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How do I take a screenshot?

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This article demonstrates how to take a screenshot which can then be attached to an email response to ESET Technical Support. Screenshots help our representatives better understand your issue and expedite its resolution. To take a screenshot, click your operating system (below) and follow the step-by-step instructions:

Windows 10

Take a screenshot using your keyboard

  1. Press the Windows key + PrintScreen on your keyboard (or, PrtSc). Screenshots are automatically saved to Pictures/Screenshots in your user directory (C:/Users/%username%/Pictures/Screenshots by default).
  2. To access your screenshot, press the Windows key + E to open an explorer window and browse to Pictures/Screenshots.

Figure 1-1
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Take a screenshot using the Snipping Tool:

  1. Press Windows key + Q to search for apps, type Snipping Tool into the Search bar and then click Snipping Tool.

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  1. Click New or select the type of screenshot (snip) you want to take using the drop-down menu (default is Rectangular Snip).

Figure 1-3

  1. Click and drag your cursor over the area you want to capture.
  2. The Snipping Tool editor will automatically open. Click the diskette icon and select a save destination for your screenshot. Select a file type (we recommend .png for emails to ESET Technical support) and click Save.
  3. If necessary, attach your screenshot to an email response to ESET Technical Support.

Submit your screenshots in the correct format

Please submit your screenshot in its original graphic form (.JPG, .BMP, .PNG etc.), as an attachment to your message.

DO NOT copy/paste your screenshot into the body of your email to ESET Technical Support or submit using a PDF, Office Document or other non-graphic format. If you would like to open a case with ESET Technical Support, please submit a support request form.

 

Windows 8

Take a screenshot using your keyboard

  1. Press the Windows key + PrintScreen on your keyboard (or, PrtScr). Screenshots are automatically saved to My pictures/Screenshots in your user directory (C:/Users/%username%/My Pictures/Screenshots by default).
  2. To access your screenshot, press the Windows key + E to open an explorer window and browse to My pictures/Screenshots.

Figure 2-1
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Take a screenshot using the Snipping Tool:

  1. Press Windows key + Q to search for apps, type Snipping Tool into the Search bar and then click Snipping Tool.

Figure 2-2
Click the image to view larger in new window

  1. Click New or select the type of screenshot (snip) you want to take using the drop-down menu (default is Rectangular Snip).

Figure 2-3

  1. Click and drag your cursor over the area you want to capture.
  2. The Snipping Tool editor will automatically open. Click the diskette icon and select a save destination for your screenshot. Select a file type (we recommend .png for emails to ESET Technical Support) and click Save.
  3. If necessary, attach your screenshot to an email response to ESET Technical Support.

Submit your screenshots in the correct format

Please submit your screenshot in its original graphic form (.JPG, .BMP, .PNG etc.), as an attachment to your message.

DO NOT copy/paste your screenshot into the body of your email to ESET Technical Support or submit using a PDF, Office Document or other non-graphic format. If you would like to open a case with ESET Technical Support, please submit a support request form.

 

Windows 7 / Vista

Take a screenshot using your keyboard:

  1. Press PrintScreen on your keyboard (or, PrtScr) to capture your entire screen. To capture only the active window, press Alt + PrintScreen on your keyboard.
  1. Paste your screenshot into a program such as Microsoft Paint to save it: to open Microsoft Paint, click StartAll ProgramsAccessoriesPaint.
  2. Select Paste from the Edit menu, or press Ctrl + V on your keyboard.
  3. Click File Save As... and select a save destination for your screenshot. Select a file type (we recommend .png for emails to ESET Technical Support) and click Save.
  4. If necessary, attach your screenshot to an email response to ESET Technical Support. DO NOT copy/paste your screenshot into the body of your email to ESET Technical Support.

Submit your screenshots in the correct format

Please submit your screenshot in its original graphic form (.JPG, .BMP, .PNG etc.), as an attachment to your message.

DO NOT copy/paste your screenshot into the body of your email to ESET Technical Support or submit using a PDF, Office Document or other non-graphic format. If you would like to open a case with ESET Technical Support, please submit a support request form.


Take a screenshot using the Snipping Tool:

  1. Open the Start Menu and click All Programs Accessories Snipping Tool.
  2. Click New or select the type of screenshot (snip) you want to take using the drop-down menu (default is Rectangular Snip).

    Figure 3-1

  3. Click and drag your cursor over the area you would like to capture.

    Figure 3-2

  4. The Snipping Tool editor will automatically open. Click the diskette icon and select a save destination for your screenshot. Select a file type (we recommend .png for emails to ESET Technical Support) and click Save.

    Figure 3-3

  5. If necessary, attach your screenshot to an email response to ESET Technical Support.

Submit your screenshots in the correct format

Please submit your screenshot in its original graphic form (.JPG, .BMP, .PNG etc.), as an attachment to your message.

DO NOT copy/paste your screenshot into the body of your email to ESET Technical Support or submit using a PDF, Office Document or other non-graphic format. If you would like to open a case with ESET Technical Support, please submit a support request form.

 

Windows XP

Take a screenshot using your keyboard:

  1. Press PrintScreen on your keyboard (or, PrtScr) to capture your entire screen. To capture a specific area of a given window, press Alt + PrintScreen on your keyboard.
  2. Paste your screenshot into a program such as Microsoft Paint to save it: to open Microsoft Paint, click StartAll ProgramsAccessoriesPaint.
  3. Select Paste from the Edit menu, or press Ctrl + V on your keyboard.
  4. Click File Save As... and select a save destination for your screenshot. Select a filetype (we recommend .png for emails to ESET Technical Support) and click Save.
  5. If necessary, attach your screenshot to an email response to ESET Technical Support.

Submit your screenshots in the correct format

Please submit your screenshot in its original graphic form (.JPG, .BMP, .PNG etc.), as an attachment to your message.

DO NOT copy/paste your screenshot into the body of your email to ESET Technical Support or submit using a PDF, Office Document or other non-graphic format. If you would like to open a case with ESET Technical Support, please submit a support request form.




Mac OS X

Take a screenshot using your keyboard:

  1. Press Command + Shift + 3 on your keyboard: This takes a screenshot of your entire screen including screens from multiple monitors and automatically saves the file to your desktop. The file will be named "Screen shot" followed by the date and time.

    Figure 4-1

  2. If necessary, attach your screenshot to an email response to ESET Technical Support.

Submit your screenshots in the correct format

Please submit your screenshot in its original graphic form (.JPG, .BMP, .PNG etc.), as an attachment to your message.

DO NOT copy/paste your screenshot into the body of your email to ESET Technical Support or submit using a PDF, Office Document or other non-graphic format. If you would like to open a case with ESET Technical Support, please submit a support request form.

 

Android

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and later

Press and hold the Power and Volume down buttons at the same time until an animation plays to indicate that your screen has been saved.

 



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