- When you'd like to capture an error message to show tech support
- If you're on the phone with someone who needs help finding something on his or her computer, you can send a screenshot of your computer to show that person what to look for
- If you'd like to save the confirmation number of a purchase rather than printing it or writing it down
- Print Scrn: This copies the entire screen.
Taking screenshots in Windows
- Alt+Print Scrn: This copies the active window or dialog box.
Taking screenshots in Mac OS X
- Shift+Command+3: This takes a screenshot of the entire screen.
- Shift+Command+4: The mouse changes into a crosshair . You can then choose from two options:
- Click and drag the mouse to take a screenshot of part of the screen.
- Press the space bar. The mouse changes into a camera . Then click on a window to take a screenshot of that window
Taking screenshots on mobile devices
- To take a screenshot on an Apple mobile device, all you have to do is press the Home button and theSleep/wake button at the same time. This will take a photo of what's on your screen, and the image will save to your camera roll (in the Photos app).
- To take a screenshot on most Android mobile devices, just press the Volume Down button and the Power button at the same time. This will take a picture of your screen, and the image will save to your gallery.