How to Screenshot on Samsung Laptop in Windows 11/10

Published by Nyau Wai Hoe - Updated on

Taking screenshots is super handy, right? It’s like snapping a photo of whatever’s on your screen. You might need it for a how-to guide, to show an error message, or just because something on your screen is worth sharing. If you have a Samsung laptop and you’re using Windows 11 or 10, grabbing that screenshot might seem a bit tricky at first. But don’t worry! This guide will show you different ways to do it, so you can easily capture anything on your screen and save those moments.

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 is like a magic key for screenshots on most keyboards. Let’s see how it works on a Samsung laptop with Windows 11 or 10.

Method 1: Keyboard shortcuts – Quick and efficient

Want to grab a screenshot fast? Keyboard shortcuts are your best friend. Here’s how:

  1. For the whole screen: Just press PrtScn. This captures everything on your screen but doesn’t save it as a file. It copies it to your clipboard instead. To save it, paste it into a program like Paint or Word.Print screen and paste to Paint
  2. For the active window: Press Alt + PrtScn. This grabs just the window you’re working in and, like the first method, copies it to the clipboard.Screenshot only one window on Samsung Laptop
  3. For a specific region: Press Shift + Windows + S. Your screen dims and you can drag to pick a specific area to capture. This screenshot also goes to your clipboard.Taking screenshots on Samsung laptop

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

Method 2: Windows + Print Screen – Capture and save instantly

If you like things simple and immediate, check this out. This method captures your whole screen and saves the shot right away.

  1. Press Windows + PrtScn.How to Take a Screenshot in Windows 11 or 10
  2. Your screen will blink to show you’ve taken a screenshot.
  3. The screenshot is saved automatically in the “Screenshots” folder under “Pictures”.Where are screenshots saved on Samsung laptop

Handy guide: How to Crop Screenshot on Windows 11

Method 3: Screenshots with OneDrive – For cloud integration

If you like your screenshots saved in the cloud with Microsoft OneDrive, this method’s for you:

  1. Make sure OneDrive is up and running on your laptop.
  2. Right-click the OneDrive icon in the system tray and choose Settings.
  3. In the Backup tab, look for the Screenshots section and tick “Automatically save screenshots I capture to OneDrive.”Save screenshot to OneDrive Windows 11
  4. Now, any screenshot you take with 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’re not a fan of the PrtScn button or need more options, here are some other methods:

Method 1: Snipping Tool – The classic choice

The Snipping Tool is an oldie but goodie for taking screenshots:

  1. Hit the Start button and search for “Snipping Tool.”
  2. Open it from the search results.Open Snipping Tool Windows 11
  3. Click New to start a screenshot.
    Snipping Tool Windows 11 without PrtScn
  4. Your screen dims for you to select your shot.
    Snipping Tool Rectangular Snip
  5. Drag to pick the area you want. The shot opens in Snipping Tool for you to save, copy, or share.

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

Method 2: Using the Xbox Game Bar – For gamers and creators

The Xbox Game Bar isn’t just for gamers. It’s great for taking screenshots too:

  1. Hit Windows + G to open the Game Bar.
  2. Look for the camera icon on the toolbar that appears and click it. This takes your screenshot.Screenshot on Samsung laptop without PrintScreen button
  3. The screenshot is saved in the “Videos” folder, under a “Captures” sub-folder.

Tip: The Game Bar can be super handy, especially with full-screen apps or games.

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

Method 3: Using third-party tools – For advanced features

Need more features for your screenshots? Check out these tools:


  1. Download and set up LightShot from its website.
  2. Press PrtScn, select your screen area, and a toolbar lets you edit or save your shot.


  1. After installing SnagIt, open it and choose how you want to take your shot (full screen, window, region, etc.).
  2. Capture your shot, and SnagIt’s editor lets you add notes, crop, or add effects.

Screenshot software for Samsung laptop

Wrapping things up

There are lots of ways to take screenshots on your Samsung laptop with Windows 11 or 10. Whether you’re just capturing something cool you found online, creating content, playing games, or you need screenshots for work, there’s a method here for you. Try them out and see which one fits your needs best.

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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