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Key combo for selective screen capture in Vista?

How do I get screen captures in vista the way I used to get screen captures in XP. Windows button + S let me select an area and copy to the clipboard in XP.

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  • mark_lubeck Mar 05, 2009

    This is the old, hard way to do it.

    XP Professional's system is integrated with OneNote and autmatically paints the selected area into OneNote. I'm trying to see if a similar OneNote feature is available in Vista.

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There is a feature called the snipping tool. In the start menu, go all programs, to accessories, to snipping tool. It is very versatile and much better.

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Hi!


You should press CTRL key+ Print Screen key and it will let you capture the screen and then go to paint or any other picture editing software and paste using CTRL+ V or simply selecting the paste option.

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