How To Take A Screenshot
Learning how to take a screenshot is a useful tool when you are complaining about your computer to an audience that wonders if you are, shall we say, "special." A screenshot shows the world exactly what is hindering your progress or pissing you off. You can take a screenshot with both a Windows machine or a Mac. It is quite easy and is something everyone should know how to do.
To take a screenshot, you will need:
- Either a PC running Windows or a Mac
- The manual dexterity of a chimpanzee
- On a Windows machine. To take a screenshot on a Windows machine, you have it super easy. You can be a chimpanzee with only finger and pull this off. All you have to do is look for the 'Print Screen' key on your keyboard and press it. On some notebooks and keyboards, they may abbreviate this to something like 'Prnt Scrn' or 'PrtScn.' Now that you have pressed the button, your computer has saved a shot of your screen on the clipboard. This means you can go to any media software you have or even Word and paste the contents onto the page. To feel super cool, press CTRL-V to paste.
- On an Apple machine. To take a screenshot on a Mac, you will need a few more fingers. Is this because Apple users utilize the opposable thumb more or because the Apple keyboard is a pain in the ass? The debate continues but all you need to do is hold down the command key (the one with the Apple logo on it) and the Shift key. Now press '3.' You will hear a old fashioned camera noise because before digital cameras that was the noise a camera made. Now look for a file on your desktop called 'Picture1.png.'