April 2014 Tech Tips – Quick Screenshots
Here is your quick Tech Tip for the month of April to help you be more productive. As always, reach out anytime! We are here to help.
Need to Take a Quick Screenshot?
*In Windows, PrintScreen key copies the whole screen image, as a graphic, onto your invisible Clipboard, so you can paste into an e-mail message or any other program. If you add the Alt key, you copy only the front window.
*On a Mac, press Command-Shift-3. (Command is the key with the propeller on it, next to the Space bar.) You hear a snapshot sound, and you get a graphics file on your desktop—a picture of the entire screen image.
*If you press Command-Shift-4 instead, you get a crosshair cursor; you can draw across just one portion of the screen. Or, if you now tap the Space bar, you turn the cursor into a little camera icon. You can now click on just one window or toolbar that you want to copy.
*In both cases, you can hold down the Control key to copy the image to the Clipboard instead of leaving a file on the hard drive.