How to Do a Screenshot on a Dell Keyboard

To take a screenshot, all you need to do is press the Print Screen (sometimes marked as PrtScn) key on your keyboard. Unlike some computer manufacturers, Dell keyboards for both Dell laptop and desktop computers do not require that you hold down the "Function" key in addition to the "Alt" and "Print Screen" keys. Using fewer keys lets you take a screen shot more quickly, increasing the chance that you will capture the image you want.

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Whole Screen

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Arrange the various applications or file folders that you want to appear in the screen shot.

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Press the Print Screen button on the keyboard. Typically, this button is located in the upper-right corner of the keyboard.

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Open the program (like Word) into which you want to place the screenshot. Right-click an open area within the document and then click "Paste" to paste the screen shot into the document.

Specific Screen Shot

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Open the program or window for which you want to capture a screen shot.

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Click within the window to make sure it is the active window on the computer.

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Hold down the "Alt" key and then press the Print Screen button in the upper-right corner of the keyboard.

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Open the program into which you want to paste your screenshot. Right-click an open area within the document and then click "Paste" to paste the screen shot into the document.