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How To Take a Screenshot on a School Computer

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Do you want to save a screen on your school computer image instead of taking notes? Luckily, you can do this by taking a screenshot without much effort.

Quick Answer

To screenshot on a school computer, open the file, program, or window and press the Windows + PrtScn key to take and save a screenshot file in the “Pictures” folder.  

To help you with the task, we’ve compiled an extensive guide showing you how to screenshot a school computer. 

Taking Screenshots on a School Computer 

If you don’t know how to screenshot on a school computer, our following 3 step-by-step methods will help you do it without spending too much time.

Method #1: Taking a Screenshot Using Windows OS

Do these steps to take screenshots using a school computer with a Windows operating system. 

  1. Open the program, window, or file you want to screenshot. 
  2. Press Windows + PrtScn keys. 

The screen light will dim for a second, and the screenshot file will be saved in the default “Pictures” folder. 

Another way of taking a screenshot on a school computer running Windows OS is to use the Snipping tool in the following way.

  1. Press Windows + Shift + S keys. 
  2. The Snipping toolbar will appear on the screen. 
  3. Click “Fullscreen Snip.”
  4. Click the notification that pops up on the screen.
  5. The “Snip & Sketch” window will open. 

You can edit the screenshot (if required) using multiple tools here and click the “Save” button to save it as a file in the default “Pictures” or any desired folder.  

Method #2: Taking a Screenshot on ChromeOS 

If you are using ChromeOS on a school computer, you can take a screenshot by following simple steps. 

  1. Open the file or program you want to screenshot. 
  2. Press the Ctrl + Show Windows keys. 

The screenshot will be saved to the default “Images” folder. 

Method #3: Taking a Screenshot on macOS

You can also take a screenshot on a Mac school computer using these steps. 

  1. Go to the file or program you want to screenshot. 
  2. Press Shift + Command + 3.
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  3. Click the thumbnail at the corner of your Mac’s screen to edit it. 

You can access the saved screenshot file on the Mac desktop. However, you can save this file to any other folder by simply dragging the thumbnail.  

Using ShareX to Take Screenshots on a School Computer

It is possible to use the third-party screenshot app ShareX to take a screenshot on your school computer in the following way. 

Step #1: Downloading the ShareX App  

In the first step, download ShareX, open the default “Downloads” folder from your desktop, and click the downloaded ShareX setup file. Select the “I accept the agreement” checkbox in the setup window and click “Next.”

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Select the destination folder to install ShareX by clicking “Browse.” 

Next, select any additional tasks you want the setup to perform per your preference and click “Next.” Click “Install” to begin the process and once it’s done, select the “Launch ShareX” checkbox and click “Finish” to launch the app on your PC. 

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Step #2: Setting the Destination Folder 

In the second step, open ShareX and click “Application settings.” Now, click “Paths” on the pop-up window menu, and you can see the folder’s path where ShareX will save the screenshots. 

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Next, click “Browse,” navigate to the desired folder and click “Select Folder” on the window. Now, click “Apply” to save changes, and a ShareX auto restart confirmation pop-up will appear. Click “Yes” to confirm restart and save changes. 

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Step #3: Adding Hotkeys

In this step, open ShareX and click “Hotkey Settings” from the left menu. Here you can see some default hotkeys listed already. Now, click “Add…,” select “Task,” go to “Screen Capture,” select “Capture active window,” and close the window. 

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Next, click “None” beside “Capture active window,” and press your desired hotkey combination on the keyboard, and it’s done.

You can repeat the process to add more hotkeys for multiple tasks, tools, or actions. 

Step #4: Take a Full-Screen Screenshot 

In the last step, press the dedicated default hotkey to take a full-screen screenshot, and ShareX will save the screenshot to your custom folder. 

You can also open the ShareX app, click “Capture,” and select “Fullscreen” to capture your entire school computer screen. 

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In this guide, we’ve discussed how to screenshot on school computers running Windows, macOS, and ChromeOS.

Hopefully, your question has been answered in this article, and you can now easily screenshot any information without stressing about writing it down. 

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