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May 25, 2005 9:30:46 PM

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How do you perform a screen snapshot in windows XP?

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Anonymous
May 25, 2005 9:30:47 PM

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Press the 'Print Screen' key on your keyboard. This will copy the screen
shot to the Windows clipboard. You can then paste it into an application
(like PhotoShop or even Word) to see or print it.

Hope this helps



"Dick" wrote:

> How do you perform a screen snapshot in windows XP?
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Anonymous
May 25, 2005 9:30:47 PM

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In news:6Mmdnb8OxuIacwnfRVn-ow@comcast.com,
Dick <Smok10a@netscape.net> typed:

> How do you perform a screen snapshot in windows XP?


Back in the days of DOS, the PrintScrn key used to print the
screen. But in all versions of Windows, this works differently,
and the name of the key is now an anachronism.



To use the key, press it to capture an image of the entire
screen, or press alt-PrintScrn to capture an image of the active
window. Either one captures the image to the Windows clipboard.
Once it's in the clipboard you can paste (Ctrl-V) it into any
application that supports graphics (Windows Paint, other graphics
programs, even your favorite word processor). You can edit or add
to the image as you wish, then print it.



This ability to manipulate the image in a program before printing
it is an improvement over the original DOS method of just
printing it. But if you'd like that old facility back, there are
several third-party freeware/shareware programs that can do this,
such as PrintKey2000
(http://www.sharewarejunkies.com/00zwd2/printkey2000.htm).


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Anonymous
May 25, 2005 11:26:52 PM

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Dick wrote:
> How do you perform a screen snapshot in windows XP?
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The same way it was in earlier versions of Windows, if you're familiar
with any of them.

Pressing the <PrtScn> key copies the entire display to the
clipboard. Pressing <ALT>+<PrtScn> copies only the active Window to
the clipboard (iow, into RAM). To view the screen capture, open a
graphics program, such as MS Paint, and press <CTRL>+V. This will
paste the contents of the clipboard (your screenshot) into the open
file, and allow you to view it or save it as a file for later use.

How to Capture Screen Shots in Windows Using the Print Screen Key
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;173884


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