TAG: ScreenShot

Basics: Taking a Screenshot with Your Computer

Taking screenshots is one of the most common things you’ll do with your computer. You may want to record something you can’t easily save, and want it clearer than taking a picture of your monitor would yield.. Screenshots are also great for grabbing an error on your screen and sending it to a support person for help. In some cases, you can use them to tell a story. Today’s Basics article is about taking screenshots.

How To: Get A Screenshot With The Same Hotkey On Mac And Windows

I take lots and lots of screenshots on all the platforms I use. One of the best platforms for screenshots, however, is the Mac. You may know that on the OS X platform, a region-based screenshot is extremely easy to do with a Command-Shift-4 keyboard shortcut. Nothing like that exists on Windows (except for the print screen key). I’ll show you how to use a simple utility to recreate that same shortcut on Windows.

Screen Captures With Your Android Device, Without Root

This is a quick post on how to get a screen capture from your Android G2 (or Desire Z in Canada) smartphone. The process (as of the time of writing) is not so easy to get around for phones that are non-rooted – but if you would like to avoid rooting your phone, here’s how to get that screen capture. You are, unfortunately going to need a computer and a USB cable – what I’ll describe here is the process for doing this on Windows 7 32 bit, but it should still work on 64 bit.

Update #1 – Much of the information covered here is for any Android device covered in the SDK you download. I have tested this process with a number of devices and found only the Kobo Vox to go unrecognized so far.

Also of note: the newest version (4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich) introduces a method of screen capture native to the Operating System. Obtaining a screen capture in ICS involves holding down the POWER and DOWN VOLUME keys at the same time. Once the capture is taken, you’ll hear a sound and see an animation.

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