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How to use the PRINT SCREEN button on my computer keyboard

Here is very quick tip.

Go to the website you would like to to capture. Hold down the Shift key and push the Print Screen key. Next, open up your email program and click new to compose an email. Put your cursor in the body section like you would to begin an email. Now simply hold the CTRL key down and at the same time push down the "V" key. There you have it! Now you can email, print, or save what you captured on your computer screen.

Hope you find this helpful! See below for an example. Cool, eh?


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How can I print out my account address information to send an email to my car insurance company


Rather than printing & scanning to attach a document to an email, you can just do a screen print. To do this, pull up the portion of the page you need and hold down the "Alt" key AND hit the "Prt Scr" key. (It wont look like anything has happened). Now go into your email - Make sure your cursor is in the text area - right click your mouse & choose paste from the dropdown menu that will appear. If you need to capture a larger portion of the page; hold down the "Ctrl" key and tap the minus sign to get more content on the screen print. if you need larger print - hold down the "Ctrl" key and tap the plus sign. Whatever you see on the screen is what will be captured and pasted into your email. This includes all the tabs on the top with any websites you have open and the bottom tool bar where your icons, etc sit

Nov 23, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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How do you "Print Screen" on a MAC OS X Keyboard


Push the "command", "shift" and "4" buttons at the same time. This will produce a screen shot of the screen which will be saved to the desktop. You will be able to open this file and print it.

Oct 17, 2012 | Apple Mac OS X

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how do i print screen on my acer laptop? i see the PrtSc button but it isnt working


It's NOT really straightforward, but is doable.
Here's How:
  1. Press the Print Screen key on your keyboard. It may be labeled [PrtScn].
  2. Open an image editing program, such as Microsoft Paint.
  3. Go to the Edit menu and choose Paste.
  4. If prompted to enlarge the image, choose Yes.
  5. Optional: Use your image editor's crop tool to crop out unnecessary portions of the screen shot.
  6. Go to the File Menu and choose Save As.
  7. Navigate to the folder where you want to save the image.
  8. Type a file name for the image.
  9. Select a file type.
  10. Click the Save button.
Tips:
  1. Hold the Alt key down while pressing Print Screen to capture only the active window.
  2. Generally the GIF format works best when saving screen shots of application windows. The JPEG format usually makes screen shots (especially those with text) blurry, blotchy and discolored.
Yes - the PrintScreen button is really mis-named.

You can find programs that do a far better job of capture screen images. Like this one.. http://www.etrusoft.com/

Nov 30, 2010 | Acer 91.63X07.001 Keyboard

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How to do print screen in Compaq nx6120 laptop ?


The same as on most PC's, by pressing the Prt Sc button on the laptop OR the FUNCTION key then the Prt Sc then go into Paint and click on "edit" / paste then your screen shot will show.

Nov 01, 2010 | HP 378248-001 keyboard for Compaq nc6110,...

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I cannot get the print screen function to work. I have no FN button or FN lock button to which everyone is referring. I have 3 different keyboards and none have these buttons. I have a Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 2000 Model 1066 with Windows XP SP3. Please help.


I don't think that the print screen key actually sends the current screen to the printer to print out. It used to do this way back when. What it does do though is capture the screen, which you can then paste into something like MS Paint or Photoshop or even MS Word. If you press just the "Print Screen" key on it's own, no function keys or shift or anything else, it will capture the entire screen. If you hold down the "Alt" key then press the "Print Screen" key, it will capture whatever window you have in focus at that point. So to capture just an error box message for example, you click in it with the mouse to make sure it's the active window (not grayed out title bar) then hold "Alt" press "Print Screen" then release the "Alt" key. You can then paste that into an image or word document by right clicking the mouse and selecting paste, or by holding down the "Ctrl" key and pressing V.

I hope this is what you were wanting to figure out when you were talking about the print screen key, and hopefully this will have helped you and cleared up a few things. :-)

Alex Devlin

Aug 25, 2010 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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