A screenshot, also called screen capture or screen grab, is an image taken by a computer or mobile device that shows the content currently displayed on its screen. This can include text, images, and other information. Screenshots can be used for a variety of purposes, such as troubleshooting, documenting software bugs, or sharing information from a website or application. They can be taken using built-in tools or third-party software.
There are a few different ways to take a screenshot on a laptop, depending on the operating system you are using.
Take Screenshot on windows
On Windows laptops:
- Press the “Print Screen” (PrtScn) button on your keyboard. This will capture an image of your entire screen.
- Press the “Windows” key + “Shift” + “S” to open the Snipping Tool, which allows you to select an area of the screen to capture.
- Press the “Windows” key + “PrtScn” to save a screenshot of your entire screen to the “Screenshots” folder in your “Pictures” folder.
Take Screenshot on Mac
On Mac laptops:
- Press “Command” + “Shift” + “3” to capture a screenshot of your entire screen.
- Press “Command” + “Shift” + “4” to select an area of the screen to capture.
Take Screenshot on Linux
On Linux laptops:
- Press “Print Screen” button to capture the entire screen.
- Press “Alt” + “Print Screen” to capture the active window.
- Use Gnome-screenshot, a built-in screenshot tool for Linux, or install a third-party tool like Shutter or Flameshot.
Note: The keys combination may vary depending on your laptop brand and model.