How to Screenshot on Samsung Laptop in Windows 11/10

Published by Nyau Wai Hoe - Updated on

Taking screenshots is like snapping a photo of whatever that is on your screen. If you have a Samsung laptop with Windows 11 or 10, the way to do it might look a bit different from other devices. In this guide, we’ll show you several ways to get the perfect screenshot on your Samsung laptop.

Also see: How to Screenshot Games on Windows 11

How to Screenshot on Samsung Laptop in Windows 11 10

Taking screenshots on Samsung laptop using the PrtScn key

The PrtScn button on most keyboards lets you quickly take screenshots. The following will show you how to use this key on your Samsung laptop with Windows 11 or 10.

Keyboard shortcuts

If you want to capture your screen fast without going through apps, keyboard shortcuts are your best bet.

  1. Press the PrtScn key. This grabs your whole screen but doesn’t save it as a file. Instead, it copies it to your clipboard. You need to paste it into an app like Paint or Word to see and save it.Print screen and paste to Paint
  2. Press Alt + PrtScn. This only captures the window you’re currently using and copies it to your clipboard.Screenshot only one window on Samsung Laptop
  3. Press Shift + Windows + S. Your screen will dim, and you can select a specific area to capture. The screenshot then goes to your clipboard.Taking screenshots on Samsung laptop

Useful tip: How to Screenshot Only One Monitor on Windows 11

Windows + Print Screen

This method is great if you want something easy and fast. It captures your whole screen and saves it right away.

  1. Just press Windows + PrtScn.How to Take a Screenshot in Windows 11 or 10
  2. Your screen will dim for a moment, showing that a screenshot has been taken.
  3. The screenshot is saved automatically in the “Screenshots” folder in your “Pictures” library.Where are screenshots saved on Samsung laptop

Handy guide: How to Crop Screenshot on Windows 11

Screenshots with OneDrive

If you use Microsoft OneDrive and like having your screenshots backed up to the cloud automatically, this is the method for you:

  1. Make sure OneDrive is running on your Samsung laptop.
  2. Right-click on the OneDrive icon in your system tray and pick Settings.
  3. In the Backup tab, look for the Screenshots section and tick the box that says “Automatically save screenshots I capture to OneDrive.”Save screenshot to OneDrive Windows 11
  4. Now, any screenshots you take using PrtScn or Windows + PrtScn will be saved to your OneDrive folder automatically.

Linked issue: Screenshots are always blurry in Windows 11 (Fix)

Taking screenshots on Samsung laptop without the PrintScreen button

If you don’t want to use the PrtScn button, whether it’s not working or you need more features, there are several other recommended ways.

Snipping tool

The Snipping Tool has been around for a while and is still a solid way to take screenshots, even with newer tools in Windows 11/10.

  1. Click the Start button at the bottom left of your screen.
  2. Type “Snipping Tool” into the search bar.
  3. From the search results, click on the Snipping Tool app to open it.Open Snipping Tool Windows 11
  4. Click the New button to start taking a screenshot.Snipping Tool Windows 11 without PrtScn
  5. Your screen will dim, letting you select the area you want to capture.Snipping Tool Rectangular Snip
  6. After capturing, the screenshot will open in the Snipping Tool window, where you can save, copy, or share it using the File menu.

Related resource: How to Find Snipping Tool History in Windows 11 or 10

Use the Xbox Game Bar

The Xbox Game Bar is mainly for gamers, but anyone can use its screenshot feature on a Windows machine.

  1. Press Windows + G to open the Game Bar.
  2. A toolbar will show up at the top of your screen. Click on the Screenshot icon, which looks like a camera.Screenshot on Samsung laptop without PrintScreen button
  3. The screenshot will be taken and saved automatically in the “Videos” folder, in a sub-folder called “Captures.”

Note: If you’re playing a game or using a full-screen app, the Game Bar can be a great way to quickly take a screenshot.

Pro tip: How to Take a Screenshot Showing Cursor on Windows 11

Use third-party tools for advanced features

While Windows has several screenshot tools, some people might want more advanced options like delayed captures or enhanced editing. LightShot, SnagIt, and Greenshot are popular for these features.


  1. Download and install LightShot from its official website.
  2. Once installed, press PrtScn.
  3. Select the area you want to capture by dragging.
  4. A toolbar will show up, letting you edit, save, or upload the screenshot.


  1. Download and install SnagIt, then open the app.
  2. Use the easy interface to pick your screenshot method (full screen, window, region, and more).
  3. After capturing, SnagIt opens the screenshot in its editor where you can add notes, crop, and apply effects.

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Nyau Wai Hoe
Nyau Wai Hoe is the Founder and Chief Editor of With a degree in software engineering and over 12 years of experience in the tech support industry, Nyau has established himself as an expert in the field, with a primary focus on the Microsoft Windows operating system. As a tech enthusiast, he loves exploring new technologies and leveraging them to solve real-life problems.

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