Nowadays screenshots are considered as a lone arsenal of digital warfare which has plenty of uses such as saving notes from zoom classes so you can study it later, or an official meeting where there are plenty of things going on and you can’t simply write it down, or maybe taking a snap of a conversation that you might want to bring up later in an argument.
Or maybe you simply want to save an image that can’t be downloaded through other means onto your browser, which honestly speaking can sometimes be annoying. Whatever your case it might be, the logic behind how to screenshot on sony laptop is very simple and can be done in more than one way and it is totally up to following whichever route seems feasible for you.
However, please be advised that there are few plugins and software that detect if you are taking screenshots and this article is only written for recreational purposes and we are in no way shape, or form responsible for any harm caused if you land in any sort of trouble.
That being said, let us take a look at the different ways you can take snaps of your screen.
Methods On How To Screenshot On Sony Laptop
Here are a few methods that you can use to perform a screenshot action on your sony laptop.
1. Through Snipping Tool
The snipping tool is a powerful utility that is highly underrated when it comes to taking screenshots of your display. It has plenty of customization options such as magnifying or simply cropping the image on the fly so you don’t spend any further time editing your image.
To use a snipping here are the steps given below
- Go to the Start menu by either clicking on the lower left screen or tapping on the windows button on your keyboard.
- Type in the search bar “snipping tool” and click on it.
- You will then see a cropping utility which you can drag across the screen and screenshot any part of the region.
- You can also use the “modes” option of the snipping tool depending on your requirements.
- The delay option can also be used if you want to take screenshots of anything handsfree which makes it even more versatile and handy for screenshotting purposes.
2. Through Built-In Operating System Shortcuts
Whether you are using Windows or Linux as an operating system, there are a few shortcuts to combining keys on your keyboard that can render a screenshot.
This one is quite simple and all you have to do is locate the “PrtSc SysRq key” which will take a quick snap from your screen and all you have to do is head to the “MS Paint” program and press “Control+ V” to paste your image where you can edit it or customize the resolution according to your needs.
However, this method might not work because some version of the operating system does not recognize these commands and you might want to resort to other methods mentioned below.
As mentioned above, if your operating system does not recognize the single keypress command, then you can just hold the “Windows + PrtSc SysRq key”. After you do it correctly, your screen will flash ensuring the command has been recognized.
After that, you can head over to “MS Paint” and press “Control+V” to paste your screenshot which you can edit and save in your specified file folder.
If the “Windows + PrtSc SysRq key” does not work, you can also press “Fn + Windows logo key + Space Bar” on your laptop or “alt + PrtSc SysRq key” depending on the model of your laptop.
Method # 3
This method is only limited to Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows 11. As the previous version of windows does not have “Game Mode” in it
All you have to do is go to settings and enable game mode and then press “Windows key + G” which will bring up the Microsoft Game mode interface on the lower region of the screen.
Click on the Screenshot icon which will take a snap of your screen and save it in the image gallery so you can edit it later.
3. Through Third-Party Software
There are plenty of third-party software available that has screenshot utility that can enable you to take snaps of your screen at a higher resolution, providing plenty of customization you wouldn’t be able to find otherwise in “MS paint”
Some of the software are:
- AMD Radeon software
- Nvidia GeForce Experience
- iFun Screenshot
- Screencast O Matic
However, these software may provide better and much more customization options in regards to editing your screenshots, they also tend to cost your system resources such as memory RAM as well as your hard drive storage space.
Although these factors are quite negligible if you own a high-end laptop on a lower-end laptop you might want to avoid third-party software because they can clog up your memory in the background which you might need in other tasks causing your system to slow down altogether.
So that’s all you need to know on how to screenshot on a sony laptop, keep in mind these methods can also be applied if you own a laptop that belongs to other reputable brands such as ASUS, HP, Dell, or Acer and all you have to do is follow the steps and you will be good to go.
Just make sure you have Windows operating system installed to use utility programs like Game mode and snipping tools because OS like Linux and Ubuntu does not support these.
Feel free to comment below if you have queries in your mind.