How to take a screen shot

If you're having a problem with something displaying incorrectly, whether it's the website or one of our messages, a screenshot is an incredibly helpful way to show Customer Support exactly what you're seeing.

On Windows Vista

Click on the Start Menu, and start typing "snipping" into the search box. You will see the Snipping Tool program show up in the Programs list. Click to start the program.

Just position your cursor at one corner of the portion of the screen you want to capture, then click and hold, and drag it to the other corner of the portion you want to capture. Then release the mouse button. This will create a window showing your selection. Press the second button to save the screen shot as an image file.

Note: you can email a screen shot without saving it by using the "Send To" button on the Snipping Tool toolbar.

On other Windows versions

Clicking Alt-Print Screen will copy the current selected window to your clipboard. To send this window to us, you will need to open a graphics program, like Windows Paint, and paste it into a file.

To open Paint, click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Paint. Then, click in the white section of the screen, and paste your screenshot. You can either go to the Edit menu and click Paste or you can press and hold "Ctrl" and tap V.

Click File > Save As. In the box that pops up, change the "Save As Type" to PNG or JPG. Type in a filename for your image. Choose a place to save, like the Desktop, and click save. You can then attach that file to your email to Pobox Customer Support!

On a Mac

To take a screenshot of your whole screen on a Mac, hold down Command-Shift-3.

To take a screenshot of just a portion of your screen, hold down Command-Shift-4. This will turn your cursor into a "target" icon. Just position your cursor at one corner of the portion of the screen you want to capture, then click and hold, and drag it to the other corner of the portion you want to capture.

This will create a file on your desktop, called Picture 1.png (or Picture 2, etc.) You can attach that file to your email to Pobox Customer Support.


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