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How do you take a screen shot on a MacBook?

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To take a screen shot on a MacBook, display and position the image you want to capture exactly as you want to save it. Press the "Command-Shift-3" buttons on the keyboard at the same time, and then release the buttons once you hear a clicking sound indicating that the screen shot is captured. The screen shot is saved as a PNG file on your desktop, and it can be viewed by double-clicking on it, or use a desired image-viewing application to open it.

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  1. Display and position the image you want to save

    Open and display the image you want to save as a screen shot. Be sure to position it on the desktop exactly as you want, because how the image appears on the screen is how the image saves.

  2. Take the screen shot

    Press the "Command-Shift-3" buttons on your keyboard at the same time, and then release once you hear a clicking sound indicating that the screen shot is captured.

  3. Locate the screen shot on the desktop

    The screen shot is saved as a PNG file on your desktop, and it contains the word "screen shot," the date and time that it is taken.

  4. Open the saved file

    Open the saved file in preview mode by double-clicking on it, or select an image-viewer application of your choice to view the file.

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