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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 PrtScr = 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

Can you show me in a video?

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

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Mac

How to take a screenshot on a Mac

hold down command ⌘ and shift and press 3 = Mac OS X captures the entire screen and saves it as a file on the desktop. The file name will look like “Screen shot 2014-04-24 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. Mac OS X then saves it as a file on the desktop. The file name will look like “Screen shot 2014-04-24 at 08.45.00 AM.png”.

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 = Mac OS X 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 = Mac OS X pastes the screenshot (that is in the clipboard) into a document or image you are currently editing.

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: screencapture --help
  • use delays: sleep 10; screencapture ~/Desktop/screenshot.png

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iOS

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

press at once Home and Sleep/Wake = 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

I see no flash and no screenshots. It does not work. Why?

You need firmware 2.0 or later.

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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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How do I take a screenshot?

press PrtScr = KDE 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 PrtScr = KDE captures 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 = KDE 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. Click on the desktop
  2. Paste

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

hold down Alt and press F2 then type “ksnapshot”

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How do I take a screenshot?

press PrtScr = 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 PrtScr = 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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How do I take a screen shot of a web page?

Awesome Screenshot is an extension for several browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari.

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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