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How to Take a Screenshot



My computer uses ______ as its operating system.

Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista
Microsoft Windows XP
Apple Mac OSX
I do not know. How would I find out?

Windows 7 or Vista

Step 1: Click the Windows logo button in the lower left-hand corner of your screen.

Then, click "All Programs".

Step 2: Click on the "Accessories" folder.

Step 3: Click the "Snipping Tool".

Step 4: Click the "New" button.

Step 5:

Your cursor should look like crosshairs. Place the cursor near the item you would like to take a screenshot of, and hold down the left mouse button.

Drag the mouse over what you would like to take a screenshot of, and then let go of the left mouse button.

Step 6:

Click the icon of the floppy disk to save this image.

Step 7:

Select the location you would like to save this file to (your desktop is fine).

Name your file something easy to remember.

Click "Save".

Microsoft Windows XP

Step 1: Click the window you want to capture. Press the "Print Screen" key on the keyboard. The Print Screen key is near the upper-right corner of your keyboard. (This varies between different keyboards, especially between desktop and laptop keyboards.)

Step 2: Click Start (1), click All Programs (2), click Accessories (3), and then click Paint (4).

Step 3: In the Paint window, click Edit (1), and then click Paste (2).

Step 4: When the image appears in the Paint window, click File (1), select ".png" as the 'Save as type' (2), and then click Save As (2).

Step 5: In the Save As dialog box, in the File name box, type a name for the screen shot (1), and then click Save (3).

Apple Mac OSX

Step 1: Press "Shift", "4" and "Command" at the same time on your keyboard.

Step 2: While holding the mouse down, drag over the area you would like to take a screenshot of, and then let go of the mouse.

Step 3: Your screenshot is now saved to your desktop.

I don't know what an operating system is, or what operating system I'm using.


An 'operating system' or 'OS' is a set of software which manages your computer's hardware and hosts common services for computer programs. Not all operating systems are alike, and certain features may not be avalible on all operating systems.

If you're having trouble determining which operating system you're using, it's likely best to call the technical support desk at 727-341-4357.



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