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  1. #1


    n8 Guest

    Print Screen using Vista

    This may be the stupidest question ever, but how does the "print screen" work
    on Vista? I've tried every possible thing with Shift, Ctrl, Alt..... Still
    seeking the resolution.

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    Miro Guest

    Re: Print Screen using Vista

    this is a programmign group - but to answer your question -

    its Alt-PrintScreen - and it puts the pictuer of your desktop into your
    clipboard to be pasted anywhere.

    Now, if you have a laptop - you probably have to hit something like
    Alt+FunctionKey+Printscreen, if the printscreen button is on a 'secondary
    button'

    Miro

    "n8" <n8@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > This may be the stupidest question ever, but how does the "print screen"
    > work
    > on Vista? I've tried every possible thing with Shift, Ctrl, Alt.....
    > Still
    > seeking the resolution.

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  3. #3


    Mark Salsbery [MVP] Guest

    Re: Print Screen using Vista

    "n8" <n8@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:F8F11914-9A09-4C02-9AF3-434AED7CCAD2@xxxxxx

    > This may be the stupidest question ever, but how does the "print screen"
    > work
    > on Vista? I've tried every possible thing with Shift, Ctrl, Alt.....
    > Still
    > seeking the resolution.
    Ctl-PrtScn gets the entire desktop
    Alt-PrtScn gets the active top-level window

    Some keyboards (like mine) you need to turn FLock off to get at the PrtScn.

    Mark

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    mc Guest

    Re: Print Screen using Vista

    wow....alt+function key+printscreen works!
    they say for vista there's a snipping tool for capturing a window...but i
    couldn't find it either.

    thanks a lot for the alt+fn+prtsc.

    "Miro" wrote:

    > this is a programmign group - but to answer your question -
    >
    > its Alt-PrintScreen - and it puts the pictuer of your desktop into your
    > clipboard to be pasted anywhere.
    >
    > Now, if you have a laptop - you probably have to hit something like
    > Alt+FunctionKey+Printscreen, if the printscreen button is on a 'secondary
    > button'
    >
    > Miro
    >
    > "n8" <n8@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:F8F11914-9A09-4C02-9AF3-434AED7CCAD2@xxxxxx

    > > This may be the stupidest question ever, but how does the "print screen"
    > > work
    > > on Vista? I've tried every possible thing with Shift, Ctrl, Alt.....
    > > Still
    > > seeking the resolution.
    >
    >

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    Re: Print Screen using Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by mc View Post
    wow....alt+function key+printscreen works!
    they say for vista there's a snipping tool for capturing a window...but i
    couldn't find it either.

    thanks a lot for the alt+fn+prtsc.

    "Miro" wrote:

    > this is a programmign group - but to answer your question -
    >
    > its Alt-PrintScreen - and it puts the pictuer of your desktop into your
    > clipboard to be pasted anywhere.
    >
    > Now, if you have a laptop - you probably have to hit something like
    > Alt+FunctionKey+Printscreen, if the printscreen button is on a 'secondary
    > button'
    >
    > Miro
    >
    > "n8" <n8@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:F8F11914-9A09-4C02-9AF3-434AED7CCAD2@xxxxxx

    > > This may be the stupidest question ever, but how does the "print screen"
    > > work
    > > on Vista? I've tried every possible thing with Shift, Ctrl, Alt.....
    > > Still
    > > seeking the resolution.
    >
    >
    Here ya go ~ How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista

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    Re: Print Screen using Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by mc View Post
    wow....alt+function key+printscreen works!
    they say for vista there's a snipping tool for capturing a window...but i
    couldn't find it either.

    thanks a lot for the alt+fn+prtsc.

    "Miro" wrote:

    > this is a programmign group - but to answer your question -
    >
    > its Alt-PrintScreen - and it puts the pictuer of your desktop into your
    > clipboard to be pasted anywhere.
    >
    > Now, if you have a laptop - you probably have to hit something like
    > Alt+FunctionKey+Printscreen, if the printscreen button is on a 'secondary
    > button'
    >
    > Miro
    >
    > "n8" <n8@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:F8F11914-9A09-4C02-9AF3-434AED7CCAD2@xxxxxx

    > > This may be the stupidest question ever, but how does the "print screen"
    > > work
    > > on Vista? I've tried every possible thing with Shift, Ctrl, Alt.....
    > > Still
    > > seeking the resolution.
    >
    >

    Hi,

    You need Tablet PC installed to get the Snipping Tool. Don't think you get it in Home Basic.

    If you have one of the other editions, ControlPanel>Uninstall a Program and on the left of that window, Turn Windows features on or off.

    Faststone Capture53 is an excellent free screen capture app.

    FastStone Capture 5.3 - eSnips, share anything

    Hope it helps

    SIW2

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