Perhaps you have been scrolling on your Razer laptop, and something has caught your eye. Be it a text or a picture; you will always want to save it for future reference. Of course, you can download images, but a piece of text is impossible. Hence the need to screenshot.
Unfortunately, the process can be complex and challenging if you don’t know how to screenshot on a Razer laptop. But don’t worry. We understand the challenges, and we are here to clear up any confusion.
This article will uncover various methods of taking a screenshot on a Razer laptop. The procedures are straightforward, and we provide a step-by-step guide to help you understand them better. But, first, let’s learn more about the Razer laptop.
- What Is a Razer Laptop?
- Method #1: Print Screen (Prtsc)
- Method #2: Snipping Tool
- Method #3: Xbox Gamer Bar
- Method #4: Customized Screenshotting
What Is a Razer Laptop?
Remember, there are a variety of laptop brands such as Apple, Lenovo, HP, and many others. But, the Razer laptop is unique.
The laptop is available in 5 different versions from 2016 to the latest 2020 models. What’s similar among all the versions is that they are all mainly used for gaming purposes.
Nevertheless, the Razer laptop is also ideal for schoolwork. You can use it to browse, type, and store software documents as a student. Thus, the Razer laptop has screenshot features that can capture important text and pages. Therefore, without much ado, let’s hop in and cover the four most common methods you can use to take screenshots on a Razer laptop.
The following methods apply to Windows Operating System. That’s because almost all types of Razer laptops use OS technology.
Method #1: Print Screen (Prtsc)
The print screen is the most common and straightforward method. The technique is universal, which means you can also employ it on other laptops brands such as Lenovo, ASUS, Dell, and HP.
Generally, the print screen method involves capturing a whole window page of your laptop. As mentioned, the technique is pretty simple. So, you can achieve it in the following straightforward steps.
Step #1: Print Screen (Prtsc) Key
Most laptops have a print screen (PrtSc) key usually used to screenshot. On your Razer laptop, it is generally located at the top right corner of the keyboard. Click it to screenshot.
Step #2: Alt + Print Screen Keys
Next, you can screenshot using the print screen method by accessing your keyboard’s “Alt” key. First, press and hold the “Alt” key. Then, click the print screen (PrtSc) key to take the screenshot.
Step #3: Windows Key + Fn + Print Screen Keys
The third way to use the print screen method is by accessing three keys consecutively on your keyboard. They include the Windows + Fn + PrtSc keys. Press the three keys all at once to take a screenshot.
You will notice your Razer laptop screen blinking in the above three steps. That is to signal that you have taken a screenshot. Usually, the screenshot is automatically saved on your laptop’s screenshot or pictures folder.
However, in other cases, the screenshot is saved on the clipboard. Therefore, you to take a few more steps to save the screenshot.
Saving Screenshot From Clipboard on Razer Laptop
If you notice your screenshot doesn’t appear on the screenshot or pictures folder, don’t worry. You still have the screenshot; it’s just on the clipboard. So, use the following steps to save the screenshot on your laptop.
- Search for paint on the taskbar and click it to open
- Press Ctrl + V. This will paste the screenshot on the paint app.
- Press Ctrl + S to save the screenshot in any folder you wish on your laptop.
Method #2: Snipping Tool
We don’t know which method you will prefer at the end of this guide, but the snipping tool method is the most preferred by many people. Unlike the print screen method, the snipping tool enables you to capture only a part of the screen.
The tool is usually built into your laptop system. So, follow the steps below to capture either whole or a part of the screen on your Razer laptop using the snipping tool.
Step #1: Open Snipping Tool
Click on the windows icon and type “snip” to search for the snipping tool app. Click the app to open it.
Step #2: Take the Screenshot
Locate the “new” tab on the top left corner of the page and click it.
The command takes you to the window page that you want to screenshot. Left-click and move the cursor to cover the page you want to screenshot. Lastly, release it to capture the screenshot.
Step #3: Save the Screenshot
The screenshots get saved on the snipping tool. You can choose to annotate it while still on the app. Otherwise, press Ctrl + S to save the screenshot on your laptop folders.
As you can see, using a snipping tool is also simple. However, apart from searching the app from windows, you can access it through your keyboard shortcut.
Snipping Tool Shortcut
You can skip step one above by simply pressing Windows + Shift + S. Press the buttons simultaneously. A snip page will appear on your screen, after which you can proceed with steps two and three above to take your screenshot.
Method #3: Xbox Gamer Bar
Razer laptops have an Xbox gamer bar that many people don’t know they can use to take screenshots. If you were one of them, now you know. But how can you use the feature to capture screenshots? Here is how to do it in simple steps.
- Access the Xbox gamer bar by pressing Windows + G simultaneously. The app is usually built into all Razer gaming laptops.
- The previous step opens the app, thus displaying various options on the page. Click on the widget menu at the top menu bar.
- From the previous command, a new window app page opens. Locate and click on the “Capture” option from the widget menu. A new page will pop up on the left corner of your screen.
- On the pop-up page, there are different icons such as recording, camera, and others. Use the camera icon to take your screenshot.
The Xbox gamer bar method can also help to make screen recordings.
Method #4: Customized Screenshotting
The last method for taking screenshots on a Razer laptop is customized screenshotting. The technique typically uses apps that are available on the Play Store.
Luckily, there are multiple apps you can use in this case. For example, some of the best ones include Greenshot, Snagit, PicPick, Lightship, and Screenrec.
Most importantly, these apps are all compatible with the Razer laptops. Additionally, using them is pretty simple. Therefore, you can download any of them and comfortably use them to snap screenshots.
Screenshotting on a Razer laptop is not as difficult as you think. Just pressing a few keys on your keyboard will solve everything. In addition, you should be aware of built-in apps and how to access them and capture screenshots.
However, no worries if the keyboard shortcuts and built-in apps aren’t your things. Technology has made screenshotting possible through various apps. You can download these apps on your laptop and enjoy taking screenshots as much as you want.