Making screenshot on a laptop/computer

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  1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
    Miebakagh57posted 2 years ago

    Many tools exists on the internet to make a screen shot of the laptop/computer interface. these are free downloadable devices.                                    However, one can still use 2 or 3 of the key board characters to capture the computer interface.                                                            I've forgot the process. Can a knowledgeable person help me out.

    1. boxelderred profile image89
      boxelderredposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Miebakagh - on a PC, you can press the PrtSn key to get the whole screen, or you can use the Windows key + Shift + S.  For a Mac it's different.  Press command + shift + 4.  One of those should get it done for you.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 24 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you. Will try it out.

  2. Bede le Venerable profile image96
    Bede le Venerableposted 24 months ago

    Miebakagh, I recall that you're working on a PC - the button near to F12 (should be something like PrtSc SysRq), works well for capturing a screenshot.  You need to paste it into an image editor using the shortcut, ctrl v.

    Windows has a built-in image editor or you can download Gimp -

  3. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 24 months ago

    The PrtSc button copies the screen to the clipboard. If you use the Firefox browser, it has a really useful screen copy function, accessible from the three dot, "page actions" button in the search bar at the top of the screen. This lets you select specific items on the screen (windows, buttons, framed text, photos, etc.), the whole screen or click and drag the mouse to customise the captured region. Once selected, the capture can be downloaded as a PNG file. I'm not sure whether this comes as standard when Firefox is installed, or it's an add-on.

    Edit: Seems to be part of the browser. It's not an add-on.

  4. Misbah786 profile image87
    Misbah786posted 24 months ago

    Windows key + Shift + S  for hp
    Screenshot will be saved in pictures

  5. profile image27
    Raghu Yadav 566posted 24 months ago

    Press the PrtSc button, then open Microsoft Paint, and paste the image from clipboard. That's it.

  6. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 24 months ago

    On an Android mobile device, usually holding down the power and volume-down buttons simultaneously allows you to take screenshots.

  7. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 24 months ago

    In the days of DOS, PrtSc actually sent a dump of the screen to an attached printer. This functionality was discontinued when Windows was introduced and it just copied the contents on screen to the clipboard.

  8. Miebakagh57 profile image69
    Miebakagh57posted 24 months ago

    Hi, fellow writers, got it-all your answers workable.                                             Thank you all. Special thanks to eugbug, who applied the trick on an android device.                                                All answer are are greatly appreciated.

  9. Miebakagh57 profile image69
    Miebakagh57posted 23 months ago

    Hey all, as I go through all my threads, I realised I've not thank you enough. Many thanks to you all for the help.


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