What is the print screen key?
Print Screen is a key present in most Laptop and PC keyboards. With combination of other keys such us Alt & Shift keys, it allows user to save bitmap image of the screen or screenshot to the clipboard.
In Windows 10, the captured image can be pasted using Ctrl + V command in Microsoft paint or Microsoft Word.
In most mobile phones, screenshots can be saved instantly in the pictures folder by pressing keys at the same time.
How to print a screen on a PC?
To screenshot the entire screen in Windows 10, simply press the Prt Sc or PrtScn key on top of your keyboard just next to Function keys.
Open Microsoft Paint or graphics processing program or Microsoft Word then press Ctrl + V to paste.
To screenshot the selected Window, press Alt + Prt Sc key, then paste it to graphics processing program.
Pressing Windows logo key + Prt Sc key, will automatically save the entire screen into default Pictures folder.
Snip & Sketch and Snipping Tool
Alternatively, you can use the Snip & Sketch or Snipping Tool program to capture selected screenshot of your Windows.
Open Snipping Tool program, Click New, left click and drag to get a screen copy. Mark with pen tool or just click Save.
To use Snip & Sketch, press Windows logo key + Shift + S keys. Or you may Click New to start drawing shapes and save it. You have the option of Rectangular, Free-form, Windows Snip or full screen to save.
How to screenshot in Macintosh
There is no Prt Sc key in Macintosh machines, instead they use combination of keys to capture screen and save it to clipboard.
To capture the whole screen in Mac, press Cmd + Shift + 3, while Cmd + Shift + 4 allows to capture selected part of the screen.
How to take screenshots in Android device?
Open the screen you want to capture then press Power + Volume down keys at the same time, you would hear a shutter sound.
You can also press and hold the power button for a few seconds, then tap screenshot.
Open Gallery or Photos app to get the captured image.
To learn more please visit Google Support.