If a picture is worth a thousand words, a screenshot is worth…well, a thousand words. If you’ve ever wondered how best to make one, we’ve got some easy and effective ways to show to you.

When you’re trying to communicate what’s on your screen to a colleague (or to IT during a support call!) a screenshot can save everyone involved a lot of confusion. Here are some simple techniques:

  • Windows
    • Click the Start button, then search for “Snipping Tool”. This feature will let you automatically capture your whole screen, a selected window, or let you drag a rectangle around the area you want to capture.
  • macOS
    • Open Spotlight (magnifying glass icon up near your clock) and search for the Grab app, which offers the same options as described above.
    • If you have Mojave or later installed, you can use Shift-Command-5 to access built-in advanced screenshotting features.
  • Mobile devices (phones & tablets)
    • This will vary from device to device, but most mobile devices feature a screenshot functionality that is usually just pressing your “home” button (if you have one) and your power button simultaneously. This is true of iPhones as well as most Android devices. If this doesn’t apply to your device, a quick Google search should return instructions specific to your device.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the IT Service Desk at 508-565-1111 or service-desk@stonehill.edu