Print screen button

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Opajew, Jan 4, 2002.

  1. Opajew

    Opajew Guest

    where does the printscreen button save the file @?
    can i change where it saves?
    what type of file is it?
     
  2. Lonman

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    It saves it in the clipboard. You can paste it into a photo editing program and save as whatever you want... I use .jpg because it's good quality and small.
     
  3. stapler101

    stapler101 Guest

    How do you access the clipboard refered to here?
     
  4. Lonman

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    Open the Photo Editor, under 'edit,' select paste or paste as new image.
     
  5. stapler101

    stapler101 Guest

    thanks Lonman! I think of all the times I have punched the print screen button over and over in pure frustration cause I did not know how to use it!
    thanks!
     
  6. Lonman

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    You're welcome, and you're not alone. I thought it was broke for 5 years, lol.
     
  7. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

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    oh dear.... you didn't know how to use print screen?
     
  8. Lonman

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    Your honor, i'm claiming my fifth ammemdant rights! :p
     
  9. noah472

    noah472 Guest

    I am sure Lonmans not alone in this issue... its a well handy tool... why use third party software when you can use windows?

    (quick poll of an IT office and only 33% of people knew it lol!!)


    :D
     
  10. G-Money

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    also if you hold down the ALT key and press Print Screen key , it will open copy the active window and not the entire screen !!!



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