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How To Take A Screenshot On Your Computer

Most modern computers have the ability to capture screenshots already built-in. Follow these simple steps for your PC or Mac computer platforms.


  • For PC Users

  • 1

    Open the Snipping Tool application. The icon looks like a pair of blue scissors with a red circle around it.

  • 2

    Choose a screenshot option in the New menu. Rectangular Snip is the simplest option.

  • 3

    Choose the area on the screen you wish to capture. Highlight it with your cursor.

  • 4

    Save your screenshot to your desktop, or any other folder you select.

  • For Mac Users

  • 1

    To capture the entire screen and save to your desktop, hold down Command and Shift and press 3.

  • 2

    To take a partial screenshot and save to your desktop, hold down Command and Shift and press 4. Select the area you wish to capture with the cursor that appears.


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