How to Screenshot on Windows Laptops and Macbooks

 


Just like on smartphones, laptops also have a screenshot feature, a way to take pictures on a monitor screen such as laptops, computers and cellphones.

But it turns out that there are still people who are confused about how to take it, especially for Windows-based computers. Maybe you've even tried pressing the Print Screen (PrtScr) button but nothing happened?


Well, for those of you who already know, you may also not know that there are still many other combinations and methods to take screenshots on a computer.



Here are 7 easy and simple ways to screenshot on a computer using a keyboard that you can try.


1. Using the PrtScr . Key


By using this method the entire screen will be captured with one click. The trick is to press the PrtScr key which is usually on the top right side of the keyboard. Later the screenshot will be saved in the clipboard and you just need to paste it.







To see the result, open the Paint application and copy the screenshot you just took with Ctrl+V keys. After the results are visible on the screen, all you have to do is save the image by clicking on the diskette image on the top left side.


2. Using Alt Key + PrtScr


You can use this method to take screenshots only of the currently active window. The trick is to press the Alt and PrtScr keys at the same time.


After that, repeat how to copy an image from the clipboard in Microsoft Paint as above. Keep in mind that on some computers you may have to press Alt + Fn + PrtScr keys.


3. Using Windows Key + PrtScr


This is the most efficient and fast way to take screenshots on your computer. Because, you don't have to bother copying images in Microsoft Paint. But, keep in mind that this method can only be used on Windows 10.


You do this by pressing the button with the Windows logo (which is between the Alt and Ctrl keys) and the PrtScr key simultaneously until your screen flashes. After that, to see the screenshots, you can go to the C:Users[username]PicturesScreenshots directory.


4. Using Windows Key + Shift + S


By pressing this key combination, your computer screen will appear gray and your cursor will change to a plus icon. You can select a specific area on the screen that you want to take a screenshot of by clicking and dragging.


The screenshot of the selected area will be copied to the clipboard. To see the results, you can copy the image to the Microsoft Paint application like the first and second methods.


5. Using the Snipping Tool


Snipping tool has long been a part of Windows, this application was first introduced in Windows Vista. This application can take screenshots in more flexible formats such as free-form areas, rectangles, active windows only, or full screen.


How to use it simply open the Snipping Tool application. After the window appears select the New option or if you want to choose a specific shape, click the arrow on the left side.


After that select the area of ​​the screen that you want to take a screenshot of. After that a screenshot preview will be displayed and you can save the screenshot taken by clicking the diskette icon on the top left side.


6. Using Game Bar


Windows 10 has a Game Bar feature that allows users to record footage from games and take screenshots of Windows games. Before using the Game Bar, you have to open the Xbox app which is a built-in feature of Windows 10.


Open the settings in the app, and look for the Game DVR option. After that click toggle "Take screenshots using Game DVR". You can use the default combination of Windows key + G, or you can enter a key combination of your own choice to open the Game Bar.


When you want to take a screenshot, press Windows key + G or your preferred key, and click the "Yes, this is a game" box if it appears. After that click the existing camera icon or press Windows + Alt + PrtScr to take a screenshot. The screenshot results can be seen in C:Users[username]VideosCaptures.


7. Using the Dropbox App


You can use the Dropbox cloud service to take screenshots quickly and automatically. To enable this feature, make sure the Dropbox app is installed and open on your computer. After that, click on your profile photo in the upper right side and select the Preferences menu.


After that click the Import option, and put a check mark in the box with the words "Save screenshots to your Dropbox". To save this screenshot is quite easy. For users of the Windows operating system, all you have to do is press Print Screen and Dropbox will immediately save it to your account.


Well, if you press Ctrl + Print Screen, then you can save the screenshot to your Dropbox account and copy the link, then paste the link into the body of the email, Facebook, or others. To see the screenshots, you can go to the Dropbox folder in Windows Explorer and go to the Screenshots folder.


For Macbooks, the method is also quite easy, with this key combination you can take the screen on the Macbook. Here's how we summarized from the Apple site.


1. How to take full screen screenshot



To take a screenshot, press and hold the Shift, Command, and 3 keys at the same time.

If you see a thumbnail in the corner of the screen, click it to edit the screenshot. Or, wait for the screenshot to be saved on the desktop.

2. How to screenshot half screen display


Press and hold the Shift, Command, and 4 keys at the same time.

Drag the crosshairs to select the area of ​​the screen to take a shot of. To move the selected area, press and hold the Space bar while dragging the crosshairs. To cancel taking a screenshot, press the Esc (Escape) key.

To take a screenshot, release the mouse button or trackpad.

If you see a thumbnail in the corner of the screen, click it to edit the screenshot. Or, wait for the screenshot to be saved on the desktop.

3. How to screenshot a window or menu


Open the window or menu that you want to take a snapshot of.

Press and hold the Shift, Command, 4, and Spacebar keys simultaneously. The pointer changes to a camera icon . To cancel taking a screenshot, press the Esc (Escape) key.

Click a window or menu to take a snapshot. To exclude a window shadow from the screenshot, press and hold the Option key while clicking.

If you see a thumbnail in the corner of the screen, click it to edit the screenshot. Or, wait for the screenshot to be saved on the desktop.

After taking the desired screenshot, you can find the screenshot by default. Where the results of this screenshot will be saved on the desktop with the name "Screenshot [date] at [time].png".


In macOS Mojave or later, you can change the default location for saving screenshots from the Options menu in the Screenshots app. You can also drag thumbnails to folders or documents.

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