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Taking Screenshots
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There are many ways to take screenshots.  Below are a few options!


Windows Snipping Tool

Take a screenshot of your computer's screen using the snipping tool in Windows.  to copy words or images from all or part of your PC screen.


The Snipping tool interface in Windows 11.


Open Snipping Tool

There are four ways to open Snipping Tool:

  • Select the Start  button, enter snipping tool, then select Snipping Tool from the results.

  • Press Windows logo key  + Shift for a static image snip.

  • Press Print Screen (PrtSc) for a static image snip.

  • Press Windows logo key  + Shift + R for a video snip.


Source: Windows Help pages


Mac OS



  1. Press and hold these three keys together: Shift, Command, and 4.

  2. Drag the crosshaircrosshair to select the area of the screen to capture. To move the selection, press and hold Space bar while dragging. To cancel taking the screenshot, press the Esc (Escape) key.


Source: Apple Support Pages




  1. If your Chromebook has it, press the Screenshot key .
    • If your Chromebook has no Screenshot key:
      • At the bottom right of your screen, select Settings  and then Screen Capture .
      • Press Shift + Ctrl + Show windows .
    • If your external keyboard doesn't have a Show windows key , press Ctrl + Shift + F5.
  2. In the menu at the bottom, select Screenshot .


Source: Google Chromebook Help Pages

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