As easy as it might seem, some people often copy the information they need through the click of a mouse to save what they need. However, if the data or the visual representation of data cannot be directly copied, copying and pasting will not simply work.
A Screenshot is basically a system taken image of the information, data, visual representation of data that is displayed on the screen of on a computer or a mobile device. It is also known as a screen grab or a screen capture, that takes an image of the content displayed onto a screen.
The screenshot capabilities of any device are basically taken by a command prompt that is delivered to the operating system through the click of one or a few buttons. The recent advances in screenshot technology, is being able to record whatever happens in the screen in real-time but to make things simpler we are only going to focus on how to properly take a screenshot on an ASUS Laptop.
There are many different ways a screenshot can be taken that will add to the fun and overall user experience of capturing content on a screen in a more integrated way. There are hundreds if not thousands of new applications built to suit specific user needs.
How To Take Screenshot On ASUS Laptop
Here is the easiest way to take a screenshot on an Asus laptop:
- On a window laptop, open the Page you would like to take a screenshot on
- On your keyboard, tap the [PrtSc] button once, this should capture the screen
- Open an image editing program such as Paint or Gimp
- Paste the screenshot using the [Ctrl] + V buttons on your keyboard
- Save the file
Below are alternative methods you can use to take a screenshot:
- Use The Keyboard Shortcut On Windows: PrtScn (Print Screen) Or CTRL+ PrtScn
- Use The Keyboard Shortcut: Windows+ PrtScn
- Use The “Snipping Tool” on your windows laptop
- Use an Extensions/Plugin
Method 1 – Use The Keyboard Shortcut On Windows: PrtScn (Print Screen) Or CTRL+ PrtScn
The first method is fairly easy to understand. In order to take a screenshot, tapping onto the PrtSc button just once should do the trick. If that does not work, your system may require you to click and hold on to the Control (Ctrl) button located at the bottom left of the keyboard and click the Print Screen (PrtSc) button that can be found near to the top right corner of the keyboard, at the same time, of any laptop or desktop computer to take the screenshot.
In order to view the screenshot, the user has to open paint or any document and press Ctrl+V to paste the screenshot to view the content that was captured. This is the simplest method to capture a screen if the information displayed does not allow the user to copy and paste the information.
Method 2: Use the Keyboard Shortcut: Windows+ PrtScn
It is a more intuitive way of taking a screenshot on an Asus Laptop. Even though the PrtSc button alone is enough to take the screenshot, what is interesting about taking a screenshot this way is that it guarantees that the screenshot was taken and saved. The user simply has to hold onto the Windows button and the PrtSc button together to complete the screenshot process.
The screen will flash immediately ensuring the user that the screenshot was taken and saved automatically. It is especially used when the task at hand is sensitive and needs a definite assurance that the screen and its content was captured. A screenshot taken this way can be easily found in the Pictures section of a computer where the screenshot is saved in a folder called Screenshots as well.
Method 3: Using the “Snipping Tool”
The Snipping Tool easily found in any ASUS Laptop. It is a special capturing tool especially provided by windows which can be found in any version of Windows OS. Not only does this tool help you to take a screenshot, but also crop the screenshot taken to eliminate unwanted parts of the content that has been captured. So, if you wish to take advantage of this neat little application, you need to press the Windows key on your keyboard.
On the search box, type “SNIPPING TOOL“. The results will appear and simply click on the Snipping Tool application. A window will app where a range of screenshot feature will appear from a Free-Form, Rectangular, Window, or Full-Screen snip will appear which the conventional PrtSc option for taking screenshots do not have.
Furthermore, the Snipping Tool has delayed response in which an area can be selected to take a screenshot within one to five seconds. The snipping tool as a few advantages over a general screenshot option such as scrolling screenshot, creating GIFs, and save to library options.
Method 4: Using Extensions/Plugin
There are also, more options available in the software marketplace to take screenshots on an ASUS Laptop based on user requirements as a basic PrtSc screenshot may not always work for unconventional use of visual content.
Some of the well-known screenshot extensions are Lightshot, GoFullPage, FireShot, Nimbus Screenshot & Video Recorder, HTML Element Screenshot etc. These are aftermarket screenshot options usually provided for free. And can be found in the Chrome Web Store.
Moreover, the extensions are not limited to Chrome Browser only. These extensions/plugins can be easily installed in Firefox, Brave, Opera, Vivaldi, Edge Browser, UC Browser and so on; except for Safari of-course. Some of these extensions/plugins have additional features as mentioned before, compared to a conventional screenshot method i.e. editing options, cloud upload, copy to clipboard, search for similar screenshot, entire page screenshot etc.
In addition to these features, some extensions/plugins offer photo editing options, highlighting, resize and crop, annotations, blur sensitive information option, and export as PNG or JPG format.
How To Screenshot on ASUS Vivobook Laptop
The Vivobook can take screenshots by pressing and holding down the [Ctrl] + [PrtScr] keys. Normally, it will capture a screenshot of the screen and can be pasted on any image editing software such as paint.
Every day, we take these quirks and feature of a general screenshot option for granted. What could be easily done using a couple of buttons on your keyboard, would take a great deal of time for the users if they took a screenshot using a plugin. However, for those looking to edit the screenshot a plugin would be more suited for this job.