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This blog was designed to keep me on my toes, technology wise and web based too. Plus to help anyone I can in the process :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

How to printscreen?

Ever need to print something on your computer desktop or in a application that just doesn't have a "Print" option? Printscreen was put into windows for the last decade but very few people I know are aware of it and/or know how to use it.

To do this, follow this procedure:
1. Maximize the window you'd like to capture.
2. To copy/capture the current window, hold down ALT + Print Scrn at the same time. To capture the entire screen, just press Print Scrn.
3. Open a new document in MS Word, MS Photo Editor, or Adobe PhotoShop.
4. Paste the screen shot by holding down CTRL and V at the same time.
5. Print the document when you're finished pasting screen shots.

 I simply used MS Paint and saved the file. VOILA all done. check the images and the quality are actually pretty descent. If you found this useful please click follow. Also if you need anyother tutorials just ask and I will be glad to make one for your specific problems.


  1. this is weird. my brother is asking me now how to print screen! CRAZY!

  2. And then MSPaint compresses the images horribly and they look like crap :p

  3. Thanks for the tip. I usually use CorelDraw.

  4. i use mspaint but it doesn't save the whole screen, i think ill use ms word from now on, thanks!

  5. quite a basic tip BUT I know plenty of ppl who dont know that already, so good post :)

  6. awesome post! supporting you friend- and thanks for visting my blog!

  7. superb i love this post
    supp u bro