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Get a copy of your screen on your clip board

Ever call tech support and they ask you to send them a screen shot of the problem. How can you do that? What's the secret key combination to unlock this picture taking power?

Actually if you want just the entire screen it's a single key press.

If you have a Print Screen button on your keyboard then that's all you need. Press it and your computer will take a snapshot of your display and put it on your clip board. Now all you have to do is paste it in either Microsoft paint, word, or another compatible program and email it.

You can also hold down Alt when you press Print screen to get just the active program. However for tech support reasons I would suggest using normal print screen as there may be other indicators in the background they can see.

Last Updated: 07/16/2009 12:19 PM

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