How to: Print Screen on a Laptop Using the FN Key

By Tara Kimball

Print Screen functions capture a screenshot image of your computer's desktop exactly as it appears. The print screen function is useful when you need to capture the precise message on your computer or keep a record of an application when you can not print. Laptop keyboards commonly combine the print screen function with another key's function, requiring you to use a specific key combination to capture your screen image.

Step 1

Press and hold the "Fn" key. "Fn" is typically on the bottom row of the keyboard, on the far left side.

Step 2

Tap and release the "Prt Scrn" button, commonly found in the top row on the right side.

Step 3

Open a text editor or graphic editing document, right-click then select "Paste" to store the screenshot in a file.

Click "File" and choose "Save." Enter a file name in the field provided and select a location to save the file.