A sometimes overlooked, but very helpful tool is built into every computer system - a way to take screenshots.

These can be especially helpful for asking what a feature is, how to do something or show an unusual error message.


Press the Windows key on keyboard (or Windows key+R or click Start>Run)

Type snip, this should find the program called Snipping Tool

Use this Snipping Tool built into windows to easily take screenshots, or to select snippets of a screen highlighting exactly the part you want highlighted.

You can choose where you want to save the screenshot.


  1. Press Shift-Command-4. The pointer changes to a crosshair.
  2. Move the crosshair to where you want to start the screenshot, then drag to select an area.
    While dragging, you can hold Shift, Option, or Space bar to change the way the selection moves.
  3. When you've selected the area you want, release your mouse or trackpad button. To cancel, press the Esc (Escape) key before you release the button.
  4. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

Please refer to origional Apple Support article for more details:



Press Ctrl-F5

Your screenshot is saved as a PNG file in your "Downloads" folder.


If using a Chrome OS specific keyboard, you may need to use Ctrl-Switch Window keys.