How to Print the Screen on a Compaq Laptop

By Heide Braley

Many times when you are working at your computer, you will want to print exactly what you are seeing on your monitor, sometimes it is helpful in order to obtain technical support. Here is a simple method to do just that.

Printing Your Computer Screen

Step 1

Open the computer program you wish to use, and get to the screen that you would like to print.

Step 2

Press down the Ctrl button and the PrintScreen button (or maybe PrtScr), which you can find at the top right of your keyboard, at the same time.

Step 3

Open the Paint program or other graphics software you have on your computer. Once a blank page is open, hit the Ctrl button in combination with the V button and the screen shot should appear.

Step 4

Print the image.

Step 5

You can also save the screen shot as a JPEG and send the picture by attaching it as an e-mail.