How to take a screenshot of my computer screen.

Keyboard shortcuts for taking screenshots

Windows has built-in keyboard shortcuts for screenshots:

Take screenshot with Windows Print Screen

  • Copy full screen screenshot to clipboard: PrtScn

  • Save full screen screenshot: Windows Key + PrtScn (or Windows Key + Volume Down on a tablet)

  • Copy screenshot of single window: Alt + PrtScn

  • Save screenshot of single window: Windows Key + Alt + PrtScn

On Microsoft Surface tablet or laptop

Instead of the PrtScn key, here are the keyboard shortcuts to use:

  • Copy full screen screenshot to clipboard: Fn + Space

  • Copy screenshot of single window: Fn + Alt + Space

  • Save full screen screenshot: Fn + Windows Key + Space

How to Take Screenshots on Mac

OS X Screenshot

Macs don't come with a screenshot button, but you can still capture anything on your screen with the default Mac screenshot keyboard shortcuts:

  • Save fullscreen screenshot: Command + Shift + 3

  • Save screenshot of single window: Command + Shift + 4, press the Space key, then click on the window you want to capture

  • Save screenshot of selection: Command + Shift + 4, then select the area you want to capture with your mouse cursor.