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How to take a screenshot

It is important to obtain screenshots of the content in question in case you decide to pursue legal action in the future. You can do this on your Windows computer, Mac, Android (such as phone or tablet) or Apple device (such as an iPhone or iPad).

How can I take a screenshot on my windows computer?

To get a full screenshot:

Press: “PrintScreen” on your keyboard. It might be abbreviated to

If you want to take a screenshot of a certain area, such as the content in question press: windows key + the shift key (the upward arrow) + S. You should then be able to grab a certain area using your mouse.


You will not see the screenshot straight away but it will be copied into your clipboard. To see the item(s), open Microsoft Word or Paint and press:

Ctrl + V

If you want the whole image to be saved in your Pictures folder, you can press

Windows Key + PrntScrn


How can I take a screenshot on a Macintosh computer?

To get a full screenshot:

Press command + Shift + 3

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To get a partial screenshot:

Command + Shift + 4

It turns the cursor into a crosshair, which you can drag to select a portion of your screen to capture. Release the mouse button or trackpad to take the shot.

And finally

Command + Shift + 4, then space bar, then click on a window

This will turn the cross-hair into a camera icon, which you can then use to take a screenshot of a specific window.

How can I take a screenshot on an Android device?

If you have a device such as a Samsung, or HTC, your phone runs Android software, and you can perform these actions to obtain a screenshot from your phone.

Press and hold down the power and volume-down buttons at the same time for a couple of seconds. Hold down the power key until a screen appears and tap Take screenshot.

This file will now be saved in your picture folder under Screenshots.

How can I take a screenshot on an Apple device?

Press and hold the power button and the home button at the same time.

If your device does not have a home button (iPhone X or later), Press and hold the volume up button and the right side button at the same time.

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