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How to take a screenshot on a Mac

hold down

command
and
shift
and press
#
3
= Your Mac captures the entire screen and saves it as a file on the desktop. The file name will look like “Screen shot 2016-07-25 at 08.45.00 AM.png”.

How do I take a partial screenshot?

hold down

command
and
shift
and press
$
4
= Use your mouse to draw a rectangle in order to specify what to capture – or press the spacebar and then click on something (e.g. a window) to capture it. Your Mac then saves it as a file on the desktop. The file name will look like “Screen shot 2016-07-25 at 08.45.00 AM.png”.

Where is my Screenshot?

The file won’t open automatically. You will find it on the desktop. Also the Finder might be helpful.

I don’t need a file. How can I have a screenshot in the clipboard instead?

hold down
control
together with any of the combinations above = Your Mac takes a screenshot and copies it to the clipboard (instead of saving it as a file).

I guess it’s in the clipboard now. How can I paste it into a document or something?

hold down

command
and press
V
= Your Mac pastes the screenshot (that is in the clipboard) into a document or image you are currently editing.

Can you show me in a video?

I don’t like keyboard shortcuts. How can I take a screenshot using Preview?

How can I have my screenshots in other file formats than PNG?

With Preview (see previous question) you can save your screenshots in JPG, TIFF, PDF, and other file formats.

I need even more flexibility. How can I take screenshots using the command line (“Terminal”)?

  • try help: man screencapture
  • use delays: screencapture -T 10 ~/Desktop/screenshot.png

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Windows

How do I take a screenshot?

press PrtScn = Windows captures the entire screen and copies it to the (invisible) clipboard.

Where can I find that key?

PrtScn ScrLk Pause Look for this group of keys at the upper right of your keyboard. Note: Print Screen (PrtScn) might have been abbreviated differently on your keyboard.

How do I take a screenshot of a single window?

hold down
Alt
and press PrtScn = Windows captures only the currently active window and copies it to the clipboard.

I guess it’s in the clipboard now. How can I paste it into a document or something?

hold down
Ctrl
and press
V
= Windows pastes the screenshot (that is in the clipboard) into a document or image you are currently editing.

Where should I paste it? I just need a (graphics) file.

  1. Start “Paint”
  2. Paste
  3. Save
type “paint” into the search field

Can you show me in a video?

Is there a dedicated program for taking screenshots? How can I find?

type “snip” into the search field

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iOS

How do I take a screenshot on my iPad, iPhone or iPod touch?

hold down Sleep/Wake then immediately press and release
Home
= The screen flashes white. Your device captures the entire screen and saves it as a photo.

Where do I find my screenshots?

in the
Photos
app

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Android

How do I take a screenshot on my Android device (e.g. smartphone or tablet)?

hold down at once Volume Down and Power for 1–2 seconds = The screen flashes white. Your device captures the entire screen and saves it as a photo.

Where do I find my screenshots?

Look for a Screenshots folder in your Gallery or Photos app.

I see no flash and no screenshots. Is there something else I could try?

hold down at once Home and Power for 1–2 seconds = The screen flashes white. Your device captures the entire screen and saves it as a photo.

It still does not work. Why?

On most devices you need Android 4.0 or later. However, you could try using an app instead.

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Chrome OS

How do I take a screenshot on my Chrome OS device (e.g. Chromebook or Chromebox)?

hold down
ctrl
and press
┓┓┓
┛┛┛
= Your Chrome OS device captures the entire screen and saves it as a file into your Downloads folder.

How do I take a partial screenshot?

hold down
ctrl
and
shift
and press
┓┓┓
┛┛┛
= Use your mouse to draw a rectangle. Your Chrome OS device then saves it as a file into your Downloads folder.

If it works, what does it look like?

Chrome OS says “Screenshot taken”

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KDE

How do I take a screenshot?

press   PrtScn = KDE starts “Spectacle”, a program for taking screenshots.

Where can I find that key?

PrtScn ScrLk Pause Look for this group of keys at the upper right of your keyboard. Note: Print Screen (PrtScn) might have been abbreviated differently on your keyboard.

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Gnome

How do I take a screenshot?

press PrtScn = GNOME captures the entire screen and asks you where to save it as a file.

Where can I find that key?

PrtScn ScrLk Pause Look for this group of keys at the upper right of your keyboard. Note: Print Screen (PrtScn) might have been abbreviated differently on your keyboard.

How do I make a screenshot of a single window?

hold down
Alt
and press PrtScn = GNOME captures the currently active window and asks you where to save it as a file.

I need more flexibility. How can I take screenshots using the command line?

try this: gnome-screenshot --help

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Websites

How do I take a screen shot of a web page?

Advanced…

Screenshot by PageLr.com – Website Screenshot Service

How can I test how a web page looks on different browsers?

Browsershots captures a web page with lots of browsers.

I tried “Browsershots” but don’t see any results. Why?

It takes some time. Reload the page after some minutes to get results. Reload after some more minutes to get more results.

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