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How to take a Screenshot on any Laptop

screenshot-laptopIf you want to share what is on your laptop screen, capturing a screenshot is a convenient way to do it. Once captured it can be saved,  sent, copied into other documents, or uploaded. How you do it with Windows: 
  • To Capture the whole screen ( taking screenshot on windows ) :

Step #1 Hold down the “Ctrl” (or Fn on some keyoard layouts) and “PrtScn” keys.Step #2 Then go to the “Start”menu,  click on  “Accessories”and open “Microsoft Paint.”
Step #3 .Hold down the “Ctrl” and “V” keys to paste the image.
Step #4  To save, hold down“Ctrl”and “S” .

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If you don’t want to save it, but need an image of your screen to paste into a document:

  1. Press ONLY the PrtScn button. That copies it, and you can Paste it wherever you need it.
  • Screenshoting Specific windows

If you don’t want everything on your screen, you can select a specific window:

  1. Click on the window that you want to take a screenshot of.
    2. Press Alt + PrnScn. The window is now captured and copied to your clipboard.

Capture the whole Screen:

  1. Press Command)-Shift-3.
  2. Image will be saved on the desktop as as a .png file .

Capture a selected area:

    1. Press Command-Shift-4. Pointer becomes a crosshair .
    2. Drag the crosshair to select an area.
    3. Select  area and release your mouse.
    4. The image will be saved as a png file on your desktop.

Capture a window:

    1. Press Command-Shift-4. The pointer becomes crosshair.
    2. Press the Space bar. Pointer changes to a camera pointer.
    3. Move camera to highlight a window
    4. Click on the mouse.
    5. The image will be saved as a png file on your desktop.

Capture a menu:

  1. Click Menu to see its contents.
  2. Press Command-Shift-4. Pointer becomes a crosshair
  3. Drag crosshair to the menu.
  4. Release your mouse or trackpad button.
  5. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop

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