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How to Take a Print Screen on Your Computer or Laptop

Most people know how to take a screenshot on their phone, but many don't know how to do it on their computer. The print screen button is usually found in the top right corner of your keyboard. It should be labeled with "Prt Scr," and there should be a box or other type of indicator next to it that says "No Clipboard." This means that when you press this button, whatever was last on your screen will automatically be copied into the clipboard for you!

To take a screenshot of your entire screen, simply press the print screen button. You should also hear a "ding" sound or see some other indicator that it worked! If you want to only capture the active window, then hold down alt while pressing prt scr. This will automatically save an image file on your desktop with whatever was currently open in the background at the time of taking this picture. To do both screens together, hold CTRL + Windows Key + Prt Scr simultaneously instead.

If you want to take just a picture of your active window or tab, then press alt + prt scr. This will automatically save it as an image file on the desktop with whatever was currently open in the background at the time of taking this picture. To do both screens together, hold CTRL and Windows Key simultaneously while pressing prt scr instead.

You can also use one of these print screen keys to capture video screenshots if needed! Simply hold down ALT and press Prt Scr twice within half a second (time is not important here). The first click captures what's visible on your screen at that moment; however, anything new that pops up after that initial snapshot will be included too for as long you keep holding those buttons down! This is a great way to capture video tutorials on your computer or anything that pops up automatically.

For Mac users, there are also built-in shortcuts for screenshots using the Command + Shift + Copy buttons instead. The first click takes an image of everything you can see without needing to hold any other keys down; but if you want it only show the active window, then press these buttons again while holding control at the same time - just like PC users do with ALT and CTRL respectively!

To use this method of taking pictures in Windows vs Mac OSX will depend heavily upon which operating system you are currently running. However, all screenshot methods work almost identically between both platforms after being taken once they have been saved as images... so it doesn't really matter which way you do it as long as you remember the shortcut keys!

There you have it - all of the different ways to take a screenshot on your computer or laptop using print screen buttons and shortcuts. Be sure to try them out yourself and see how easy they are to use, especially for capturing video screenshots.

Quick Summary of Keyboard Shortcuts

-Print Screen button is usually found in the top right corner of your keyboard. It should be labeled with "Prt Scr"

-To take a screenshot of your entire screen, press Prt Scr

-If you want to only capture the active window, hold down alt while pressing prt scr.

About William Elward

Founder of Castle Ink, William Elward has 20 years experience in the printer industry. He's been featured on CNN Money, Yahoo, PC World, Computer World, and other top publications and frequently blogs about printers and ink cartridges. He's an expert at diagnosing printer issues and has published guides to fixing common printer issues across the internet. A graduate of Bryant University and Columbia's Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program, he's held various leadership positions at The College Board, Bankrate, Zocdoc, and Everyday Health. Follow him on Twitter at William Elward's Twitter Profile