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How do I take a screen shot of the current window on my computer?

Answer: If you're using Windows, you can take a picture of the current window by pressing Alt-Shift-Print Screen. It will copy the window to the clipboard, so you can paste it wherever you want.

On a Mac, you can press Command-Shift-3 to take a picture of the entire screen or Command-Shift-4 to take a picture of whatever area you select with the mouse. The picture will be created and saved on your primary hard disk.

Entered: April 9, 2000 – by Per Christensson

Category: Software

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