How to take screenshots on a Windows/MacOS based desktop computer

Digit NewsDesk | Published on 01 Mar 2021
How to take screenshots on a Windows/MacOS based desktop computer
HIGHLIGHTS
  • How to take screenshots on your Windows/MacOS based laptop with ease

  • Here’s what you need to know about capturing screenshots on your desktop

 

Screenshots are a rather useful tool. They are an important part of your workday and can help you save important work or make notes with ease. Here are some simple ways to take a screenshot on your Windows or MacOS based laptop. 
 
Here how you can take a screen shot on your Windows 10 based laptop  
 
  • The simplest way to take a screenshot in a Windows laptop is to use the Print Screen button on your keyboard. The button is placed on the upper-right side of most keyboards. 
  • Simply tap it once and Windows would automatically copy an image of your entire screen to the clipboard. 
  • Just paste that into Paint, Word, or an image-editing program and save the screenshot.
 
How to take a screen shot with Snip & Sketch
 
 
Snip & Sketch was introduced with the Windows 10 May 2019 update. You can simply open the program by using the Shift+Windows Key+S keyboard shortcut and this will launch a small toolbar at the top of the screen that will help you capture any portion of your screen. The advantage of this method is that it will capture only what you select and not all the browsers/tabs opened in your device. 
 
How to Take a Screenshot on Mac device
 
 
MacOS Mojave brings Mac users more control over grabbing screenshots. The update brings a screenshot tool that can be launched easily. The screen-capture window allows users to perform different actions and save images to your desktop. You can choose to capture the entire screen, part of the screen, or a specific window as per your requirement.  Users also have the option to capture video of the entire screen or just a small portion of it. There is also the option to take screenshots on a timer.  
 
  • Simply press Command+Shift+5, or navigate to Launchpad > Other > Screenshot to capture an image.
  • Users can also capture a screen shot by pressing Command+Shift+3 to capture the entire screen. 
  • Pressing Command+Shift+4 will turn the cursor into a crosshair which will allow you to select the section of the screen you want to capture. 
  • To capture a specific window, Mac users can use Command+Shift+5, then press the space bar to switch between capturing a section of the screen and a specific window. 
  • If you own a MacBook with a Touch Bar, then you can take a screen shot by pressing Command+Shift+6.
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