How to screenshot on an ASUS laptop + other useful shortcuts

Knowing how to use shortcodes on your laptop can make things a whole lot easier. With ASUS laptops, there are different shortcuts that are worth knowing that can help you to get things done quicker.

One common question with ASUS laptops is about how you can take a screenshot, as it isn’t always clear how to do this. On some laptops it’s simple, whilst on others it can be more difficult to take the screenshot you need.

The good news is that it’s actually pretty easy to do this. So, we’re going to show you how to take a screenshot on an ASUS laptop, as well as some other shortcuts that you should probably know too.

How to screenshot on an ASUS laptop

There are different ways that you can take screenshots on an ASUS laptop. And, it really depends on what you want to capture. This is the old school method that will work on pretty much any Windows device.

  1. The first thing that you need to do to take a screenshot on an ASUS is to press the PrtSc key on your keyboard. This will action your print screen.
  2. Then, you’ll need to paste your screenshot into some sort of editor. You can do this in Photoshop, or if you don’t have Photoshop, then into Paint.
  3. After you’ve opened whichever of these softwares you want to use, then just press Ctrl+V, which is the paste shortcut. And voila! You’ve made a screenshot on your ASUS laptop.

This method of taking a screenshot on your ASUS laptop will work on any Windows release, and it’s great for older laptops.

However, on newer Windows 8 and Windows 10 models, you can actually take a screenshot in a simpler way than this.

How to take a screenshot on Windows 10

You don’t really want to spend your time having to save and paste the screenshot. On newer laptops, you don’t necessarily even have to do this.

If you want to take a screenshot on Windows 8 or Windows 10, then all you need to do is press the PrtSc key and the Windows key at the same time as each other.

This will take a screenshot of your entire screen. From here, you can easily access your screenshots folder in your documents to find your screenshot.

The operating system that your using shouldn’t make much of a different, except you’ll need to adapt it if you’re using another OS. On a Chromebook, you’ll probably have a slightly different way of doing this, though it should be fairly straightforward.

However, this only tells us how to get one of the entire screen. You may not want to get a screenshot of the whole page. The good news is that this isn’t the only way that you can take a screenshot on an ASUS laptop, as you can also take a screenshot of just a selected area of the screen.

How to take a screenshot of the window you’re on

You can also take a screenshot of just the Window that you currently have open instead of the whole screen. This can be a better choice for those that want a more professional screenshot, as this usually looks better than taking one of the full screen.

You can do this by pressing the PrtSc key, Windows key and the Alt key all at the same time. This will take a screenshot of the Window you’re on only. It’s a good way to get a smaller screenshot without having to using the snipping tool.

How to take a custom sized screen shot

Another way that you can take a screenshot is just by selected part of the screen yourself with the crop or snipping tool. This is really useful for isolating parts of the screen without getting the entire page.

You can do this on Windows 10 only, by pressing Windows key, Shift and the S key at the same time. Then, you can use your trackpad or mouse to select part of the screen to get a shot on. Depending on your laptop, you might be able to do this by using Fn and F11, too.

Other useful shortcut keys

It’s not only the screenshot shortcut that you can use to make your life easier. There are a few other shortcuts which everyone should know if they have an ASUS laptop.

Fn + F12 = MyASUS – My ASUS is the most useful shortcut key that you have on an ASUS laptop. In here, you can actually assign all of the different keyboard keys as you wish to, giving F5 and F6 combined with another key an easy way to launch a command. So, this is probably the most important shortcut key on an ASUS laptop.
Fn + F2 = Airplane Mode – For some reason on Macbooks, they don’t have a shortcut key for entering into Airplane mode. But with ASUS laptops and many Windows laptops in general, you can enter into Airplane mode by simply pressing Fn + F2.
Fn + F8 = Display Mode – If you use several different displays with your device, then this shortcut key is going to come in handy. This allows you to toggle between your screens, and is one of the most useful keys on an ASUS laptop.

Conclusion

Hopefully this has helped you learn how to take a screenshot on an ASUS laptop. If you’re interested in getting an ASUS, then check out Spacehop’s guide to the best ASUS laptops on the market. They provide pretty good value as laptops go, so it could be worth considering investing in a new one.

There are different ways to take a screenshot, but with newer versions of Windows available, it becomes easier and easier to do so.

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