How To Screenshot On A Lenovo Laptop: The Ultimate Guide

Do you need to take a screenshot on your Lenovo laptop but don’t know how? Don’t worry, we’re here to help.

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In this guide, we will walk you through the process of taking screenshots on your Lenovo laptop.

Plus, we will provide some tips and tricks that you can use to make the screenshot process even easier. So whether you are a beginner or an experienced screenshot taker, this guide has something for everyone.

How to take a screenshot on a Lenovo laptop

On your Lenovo computer, you can take a screenshot in 4 different ways.

  1. The Snipping Tool Shortcut
  2. The Print Screen Key
  3. Windows logo key + Print Screen key
  4. The Snipping Tool App

The 4 options listed below allow you to take a screenshot on any laptop. These options work across all the lines of Lenovo including Thinkpad, Yoga, and Ideapad.

1. How to take a screenshot with the Snipping Tool shortcut in Windows 10 and 11

Press the Windows logo key + Shift + S to use the Snipping Tool and create a screen snip.

Press windows logo key + S
Press the Windows logo key + Shift + S to use the Snipping Tool
  1. Press the Windows logo key Shift S. A small menu will appear at the top middle of your display.
  2. Rectangular snip is the default snipping mode. Change the mode by selecting one of the other options in the menu: Rectangular snip, Freeform snip, Window snip, Fullscreen snip.
  3. The screenshot is saved to the clipboard. A pop-up notification appears after you’ve finished capturing a screenshot allowing you to edit and share the image.
Sniping ModeScreenshot Snip Description
Rectangular snipDrag the cursor to create a rectangle around a selection.
Freeform snipDraw a freeform shape around your selection area.
Window snipSelect a window or box that you wish to capture.
Fullscreen snipCaptures the entire fullscreen window.
Screenshot modes and their descriptions

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2. How to take a screenshot using the Print Screen key

  1. Press the Print Screen(prt sc) key to take a screenshot.
  2. Choose the snipping mode and capture the image.
  3. The screenshot is saved to the clipboard. A pop-up notification appears after you’ve finished capturing a screenshot allowing you to edit and share the image.
  4. Use Ctrl-V to paste the screenshot image into your desired destination.
Press print screen key
Press the Print Screen(prt sc) key to take a screenshot

Tip: You may need to change the keyboard settings to enable the Print screen button to open screen snipping. Do this by going to Settings > Accessibility > Keyboard. Then locate “Use the Print screen button to open screen snipping” and move the toggle on ‘On.’

If you do not have a Print Screen key on your keyboard, follow the other three steps shown in this article.

3. How to take a screenshot using the Windows logo key + Print Screen key

  1. Press the Windows logo key + Print Screen key.
  2. A fullscreen screenshot is captured automatically without user input.
  3. The screenshot is saved to the folder C:\Users\username\Pictures\Screenshots, as well as the clipboard.
Press Windows logo key + Print Screen key
Press the Windows logo key + Print Screen key.

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4. How to take a screenshot with the Snipping Tool app

  1. Press the Windows Start key and type ‘snipping’.
  2. The Snipping Tool will display in the list, select it.
  3. The Snipping Tool app will open allowing you to choose the screenshot shape.
  4. Press ‘New’ to create a new screenshot.
  5. The screenshot is saved to the clipboard. A pop-up notification appears after you’ve finished capturing a screenshot allowing you to edit and share the image.

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Where are screenshots saved on Lenovo?

  • If you press the Windows logo key + Print Screen key, a fullscreen screenshot is captured and saved to the folder C:\Users\username\Pictures\Screenshots, as well as the clipboard.
  • If you only press the Print Screen key, the screenshot image is just captured to the clipboard until you choose to save it.

Snipping Tool keyboard shortcuts

Snipping KeysKey Description
Alt + CCopy the snip to the clipboard.
Alt + MSelect a snipping mode.
Alt + NRepeat the same snip as last time.
Alt + DDelay the snip capture by 1 – 5 seconds.
Shift + arrow keysSelect different types of snips.
Ctrl + SSave the screenshot snip.

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How to screenshot on Lenovo laptop without Print Screen button

The easiest way to take a screenshot without a Print Screen button is the press the Windows logo key + Shift + S. This is shown in option 1 above.

Another way is to use a web browser such as Firefox.

  1. Simply right-click on the mouse to open a pop-up window.
  2. Select ‘Take Screenshot‘ and select the area you wish to capture.
  3. Choose where to save your image file.

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How to screenshot on Lenovo laptop Chromebook

1. To take a fullscreen screenshot:

Press Ctrl and the Show Windows key Show Windows key. The key is usually located on the top row.

2. To take a screenshot of a portion of the screen:

Press Ctrl + Shift + Show Windows key Show Windows key. Press the keys to take the screenshot.

A pop-up message will in the lower right taskbar that says ‘Screenshot taken’.

Click this pop-up message to view, copy, or save the screenshot.

Screenshots are saved to a folder called Files. Files can be accessed by clicking the Launcher icon in the lower left of the taskbar.

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How to take a screenshot – Summary

These 4 options for taking a screenshot on your laptop should cover every possible scenario. Taking a screenshot on your laptop is a great way to capture an image of something you may need for work, school, or just for fun.