On Windows – different options
To capture your entire screen, tap the PrtScn button. Your screenshot will not be saved, but it will be copied to the clipboard — you’ll need to open an image editing tool (such as Microsoft Paint), paste the screenshot in the editor and save the file from there.
Windows Key + Print Screen
To capture your entire screen and automatically save the screenshot, tap the Windows Key + PrtScn. Your screen will briefly go dim to indicate that you’ve just taken a screenshot, and the screenshot will be automatically saved in the Pictures > Screenshots folder.
Windows Key + H
If you’d like to capture your entire screen for sharing purposes, you can use the Windows Key + H keyboard shortcut. This will capture your entire screen and open the Windows Share toolbar so you can immediately share it with your friends via email, Facebook, Twitter, OneNote, etc.
Alt + Print Screen
To take a quick screenshot of the active window, use the keyboard shortcut Alt + PrtScn. This will snap your currently active window and copy the screenshot to the clipboard. You will need to open the shot in an image editor to save it.
On Mac – different options
- Press Shift-Command-4.
- Move the crosshair to where you want to start the screenshot, then drag to select an area.
- When you’ve selected the area you want, release your mouse or trackpad button.
- Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop (or in Dropbox if you have Screenshot folder)
Or press Shift-Command-3 to capture the entire screen.
Other tutorial links:
- Here’s a cool website where you can find step-by-step instructions based on your computer. You can also add a website URL and it captures a screenshot of it.
- You can also find a downloadable tool (Lightshot) to capture screenshots here.