Unable to screenshot



Kevin Wilson
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
I've used the screenshot option on previous versions of Windows, and now i'm
unable to take a screenshot on Windows Xp. Has this option been taken out? If
not how do I take a screen shot? Please note that I'm using alt+printscreen
and that doesn't work.

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
How to PRINT SCREEN on a Windows XP Computer
http://www.entity.cc/ICONS/print-screen.php

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"Kevin Wilson" wrote:

| I've used the screenshot option on previous versions of Windows, and now i'm
| unable to take a screenshot on Windows Xp. Has this option been taken out? If
| not how do I take a screen shot? Please note that I'm using alt+printscreen
| and that doesn't work.


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NoStop
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:

> How to PRINT SCREEN on a Windows XP Computer
> http://www.entity.cc/ICONS/print-screen.php
>
I wrote a little Windows utility a number of years ago to allow me to
capture a number of screen captures of different open windows and then
either paste them into an app or save them as BMPs. It can be downloaded
from here ...

http://w-3productions.com/multiscreen.exe (166KB)

It was written to run on Win95/98, but works on later versions as well.

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TaurArian
07-10-2005, 12:23 AM
Also:
Some links to some screen capture programs:-
http://www.webtree.ca/newlife/printkey_info.htm PrintKey 2000
http://www.wisdom-soft.com/products/screenhunter.htm
http://www.techsmith.com/products/snagit/default.asp



NoStop wrote:
> Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:
>
>> How to PRINT SCREEN on a Windows XP Computer
>> http://www.entity.cc/ICONS/print-screen.php
>>
> I wrote a little Windows utility a number of years ago to allow me to
> capture a number of screen captures of different open windows and then
> either paste them into an app or save them as BMPs. It can be
> downloaded from here ...
>
> http://w-3productions.com/multiscreen.exe (166KB)
>
> It was written to run on Win95/98, but works on later versions as
> well.

Ken Blake
07-10-2005, 12:23 AM
In news:E39E95B1-3285-4469-A327-0966BB6F8F88@microsoft.com,
Kevin Wilson <Kevin Wilson@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> I've used the screenshot option on previous versions of
> Windows, and
> now i'm unable to take a screenshot on Windows Xp. Has this
> option
> been taken out? If not how do I take a screen shot? Please note
> that
> I'm using alt+printscreen and that doesn't work.


No, it hasn't changed at all.

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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