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I cant get my built in web cam to turn on? It is listed under devices but I cant find where to locate it at to turn it on and I need to make a short cut to my desktop. I have a HP TochSmart tx2 1275dx notebook pc. Thanks

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  • Jason Heumann Nov 11, 2010

    It will work when I use it on yahoo messenger but it wont take a still photo that way so I need to get it to turn on by itself I think to get it to take a picture as there is not an option on it when it is turned on during yahoo messenger????

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Hey,
you can access the webcam In windows live messenger for example. Unless you buy a webcam separately it most likely won't have a previewing program.
you can get windows live messenger from http://explore.live.com/windows-live-messenger?os=other
another program would be skype, you can use it on skype calls as well. www.skype.com
You can preview your picture in both programs settings, skypes video settings has a preview, and windows live messenger, also has a preview.
Or what are you actually trying to accomplish? are you trying to watch yourself on the webcam and record it or?

Posted on Nov 11, 2010

  • Ekse Nov 11, 2010

    Heres a way to take a picture of your preview picture:





    With the yahoo program open, and the review picture on screen so that you can see yourself.

    Click on the top of the window so its selected then hold down the ALT button on your keyboard, and press on Print screen button its near the del or delete button. ALT is next to the spacebar.





    Okay, you just took a screenshot of that program, now to save that:





    Click on the start menu

    all programs

    accessories

    paint





    in paint, click edit and paste OR Hold down the CTRL key and press V the picture appears on paint.





    Now you just want the picture of yourself.





    On the paint find the Select tool





    Now you use this tool, to select your picture from the image. Go to the top left edge of the picture and hold down the left mouse button, now move your mouse to the bottom right edge of the picture and then let go.





    Now your photo is selected. Hit CTRL+C (OR edit - copy)





    Now you need to open a new picture, press File and then New.





    Now hit CTRL+V (or edit - paste)





    You got your picture, now you need to grab the white edge with the left mouse button and drag it to the bottom right corner of your picture.





    Its done.





    Click File and Save As.





    Now you can put that photo on yahoo, facebook, anything.







    Now if that is way too complicated or if the picture is too small, we have to find another way.

  • Ekse Nov 11, 2010

    If your on windows vista or windows 7 click start, then devices and printers, do you see the webcam there? double click on it? does it open? right click on it, what options does it give you?


    Unless you can view your camera that way or by going to Computer or "my computer" from either desktop or start menu and see the camera there, double click on it, if it doesn't work or if its not visible you have to try a program.


    here is something.




    Fwink is a free and open source webcam application for Windows. It takes still images from your camera at timed





    Well surely you can just take one if you wish.




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