Take a screenshot of your computer

Note:  This only works with Microsoft Windows.
Ever want to show someone exactly what you mean when you are trying to describe something that could be crucial in fixing your computer?  Well, here’s a neat little easter egg that I found with Windows XP – the ability to take a screenshot of your screen.  Well, want to try it right now?

Look for a little key on your keyboard called print screen.  Now go to the screen that you want
to take a screenshot of, and hit print screen.  Print Screen can sometimes be called Prnt Scr, or other weird abbreviations, and is usually on a key called SysRq (which is a legacy, button that they don’t use anymore, but used to be used to do something a long time ago, but by now the button has been abandoned).  Now that you’ve hit print screen, windows has taken a picture of your screen’s state, and copied it to the clipboard.  

Now click on the start menu and click run.  Type in ‘mspaint’, and hit enter, and then Microsoft Pain should come up.  Can you see the white space?
If it is bigger than your screen, then go to the bottom left corner of your window and click and drag it till it is really small.  Then hit Ctrl+V, and then your screenshot should appear.  If a window pops up asking you if you want to resize the drawing, then click on yes.

Hope you enjoy this cool feature! If you need more features in a screen capture than ‘Print Screen’ provides, then search download.com for ‘screen capture’.

Connor

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  • Craig

    AWESOME CONNOR!!! WOOO ROCK ON!!! I tried this and it works perfectly!!! Thanks sooo much for this awesome blog!

    ROCK ON!!

    -Craig (the cooolest and best guy around and also the most loyal fan)BWAHAHAHAH

  • Craig

    AWESOME CONNOR!!! WOOO ROCK ON!!! I tried this and it works perfectly!!! Thanks sooo much for this awesome blog!ROCK ON!!-Craig (the cooolest and best guy around and also the most loyal fan)BWAHAHAHAH

  • Craig

    Awesome this post was the bomb! Keep it up!

  • Craig

    Awesome this post was the bomb! Keep it up!