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How to make a screenshot on Mac or Windows

This article applies to:

  • How to make a screenshot on Mac OS X
  • How to make a screenshot on Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista

Instructions to take a screenshot of an error in Windows

Click on the window button

  • To capture the screenshot. Press the Print Screen button (it can also label Print Screen or PrtScrn) on the keyboard. It can be near the top, right of all the F keys (F1, F2, etc.), and often in line with the arrow keys.
  • To take a snapshot only of the program that is active. Press and hold the Alt button (located on either side of the space bar), and then press the Print Screen button.
  • You can use Microsoft Paint or any other graphics program to view this snapshot or save it as an image. We recommend that you use the Paint program.
  • To open the Paint program in the system, go to Start -> Programs -> Accessories-> Paint
  • On the blank Paint page, click Edit, and then click Paste, and the screenshot will appear on the blank page.
  • To save, perform the usual steps to protect an image or graphic (for example, click File, Save As, or Save.)
how to make a screenshot on mac

Select the desired location (drive/folder) to save the file. The default location is the Desktop. Enter the name you want in File Name. You can also select the image type you want by clicking on the Save as type option in the drop-down menu. Such as, we are saving the file here’screenshot01′ as type.PNG (recommended).

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How to make a screenshot on Mac OS X

Take a screenshot of the full screen

  • On the keyboard, press Command-Shift-3
  • Screen capture performed and saved as a file on the Desktop.

How can we take a screenshot of a part of the screen?

  • On the keyboard, press Command-Shift-4. And then drag the cross-shaped pointer to select the area to capture.
  • Continue to press the mouse button and stop pushing the keys. And then you have to ready to take a screenshot and then release the mouse button.
  • Screen capture performed and saved as a file on the Desktop.


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