
- Open a photo editor software like Paint or Paint 3D
- Press Ctrl + V to paste the screenshot
- Edit the screenshot if you want to
- Press Ctrl + S to save the screenshot.
How To Take A Screenshot On Asus Laptop Using Fn Key + Print Screen
So far, I have shown you how to take a screenshot of the whole screen using both alt + prt sc and ctrl + prt sc. This is another key combination that does the same work. The steps are identical to that of the last two methods discussed:
- Press fn + prt sc
- Open a photo editor software, and paste the screenshot by pressing ctrl + V
- Edit the screenshot
- Save the screenshot by pressing Ctrl + A
How To Take A Screenshot On Asus Laptop With Visible Mouse Cursor
You can also take a screenshot on your Asus laptop with the mouse cursor visible. To do this, you will use a tool available on Windows called Steps recorder. To take a screenshot with a visible mouse cursor follow these steps:
Press the Windows key
Search for Steps recorder and click on it
- A short window will appear on your screen. Click on start record
- After that, wherever you click on your screen captures a screenshot with the cursor visible
- After taking the screenshots, click on stop record
- After clicking on stop record, you will be shown all the screenshots you took
- Click on save to save them
Taking Screenshots On Asus Laptops Using Windows + Shift + S
If you want to take screenshots of only a portion of the screen this is the go-to method. Press Windows key, Shift, and S simultaneously. This is available only on Windows 10. Follow these directions:
- Press Windows key + Shift + S
- Click and drag your mouse to select a certain portion of the screen
- Release the mouse button to capture the screenshot
- Go to Paint 3D or any photo editor software and paste (ctrl + V)
- Edit your screenshot
- Save the screenshot (Ctrl + S)
Using The Windows Snipping Tool To Take Screenshots On Asus Laptops
The Snipping tool is one of the best tools for taking screenshots on your Asus laptop. You can take screenshots of the entire screen or portions of it. You can also crop the screenshots immediately after taking them with this tool.
To begin using it, press the Windows key and search for the Snipping Tool. After clicking on it, a window will appear with different screenshot options such as free form, rectangular, window, and full screen. Choose your preferred option.
Another feature that makes the Snipping tool stand out is the delayed response feature that allows the screenshot to be delayed for between 1-5 seconds after clicking. There are other interesting features such as scrolling screenshot, creating GIFs, and the option to save to the library.
Using Browser Extensions To Take Screenshots
The next important aspect of how to take a screenshot on Asus laptops is the use of browser extensions to capture screenshots. If you want to capture screenshots while using your browser, you can make use of extensions. This is especially important when you have several screenshots to capture within the browser environment.
There are a good number of extensions you can use such as:
Using Third-Party Software To Take Screenshots
There are limitations to what the Windows tools discussed so far can do. If you are looking for some niche functionality, or you take screenshots often, third-party software will make your takes easier and quicker.
A good screenshot software should:
- Be able to capture a specific region or the whole screen
- Include annotating options
- Be flexible with how images are saved. Either to the hard drive or gallery
- Allow for easy sharing
With that said, here are a few good third-party software for taking screenshots on your Asus laptop.
Snagit possesses the features mentioned above, and then some. Using its click and drag feature you can take screenshots of any portion of the screen. Editing can be done quickly and easily. Not only can you take screenshots, but you can also do screen recording with Snagit.
This snagit/greenshot comparison may come in handy.
This lightweight app makes screen capture on your Asus laptop easy. You can edit and make annotations. After saving your image an automatic link for sharing is crested and copied to your clipboard.
You will often need to take a screenshot of your screen. Whether it is because you want to capture a beautiful picture or quote, or you want to save something you are reading for future reference in a pictorial form, knowing how to take screenshots on Asus laptops will come in handy.
In this article, I showed you the various shortcuts you can use in capturing your screenshots. I also introduced you to the Snipping tool on Windows and to various browser extensions for taking screenshots. Finally, I talked about the use of third-party software.
The option you use will depend on what your needs are. Now you know how to take screenshots on Asus laptops.