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How to Take a Screenshot of your Screen

This feature allows you to take a picture of what is currently displayed on your screen and make it into a savable format on your computer.

*For some laptops/tablets and newer keyboards the FN (Function) Key may need to be pressed at the same time.*

On a Windows 8 Machine (PRINT SCREEN)

To take a screen shot of the entire desktop, press the PRINT SCREEN key (often to the right of F12). This will copy the desktop to your Clipboard. Open any photo or image editing software (such as Paint or Photoshop). Pull down the EDIT menu and select the PASTE option to copy the image into the document. Edit or crop the image as necessary. Pull down the FILE menu and SAVE the image.  You can also paste this image in the same manner into a word, excel, or PowerPoint document to add it to something you are working on.

On a Windows 7 Machine (CTRL + PRINT SCREEN)

To take a screen shot of the entire desktop, press the PRINT SCREEN key (often to the right of F12). This will copy an image of the desktop to your Clipboard. Open any photo or image editing software (such as Paint or Photoshop). Pull down the EDIT menu and select the PASTE option to copy the image into the document. Edit or crop the image as necessary. Pull down the FILE menu and SAVE the image.  You can also paste this image in the same manner into a word, excel, or PowerPoint document to add it to something you are working on.

On a Macintosh Machine (CMD+SHIFT+3)

To take a screen shot of the entire desktop, hold down the APPLE key (also called the command key), the SHIFT key, and the 3 key simultaneously. To take a screen shot of just a portion of the desktop, hold down the APPLE key, the SHIFT key, and the 4 key simultaneously. These keystrokes place a .png file of the screen on your desktop. Open the file in Preview or Photoshop to convert to a .jpeg that Windows machines can view.

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Help! I can't find 'My Computer'! Where is the Start Menu?

Help! I can't find 'My Computer'?

My Computer is a Windows folder that allows you access all the drives connected to your computer, such as the Hard Drive, the Disk Drive, and any Shared Drives you are connected to. It will also list other folders that you commonly save files to, such as My Documents and My Pictures.