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    Senior Coder effpeetee's Avatar
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    Exclamation How to print screen Windows 7.

    * Sources (updated: 21.11.2012.
    Using Windows 8 Professional. 64bit with HP Photosmart 5510 printer Very useful site here.

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    FYI: That information isn't Windows 7 specific. I believe it has worked that way since NT4/Win95; if not, certainly since Windows 2000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oracleguy View Post
    FYI: That information isn't Windows 7 specific. I believe it has worked that way since NT4/Win95; if not, certainly since Windows 2000.
    Im almost 100% sure that it worked in Windows 98SE, so I am just as sure it would work in Windows 95. Although now I might attempt to get my old 95 up and running just to check. Ill post a follow up if I get the motivation.

    Often abbreviated Prt Scr, the Print Screen key is a useful key supported on most PCs. In DOS, pressing the Print Screen key causes the computer to send whatever images and text are currently on the display screen to the printer. Some graphics programs and Windows, use the Print Screen key to obtain Screen Captures.
    This was taken from social.answers.microsoft.com so it even worked, somewhat differently, but still worked in DOS.
    Last edited by digitalmaniac; 10-28-2010 at 11:57 PM. Reason: New Information...

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    Been in windows as long as I remember it, and I am 99% sure it was in 95, it was certainly in me/2k/xp and I assume vista as well

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    Windows 7 Forum - Printscreen

    Screen Capture:

    DO NOT use PrtScr unless you don't have a good screen capture program. Takes only the current browser window when you do it that way. Then you have to crop the image later if you need just a small section of the image.

    Use the following free software that allows you to select the area for a screen capture and/or whether you need to auto-scroll for a capture of a window that is too long.

    Last free version of FastStone Capture 5.3 (1.2 MB) - http://www.oldapps.com/fast_stone_capture.php

    Comes with its own built in Graphics Editor. Has many other shortcut keyboard options. The best feature is the auto-scroll on the web pages that has a scroll bar. This programs will auto-scroll and capture entire page!

    Or, free Jing: http://www.jingproject.com/

    Prt Scr - How To Do A Print Screen | ScreenShot: http://www.squidoo.com/prt-scr
    Print screen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Print_screen

    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSqrdqLJB8Y

    Macintosh computers do not use a print screen key. Instead, the key sequence command-shift-3 provides a similar functionality, saving the image to a file on disk. To capture only a selected area of the screen, use command-shift-4 to display a cross-hair cursor which can be dragged over the required area (while the cross-hair is showing, a press of the space-bar brings up the further option to select a window to copy). Any of these key sequences save a file to the user's desktop, additionally pressing the control key will modify the behavior to copy the image to the system clipboard instead.

    Jing is free software that adds visuals to your online conversations: http://www.jingproject.com/
    Snagit for Mac beta is here!: http://www.techsmith.com/snagitmac/g...t.asp?emc=smba
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    Cropping an image is really not that difficult, considering Paint can do it. And I bet you're going to be using Paint to save the image, too...

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    Alt + PrtSc takes the current window you are focused on. Just PrtSc takes a screenshot of whatever is on your screen, including whatever is on a dual monitor. You don't need a good program just to take a screenshot. Paint and windows is fine.


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