Screenshot taking keyboard shortcuts

Screenshot taking

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
3 months ago
- Shortcuts

Taking screenshots on your computer is very easy. You don't need to install any additional software for basic capturing. We've listed screenshot-taking shortcuts for Windows, macOS, and Gnome below. Note: You may need to hold down Fn key in laptops before pressing Print Screen key.

Win + Print Screen

Copy screenshot of entire screen to clipboard, save it to Pictures\Screenshots folder

Print Screen

Copy screenshot of entire screen to clipboard

Alt + Print Screen

Copy screenshot of active window to clipboard

Win + ↑   Shift + S

Copy screenshot of selected area to clipboard (Windows 10)

  For additional screenshot shortcuts and all Windows 10 shortcuts that may come handy, click here.
↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + 3

Save screenshot of entire screen as file

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + 3

Copy screenshot of entire screen to clipboard

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + 4 then Space then Mouse movement then Mouse left click

Save screenshot of window as file

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + 4 then Mouse left click + Mouse movement

Save screenshot of selected area as file

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + 4 then Space then Mouse movement then Mouse left click

Copy screenshot of window to clipboard

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + 4 then Mouse left click + Mouse movement

Copy screenshot of selected area to clipboard

  For all macOS shortcuts, take a look at this article.
Print Screen

(then set the name and click "Save") Save screenshot of entire screen as file

Ctrl + Print Screen

Copy screenshot of entire screen to clipboard

Ctrl + Alt + Print Screen

Copy screenshot of active window to clipboard

Alt + Print Screen

(then set the name and click "Save") Save screenshot of window as file

↑   Shift + Print Screen

(then set the name and click "Save") Save screenshot of selected area as file

Alt + Print Screen

(then click "Copy to Clipboard") Copy screenshot of window to clipboard

↑   Shift + Print Screen

(then click "Copy to Clipboard") Copy screenshot of selected area to clipboard

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Alt + R

Screencasting

  These are only screenshot taking shortcuts for KDE. For all useful KDE shortcuts, take a look at this article.

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Program information

Program name: Screenshot taking (System tools)

Shortcut count: 18

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