How to take a screenshot?

How to take a screenshot?

Ever see something on your screen that you’d like to email or save for later? With Microsoft Windows Operating System, you can take a screenshot and capture an exact image of what’s on the screen.
To take a screen shot and save it as a picture
1. Click the window you want to capture. Press Alt+Print Screen by holding down the Alt key and then pressing the Print Screen key. The Print Screen key is near the upper-right corner of your keyboard. (Depending on the type of keyboard you have, the exact key names on your keyboard may vary slightly.)
Note: You can take a screen shot of your entire desktop rather than just a single window by pressing the Print Screen key without holding down the Alt key.
2. Windows Vista, 7, and 8: Simply press the Windows key, type Paint, and press Enter.
    Windows XP and older versions: Click Start in the lower left-hand corner of the desktop, move your mouse cursor over All Programs, then click Accessories, then click Paint.

3. In the Paint window, click Edit, and then click Paste.

4.  When the image appears in the Paint window, click File, and then click Save As.

5. In the Save As dialog box, in the File name box, type a name for the screen shot, and then click Save

6. You can now print or email the saved screen shot just like you would any other picture.

Taking a screenshot can vary slightly depending on the device and operating system you're using. Here are instructions for some common platforms:

1. Full Screen:
  • Press the "PrtScn" (Print Screen) key. This captures the entire screen.
  • If you have multiple monitors, use "Win + Shift + S" to open the Snipping Tool or Snip & Sketch for a more customizable screenshot.
2. Active Window:
  • Press "Alt + PrtScn" to capture only the active window.
3. Snipping Tool or Snip & Sketch:
  • Search for "Snipping Tool" or "Snip & Sketch" in the Start menu, and use these tools for more advanced screenshot options.

1. Full Screen:
  • Press "Command (⌘) + Shift + 3" to capture the entire screen.
2. Selected Area:
  • Press "Command (⌘) + Shift + 4," then drag to select the area you want to capture.
3. Capture Window:
  • Press "Command (⌘) + Shift + 4" followed by the "Spacebar." Click on the window you want to capture.

Linux (GNOME Desktop)

1. Full Screen:
  • Press "PrtScn" to capture the entire screen.
2. Selected Area: 
  • Press "Shift + PrtScn" and then select the area you want to capture.


1. Varies by Device:
  • On devices with a home button, press the home and power buttons simultaneously.
  • On devices without a home button (iPhone X and newer), press the side and volume up buttons simultaneously.

Remember that the specific key combinations or methods might vary slightly depending on your device's make, model, and operating system version. If the above instructions don't match your device, you may want to check the documentation for your specific device or operating system.