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Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Eagle710, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. Eagle710

    Eagle710 OSNN Senior Addict

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    I was wondering how it is possible to take a screen shot of a desktop icon such as a shortcut so i can use it in a document. I mean i can use ctrl and print screen but that gets the background... any help?
     
  2. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    What in particular are you looking for? Because you can always grab a gif of the icon from the program file or if it is in Windows itself
    %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    open the containing folder which the icon is in, then you'll be able to take a screen shot on a white background from which you can crop the needed image.
     
  4. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    You could also change the Desk Top to a white background, take your screen shot and then change the Desk Top back to what it was.